Securities and Exchange Commission July 10, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Exemption of Compensatory Employee Stock Options From Registration Under Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Document Number: E7-13324
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is proposing two exemptions from the registration requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for compensatory employee stock options. The first exemption would be available to issuers that are not required to file periodic reports under the Exchange Act. The proposed exemption would apply only to the issuer's compensatory employee stock options and would not extend to the class of securities underlying those options. The second exemption would be available to issuers that are required to file those reports because they have registered under Exchange Act Section 12 the class of securities underlying the compensatory employee stock options.