• SEC Adopts Amendments to Form 8-K
  • April 16, 2004
  • Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas Office
  • On March 11, 2004, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") adopted amendments to Form 8-K, which is the reporting form used by public companies to disclose important events on a current basis. Although the amendments were first proposed by the SEC in June 2002, prior to the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the "Act"), the amendments were adopted in response to Section 409 of the Act. Section 409 requires public companies to disclose, on a rapid and current basis, such information concerning material changes in their financial condition or operations as the SEC determines is necessary or useful for the protection of investors and in the public interest.