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Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Act, Section 306 (a), (g) (12
Inter-American Development Bank Act, Sections 11-12 (22 U.S.C. 283h-
Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Section 3(21) (29 U.S.C.
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Section 28 (43 U.S.C. 1625)..
Regional Railroad Organization Act of 1973, Section 210(g) (45 U.S.C.
Communications Act of 1934, Section 3 (h), (t) (47 U.S.C. 153 (h), (t))
Title 49, Section 11367.
Regulatory Definition of “Separately Definable Department or Division of
a Bank,” Rule g-1.
Index to Appendix.
SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
(References in brackets [ ] are to title 15, United States Code)
AN ACT To provide full and fair disclosure of the character of securities sold in
interstate and foreign commerce and through the mails, and to prevent frauds in the sale thereof, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. [77a] This title may be cited as the “Securities Act of 1933”.
SEC. 2.  When used in this title, unless the context otherwise requires
(1) The term "security means any note, stock, treasury stock, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest or participation in any profit-sharing agreement, collateral-trust certificate, preorganization certificate or subscription, transferable share, investment contract, voting-trust certificate, certificate of deposit for a security, fractional undivided interest in oil, gas, or other mineral rights, any put, call, straddle, option, or privilege on any security, certificate of deposit, or group or index of securities (including any interest therein or based on the value thereof), or any put, call, straddle, option, or privilege entered into on a national securities exchange relating to foreign currency, or, in general, any interest or instrument commonly known as a "security", or any certificate of interest or participation in, temporary or interim certificate for, receipt for, guarantee of, or warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase, any of the foregoing.
(2) The term "person" means an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a joint-stock company, a trust, any unincorporated organization, or a government or political subdivision thereof. As used in this paragraph the term “trust' shall include only a trust where the interest or interests of the beneficiary or beneficiaries are evidenced by a security.
a (3) The term “sale” or “sell” shall include every contract of sale or disposition of a security or interest in a security, for value. The term “offer to sell”, “offer for sale”, or “offer” shall include every attempt or offer to dispose of, or solicitation of . an offer to buy, a security or interest in a security, for value. The terms defined in this paragraph and the term "offer to