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.
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