RICHMOND, VA – On December 18, 2013, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) proposed landmark rules, pursuant to the mandate of Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Start-Ups Act (the “JOBS Act”), to revitalize Regulation A promulgated under Section 3(b) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). These rules create a create a two-“Tier” system for Regulation A offerings. Tier 1 will continue to be available for offerings under $5 million, while a Tier 2 Regulation A offering will be for offerings of up to $50 million. Tier 1 offerings will continue to have similar requirements as existing Regulation A, while an issuer conducting a Tier 2 offering will be subject to heightened disclosure requirements in its offering documents and will be required to make ongoing reporting.

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