On August 6, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a final rule providing for the deletion of references to a filer’s IRS identification number on Schedules 13G, 13D and TO and Form 144. The rule also removes references to IRS identification numbers in the descriptions and instructions in Forms 3, 4 and 5. In 2003, the SEC modified Forms 3, 4 and 5 to remove references to IRS identification numbers, but inadvertently did not remove references to IRS identification numbers in the descriptions and instructions.

The rule became effective on August 10.

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http://www.sec.gov/rules/final/2007/33-8830.pdf