On Jan. 30, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued (i) guidance regarding the disclosure of key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics in Management’s Discussion and Analysis, or MD&A (the “Guidance”), which is effective immediately and applies to the upcoming annual reports on Form 10-K and 20-F as well as related earnings releases; and (ii) a proposal to eliminate duplicative disclosures required by Regulation S-K Items 301 (Selected Financial Data), Item 302 (Supplementary Financial Information), and Item 303 (MD&A), and modernize and enhance MD&A disclosures for the benefit of investors, while simplifying compliance efforts for companies (the “Proposed Amendments”). In addition, on Jan. 24, 2020, the SEC staff issued certain Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations, or C&DIs, to clarify recent changes that allow companies to omit in the MD&A the earliest of the three years in certain circumstances. This GT Alert summarizes the guidance and proposed amendments.

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