Single Reference Guide From CCH Simplifies Complex Insider Reporting Requirements

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., August 4, 1999) – From directors, officers and large shareholders to the companies that assist them – those who must comply with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) complex insider reporting rules are faced with a considerable challenge. To help professionals navigate the changing compliance landscape, CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of securities and business law information, now offers the popular reference CCH Guide to Insider Reporting Under Section 16(a), Filing of Forms 3, 4 and 5, Second Edition.

"Significant changes to insider reporting regulations adopted by the SEC in 1996 constitute a complicated reporting regime requiring the disclosure of transactions in derivative and non-derivative securities," noted CCH securities analyst and Guide author James Hamilton, J.D., LLM. "The updated Guide is a practical reference that explains these revisions and puts in one place current and comprehensive reporting requirement information that is easy to understand and use."

Ready Access, Comprehensive Coverage

The Guide’s easy-to-follow narrative discussions completely describe technical regulatory provisions, while question-and-answer sections offer quick and important insights.

The CCH Guide to Insider Reporting Under Section 16(a) examines every aspect of reporting, including an exhaustive look at Form 3 (insider holdings disclosure), Form 4 (changes in beneficial ownership reporting) and Form 5 (annual statement of beneficial ownership), as well as the issues of timely / late filing, joint filing, and EDGAR filing. The handy 112-page volume identifies who is subject to reporting and where to send forms, as well as covers reporting issues as they relate to officers, directors, principal shareholders, foreign private issuers, immediate family and beneficial ownership. Also covered are equity securities, debentures, investment companies and Public Utility Holding Companies.

The Guide discusses SEC no-action letters, rules and interpretations and relevant court decisions and offers a topical index and glossary of terms. The appendix includes a list of rules for Section 16(a) 1-10 and Section 16(b) 1-8.

Availability and Pricing

To order or for more information on CCH Guide to Insider Reporting Under Section 16(a), Filing of Forms 3, 4 and 5, Second Edition, call 1-800-449-6435 or click here. Price is $25.00, plus applicable shipping and handling. Multiple copy pricing discounts are available.


CCH INCORPORATED, founded in 1913, has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces approximately 700 print and electronic products for tax, legal, securities, human resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at

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EDITORS NOTE: An editorial review copy of CCH Guide to Insider Reporting Under Section 16(a), Filing of Forms 3, 4 and 5, Second Edition is available by contacting Leslie Bonacum at 847-267-7153 or