Definition of Issuer

Issuer is any entity which issues or proposes to issue securities.

Applying "Issuer" to Securities Exams:

If a corporation or Government sells securities to the public or simply proposes to sell securities to the public, they by definition are an issuer. A corporation may seek sell equity securities (stock) and debt instruments (bonds) to investors . Federal and municipal issuers may only offer debt instruments to investors.

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