Regulation 14A (Commission Rules 14a-1 through 14a-21 and Schedule 14A)

ICR 202204-3235-011

OMB: 3235-0059

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3235-0059 202204-3235-011
Received in OIRA 202104-3235-017
SEC CF 270-056
Regulation 14A (Commission Rules 14a-1 through 14a-21 and Schedule 14A)
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 04/27/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 07/31/2024
6,369 6,369
778,802 777,590
103,805,312 103,678,712

Schedule 14A is filed by issuers of securities registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in connection with solicitation of a proxy.

US Code: 15 USC 78n, 78w(a) Name of Law: Securities Exchange Act of 1934

3235-AL84 Final or interim final rulemaking 86 FR 68330 12/01/2021


IC Title Form No. Form Name
Regulation 14A (Commission Rules 14a-1 through 14a-21 and Schedule 14A)

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 6,369 6,369 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 778,802 777,590 0 1,212 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 103,805,312 103,678,712 0 126,600 0 0
Changing Regulations
The amendments in Release 34-93596 revise the consent required of a bona fide nominee, eliminate the short slate rule and establish new procedures for the solicitation of proxies, the preparation and use of proxy cards and the dissemination of information about all director nominees in contested elections to implement the use of a universal proxy card to allow shareholders to vote by proxy in a manner that more closely resembles how they can vote in person at a shareholder meeting. Additionally, the amendments specify certain required voting options and mandate disclosure about the effect of certain votes in an election to better enable soliciting parties to properly seek and authorize the appropriate voting option for shareholders. We anticipate that the amendments will result in a small increase in the required disclosure and the related burdens and costs for the registrants to prepare and review the collections of information. For purposes of the PRA, we estimate that the amendments to Regulation 14A will result in a net increase of 1,212 burden hours and a net increase in the cost burden of $126,600 for the services of outside professionals. The changes in burden reflect the Commission’s revision and update of burden estimates for all information collections under this OMB control number (whether or not associated with rulemaking changes), and the Commission requested public comment on all those information collection burden estimates for this OMB control number.

David Plattner 202 551-3000


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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