NEW YORK, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vintage, the capital markets, corporate services and institutional & fund services division of PR Newswire, today announced they have upgraded Vintage16 for the DIY electronic filing and management of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Section 16 ownership reports: Forms 3, 4 and 5.
Section 16 ownership reporting requires shareholders identified as an insider, or any owners of more than 10%, to electronically file Form 3 with the SEC no later than 10 days after the individual becomes affiliated with the company. If there is a material change in the holdings of the company's insiders - directors, officers and principal stockholders - they are required to file Form 4 with the SEC. Form 5 must be filed by an insider who has conducted a transaction during the year if it was not previously reported on Form 4.
Built with intuitive and easy-to-use menus, Vintage16 is a Verisign-authenticated secure site with SSL encryption that allows clients to:
Register an account and file immediately
Easily create, preview and transmit EDGAR-formatted Forms 3, 4, and 5 directly to the SEC
Save time with auto-complete function for Forms with Reporting Owner and Issuer profile information
Generate Multiple Issuer/Reporting Owner filings
Save and re-use drafts and previous submissions
Draft, maintain and modify footnotes and exhibits
Draft and maintain templates for Power of Attorney
Test file to the SEC without any added fees
Select a fee structure that matches individual or corporate needs
Custom, private label flexibility offers law firms brand customization and in-house client service
Effectively managing the administration of Section 16 reporting across the entire corporate client-base - which can encompass hundreds of reporting individuals – can be complicated. Vintage16 enables securities law firms to bring the reporting process in-house, offering their corporate clients turn-key, customized service.
Liam Power, President of Vintage, explained the increased interest law firms have shown towards bringing Section 16 reporting in-house: "Securities law firms are continually looking to mitigate regulatory risk for their clientele. Ensuring the proper filing of insider transactions is a simple and smart administrative value-add for these firms. Certainly, Section 16 reports are not complicated EDGAR filings, but they have to be filed correctly - especially since Forms 4s must be filed the second business day following the transaction's date."
"Vintage16's easy-to-navigate workflow allows any reporting individual to DIY self-file. However, assigning the law firm as the responsible party can be a real stress reliever for many issuers," concluded Power. Vintage16 offers a la carte and volume prices, further demonstrating Vintage's position as the industry's intelligent value.
Vintage, a PR Newswire division, is a top-three provider of full-service regulatory compliance and shareholder communications services, delivered across our three practice areas: Capital Markets, Corporate Services and Institutional & Fund Services.
Founded in 2002 and acquired by PR Newswire in 2007, Vintage has evolved to become the industry's intelligent value choice. We deliver a flexible balance of people, facilities and technology to ensure that regulatory compliance and shareholder communications processes are efficient, transparent and painless. Services include IPO registrations, transactions, virtual data rooms, EDGAR & XBRL filing, typesetting, financial printing and investor relations websites. www.thevintagegroup.com
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Bradley H. Smith Director of Marketing, IR and Compliance Services PR Newswire & Vintage +1 201.942.7157 [email protected]