FORM 8-A

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-A

FOR REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN CLASSES OF SECURITIES

PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR 12(g) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

 

BATS GLOBAL MARKETS, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   11-381738
(State of Incorporation or Organization)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
8050 Marshall Drive, Suite 120  
Lenexa, KS   66214
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

 

If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act and is effective pursuant to General Instruction A.(c), please check the following box. x   If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act and is effective pursuant to General Instruction A.(d), please check the following box. ¨

 

Securities Act registration statement file number to which this form relates:   

333-174166

(If applicable)

Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of Each Class

to be so Registered

 

Name of Each Exchange on Which
Each Class is to be Registered

Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share   BATS Exchange, Inc.

Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

N/A

 

 

 

 


Item 1: Description of Registrant’s Securities to be Registered

The description under the heading “Description of Capital Stock” relating to the Registrant’s Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Shares”), in the prospectus included in the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-174166) (the “Registration Statement on Form S-1”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 13, 2011, as amended, is incorporated herein by reference. In addition, a description of the Class A common stock will be included under the heading “Description of Capital Stock” relating to the Shares in the Registrant’s final prospectus to be subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and such prospectus shall be incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2: Exhibits

Pursuant to the Instructions as to Exhibits with respect to Form 8-A, no exhibits are required to be filed because no other securities of the Registrant are registered on BATS Exchange, Inc. and the securities registered hereby are not being registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized.

 

BATS Global Markets, Inc.

By:

  /s/ Joe Ratterman
 

 

  Name:   Joe Ratterman
  Title:  

Chairman, President and Chief

Executive Officer

Date: March 19, 2012

 

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