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In June 2017, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) closed a $1.9 billion merger with BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN) pursuant to which BNC merged with and into Pinnacle. With the completion of the transaction, Pinnacle becomes a Top 50 U.S. Bank. The merger will create a four state footprint concentrated in 12 of the largest urban markets in the Southeast. 

Bass, Berry & Sims has served Pinnacle as primary corporate and securities counsel for more than 15 years and served as counsel on the transaction. Our attorneys were involved in all aspects related to the agreement, including tax, employee benefits and litigation. 

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Regulation A+

It seems that lately there has been a noticeable uptick in Regulation A+ activity, including several recent Reg A+ securities offerings where the stock now successfully trades on national exchanges. In light of this activity, we have published a set of FAQs about Regulation A+ securities offerings to help companies better understand this "mini-IPO" offering process, as well as pros and cons compared to a traditional underwritten IPO.

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10 FAQs on the New SEC Rules on Exhibit Hyperlinks

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March 16, 2017

Recently, the SEC voted to adopt new rules and form amendments to make it easier for investors and other market participants to find and access exhibits in registration statements and periodic reports. The new rules take effect September 1, 2017. Below we have highlighted 10 FAQs about the new rules.

  1. What are the new rules on exhibit hyperlinks generally?
  2. What forms are covered by the new rules?
  3. Which exhibits must be hyperlinked?
  4. What are the compliance dates?
  5. How do the new rules apply to registration statements?
  6. How will we hyperlink to an exhibit that is filed for the first time when no web address will be available for that exhibit before the filing is made?
  7. Can we choose to hyperlink to external websites?
  8. How will the exhibit index look after the exhibits are hyperlinked?
  9. What happens if there is an error in the hyperlink?
  10. What should companies be doing now?

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Bass, Berry & Sims' Securities Law Exchange blog features commentary and practical insight on SEC updates for publicly traded companies.


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