SEC Proposes Overhaul of Mining Disclosures

30 June 2016
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Key takeaways

  • On June 16, 2016, the SEC proposed a complete overhaul of the disclosure requirements for registered companies that engage in mining activities.
  • Key changes include the clarification of materiality standards for disclosure, required disclosure of mineral resources and exploration results, and the requirement that every disclosure is based upon the work of a "qualified person" liable under the Securities Act for omissions and untrue statements in the disclosure filings.
  • The proposed rule aligns U.S. mining disclosure regulation with industry and global standards and will likely increase the amount of information mining companies must disclose.