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Form 8-K vs. Press Release: What’s the Difference?

Posted on August 19th, 2020. Posted by

Form 8-K vs. Press Release

There are many things public companies must consider when disseminating news. What is the most appropriate vehicle to disclose news to investors? In some instances, you will need to file a Form 8-K, the disclosure from the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). Sometimes, the news will necessitate issuing a press release. And sometimes, you will file both.

Below, we provide an easy-to-reference chart that outlines the differences between an 8-K and a press release, so you can more easily determine which mode of disclosure is appropriate for your news.

Form 8-K vs. Press Release

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