The 2011 Foreign Private Issuer Numbers

Number of Foreign Private Issuers Registered and Reporting with the Securities and Exchange CommissionYesterday the Securities and Exchange Commission released an updated summary of registered and reporting foreign private issuers for the year ended December 31, 2011. Of the 965 issuers (down only 5 from last year) approximately:

  •  35.2%, or 340 issuers, were organized in Canada;
  • 13.9%, or 134 issuers, were organized in the Cayman Islands;
  • 7.4%, or 71 issuers, were organized in Israel; and
  • 5.5%, or 53 issuers, were organized in the British Virgin Islands;

The remaining 38% of issuers were organized in 48 different countries.

Most foreign private issuers, 48.4%, were listed on the NYSE, NYSE Amex and NYSE Arca markets, 27% were listed on the Nasdaq Global and Nasdaq Capital markets and the remaining 24.6% were quoted in the over-the-counter markets.

Overall, not much of a change from last year.

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