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Where can I find a company's prospectus?

Last Updated: Oct 01, 2010  |  501 Views
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In addition to filing a required Form S-1 (Registration Statement), many companies also file a prospectus with the SEC when they have an IPO or new corporate bond offering.

The purpose of a prospectus is to describe the securities a firm is offering.  It typically provides material information needed in order to make a decision about investing, including a description of the company's business, financial statements, biographies of officers and directors, detailed information about their compensation, any litigation that is taking place, a list of material properties, etc.

Use the SEC's EDGAR system to search for prospectuses, as well as other kinds of filings.

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