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CCH Delivers Authoritative Books, Software, Online Resources On 2002 Securities Reform Law
CCH Explains New Responsibilities, Deadlines, Penalties
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., August 2, 2002) – CCH INCORPORATED (CCH),
a leading provider of securities law information and software, announced
today that it will publish several authoritative books explaining and
analyzing the just-passed Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and Securities
and Exchange Commission securities reform regulations. Several CCH online
and software securities compliance tools also will be enhanced to reflect
the law changes and support companies' compliance efforts. (To order,
or call 800-248-3248.)
Special Securities Reform Publications
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: Law and Explanation –
This comprehensive softcover book offers full text of the new law
along with CCH explanations of the law provisions, selected committee
reports and valuable legislative history. From the leading provider
of securities law information, this desktop reference is for securities
compliance professionals, government regulators, attorneys, accountants
and others who need accurate detail on the legislation and its application.
Now available. $39 plus tax, shipping and handling. Quantity
- SEC Corporate Disclosure Reforms:
Rules and Explanations – This series offers a comprehensive
guide on all the current SEC corporate disclosure reforms. Each publication
provides in-depth coverage on a particular SEC reform, including full
text and detailed explanatory coverage from CCH securities experts
as well as an easy-to-use topical index. The books are available individually
or as a five-volume set. The 500-plus page series includes a comprehensive
index. The books are available individually for between $25 and $39,
or as one-volume compilation for $79, plus tax, shipping and handling.
Quantity discounts available.
- Accelerated Deadlines for Periodic Reports – details
accelerated filing requirements, including 10-K and 10-Q forms as
well as web site access to reports.
- Form 8-K Disclosure of Management
Transactions – comprehensive coverage of the SEC's Item
10 in Form 8-K requiring disclosure of management transactions in
the company's securities as well as arrangements for such transactions
under a Rule 10b5-1 plan and loans to management made or guaranteed
by the company.
- MD&A Disclosure of "Critical"
Accounting Policies – an in-depth look at requirements for
accounting estimates that a company makes in applying its accounting
- CEO/CFO Certification – clearly explains the CEO
and CFO certification requirements as well as requirements for companies
to adopt procedures ensuring that they collect and disclose the
information required in Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K.
- Form 8-K Additional Disclosure Items – provides
coverage of all the new disclosure items required in Forms 8-K,
including material agreements made or terminated; material changes
to customer agreements; and material financial obligations, including
Guide for Audit Committees Under Federal Securities Law
– The new legislation details expanded responsibilities of public
companies' audit committees as well as committee composition and independence.
The second edition of this valuable softcover reference, to be released
later this year, explains these responsibilities in detail and presents
best practices, as well as select source material. This is a must-have
reference for every public company and every member of their audit
committee. $31, plus tax, shipping and handling. Quantity discounts
Other Securities Reform Solutions from CCH
Complete coverage of securities reform legislation as
well as proposed rules from the Exchanges and the SEC is provided to
subscribers of the CCH Internetsm Research NetWork™. In
addition, free Compliance Headline updates are provided at cchwallstreet.com.
Additional online tools and software-based solutions from CCH that
can help companies be more informed and comply with the new laws include:
CTI rList™ – an enterprise-wide software
tool designed to enable organizations to maintain surveillance of
their employees' personal trading against restricted lists. This
allows compliance officers within public companies to restrict insider
trading of company stock during blackout periods or other prohibited
times. Companies can also add other stocks to the restricted list,
for example, those of competitors or potential acquisition targets,
thereby preventing the possibility of trades that violate regulations
or company policy.
SEC Compliance Desktop – software for administering
and complying with SEC regulations relating to insider trading,
employee stock purchase plans and stock option plans. As part of
the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 16 of the Securities Exchange
Act was revised, requiring directors, officers or individuals that
own more than 10 percent of a security to file disclosures when
they purchase or sell shares of the stock. The SEC Compliance
Desktop allows users to fill out several forms for Section 16
compliance in an on-screen format based on company needs.
To Order or For More Information
Call 800-248-3248 or go to onlinestore.cch.com
For quantity purchases and related discounts, or for information
about CCH's other securities information and software services, contact
your CCH sales rep at 888 CCH REPS.
About CCH INCORPORATED
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 securities, tax, legal, banking,
securities, human resources, health care and small business markets.
CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer North America. The
CCH web site can be accessed at cch.com.
The CCH Business and Finance Securities Group site can be accessed at
EDITOR'S NOTE: Editorial review copies of the CCH 2002 securities
reform books are available upon request for members of the press. Software
reviews also can be arranged. Contact Leslie Bonacum, 847-267-7153 or