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  • picas_iscariot picas_iscariot Sep 23, 2007 11:27 AM Flag

    Quiet Period Ended???

    Wrong!!When the quiet period ends.... after the IPO, It allowed underwriters and institutional investors in VMWARE to issue reports, views etc on vmware. During The LOCK UP PERIOD, no insider, investor etc are allowed to sell any shares in the company...This period normally ends six months after the IPO.

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    • Guess I will add my 3 cents.

      a handy link for terms and definitions - time limits are provided.

      IPO Terms and Definitions

      link provided:

      Quiet period - the time period in which companies are forbidden by the Securities & Exchange Commission to say anything not included in their prospectus which could be interpreted as hyping an offering. Starts the day a company files a S-1 registration statement and lasts until 25 days after a stock starts trading. Intent and effect of quiet period have been hotly debated.

      Lock-up period - the time period after an IPO when insiders at the newly public company are restricted by the lead underwriter from selling their shares. Usually lasts 180 days.

      MAybe this will clarify it a little. or maybenot since there is some talk about changing the time limits.

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