On June 1, 2016, the US Securities and Exchange Commission approved a final rule, implementing a provision of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, amending Form 10-K disclosure requirements. The interim final rule allows Form 10-K filers to provide a summary of business and financial information contained in the annual report, provided that the summary also contains hyperlinks to the more detailed disclosure in the form.

The SEC also requested comment on whether the interim rule should provide more guidance on the form and content of the summary as well as the applicability of the amended rule to other annual reporting forms.

Comments on the interim final rule must be received on or before 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. The full text of the interim final rule is available at:

http://www.sec.gov/rules/interim/2016/34-77969.pdf