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Addition of new checkbox on cover page of Forms 10-K, 20-F, 40-F and
acceptance of electronic/remote online notarizations, which includes electronic signatures for Form ID’s

December 14, 2020 - EDGAR 20.4 was released by the Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”). This release includes a new checkbox on the cover page of Forms 10-K, 20-F and 40-F to disclose whether a company has obtained an internal control over financial reporting (“ICFR”) auditor attestation under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Other changes include acceptance of electronic notarizations and remote online notarizations, which include electronic signatures, in connection with the Form ID application.

2021 SEC EDGAR Calendar – Deadlines and Holidays

November 23, 2020 -The SEC announced 2021 EDGAR peak filing dates and federal holidays.

Filers should plan their filings accordingly as EDGAR filing volume on peak days tends to be highest in the hour prior to the end of the filing day.

On federal holidays, the SEC will not receive, process or accept filings through the EDGAR system.

We offer a downloadable version of the 2021 Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”) calendar on our website here.