General Rules and Regulations for
Rule 601 -- Foreign Private Issuers and Foreign Governments [Effective until
Nov. 4, 2002.]
Foreign private issuers and foreign governments shall
not be subject to the mandated electronic filing requirements of this part 232, except
that a document filed either jointly with, or with respect to, a registrant that
is subject to mandated electronic filing shall be filed in electronic format. See
Rule 100 of Regulation S-T.
Foreign private issuers and foreign governments may
choose to file electronically any document not required to be so filed to the extent
that an appropriate form type is available, as identified by the EDGAR Filer Manual.
Notwithstanding any provision of this part 232, if a
foreign private issuer engages in an exchange offer, merger or other business combination
transaction with a domestic registrant and the foreign private issuer files a Securities
Act registration statement with respect to the transaction, the registration statement
and all other documents relating to the transaction may be filed in paper, provided
that the domestic registrant will not be subject to the reporting requirements of
the Exchange Act at the conclusion of the transaction.
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