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Streamline Section 16 filings.

Use File16 to easily submit SEC Forms 3, 4 and 5 accurately and on time. Report equity ownership and changes to corporate securities with our secure, self-service Section 16 filing software.

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Easily set up, file and access Section 16 filings from anywhere.

With File16, part of DFIN’s portfolio of end-to-end solutions, you can:

Create, test and live file unlimited or one-off Section 16 filings directly with the SEC

Generate filings for multiple reporting owners

Maintain a footnote library for use across multiple forms

Access DFIN experts ready to help

Manage securities, transactions, and historical information

Save and re-use drafts and previous submissions

More than just filing.

From tracking holdings to flagging SEC Section 16 non-compliance, File16 does more to help you manage the many moving parts inherent in Forms 3, 4 and 5 reporting. Our Section 16 reporting software solution is user-friendly, secure and compliant with Section 16 filing requirements.

It includes additional features such as multiple logins. You will be able to live-file directly with the SEC, track your submissions, and upload files from SEC-compliant XML sources — among other capabilities.

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Like File16, ActiveDisclosure keeps you confident when it matters most. From preparing for an IPO to adopting iXBRL, manage SEC requirements with unmatched accuracy.

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  • For individual officers, directors or 10% beneficial owners
  • Unlimited annual filings

Multiple Reporting Owners

Learn more about our Section 16 filing software package tiers for multiple reporting owners.

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  • For multiple preparers of Section 16 documents
  • Unlimited annual filings or pay-per-file pricing

Experience expert service and industry-leading support — any time you need it.

When you work with DFIN, you get:

People ready to help 24/7

Support from an experienced team of technical and EDGAR filing experts, dedicated to resolving issues and providing best practices

A solution that incorporates the knowledge and experience of the largest filer to the SEC

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