In addition to filing annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, publicly reporting companies must report certain material corporate events on a more current basis. Form 8-K is known as a “current report” and it is the report that companies must file with the SEC to announce major events that shareholders should know about.
The information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K (other than under Item 8.01) is being furnished, and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the. Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions: Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425) Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12). FORM 8-K CURRENT REPORT Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 27, 2012 The Charles Schwab Corporation (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) Commission File Number: 1-9700 211 Main Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Companies generally have four business days to file a Form 8-K for an event that triggers the filing requirement. However, if the issuer is furnishing a Form 8-K solely to satisfy its obligations under Regulation FD, then the due date might be earlier.