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Garrett Winslow focuses on securities, venture capital, and general corporate law. He advises public companies and underwriters in connection with public offerings, SEC reporting compliance, listing requirements, and general corporate governance matters. In addition, he represents both public and private companies and investors in a range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset purchases, and other finance transactions.

If you are a year-end company, today is the end of your second fiscal quarter, which means that it’s just about time to calculate your public float to see if your reporting status has changed. Here are a few things to remember.

Calculating Your Public Float

Your public float is the aggregate number of your company’s outstanding shares available for trading by public investors, multiplied by the current sale price of the shares. It does not include:

  •  Shares held by executive officers, directors and other stockholders who are deemed affiliates of the company (including all restricted stock and performance shares issued under equity compensation plans)
  • Treasury Shares
  • Derivative Securities (e.g., options, warrants and restricted stock units)

Public Float = sale price of common stock on the applicable date (e.g., last business day of the issuer’s second fiscal quarter (June 30th)) X the number of aggregate worldwide outstanding shares held by non-affiliates of the issuer on that date.

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