178. This Part governs the transfer or transmission of a security.
Marginal note:Security certificate
179. Every security holder is entitled, at their option, to obtain from the cooperative
(a) a security certificate that complies with this Act; or
(b) a non-transferable written acknowledgement of their right to obtain a security certificate.
180. A cooperative may charge a reasonable fee for a security certificate issued in respect of a transfer.
Marginal note:Joint owners
181. If securities are held jointly by more than one person,
(a) a cooperative is not required to issue more than one security certificate in respect of those securities; and
(b) delivery of a security certificate to one of the joint owners is sufficient delivery to them all.
182. (1) A security certificate must be signed by at least one of the following persons, or a facsimile of the signature must be reproduced on the certificate:
(a) a director, or an individual on their behalf, or an officer;
(b) a transfer agent or branch transfer agent of the cooperative, or an individual on their behalf; or
(c) a trustee who certifies it in accordance with a trust indenture.
Marginal note:Former director
(2) A cooperative may issue security certificates that contain the signature of a person who is no longer a director or officer and the validity of the certificate is not adversely affected.
- 1998, c. 1, s. 182;
- 2001, c. 14, s. 197.
Marginal note:Contents of certificate
183. (1) The following information must be stated on the face of each security certificate issued by a cooperative:
(a) the name of the cooperative;
(b) the words “Incorporated under the Canada Cooperatives Act”, “constituée sous l’autorité de la Loi canadienne sur les coopératives”, “Subject to the Canada Cooperatives Act” or “assujetti à la Loi canadienne sur les coopératives”;
(c) the name of the person to whom it was issued; and
(d) the number and class of shares and the designation of any series that the certificate represents.
Marginal note:Notation of restrictions
(2) No restriction, charge, lien, hypothec, agreement or endorsement described in subsection (3) is effective against a transferee of a security, issued by a cooperative or by a body corporate before it is continued under this Act, who has no actual knowledge of the restriction, charge, lien, hypothec, agreement or endorsement unless it or a reference to it is noted conspicuously on the security certificate.
Marginal note:Restrictions, etc.
(3) The restrictions, charges, liens, hypothecs, agreements and endorsements referred to in subsection (2) are
(a) a restriction on transfer other than a constraint under section 130;
(b) a charge, lien or hypothec in favour of the cooperative;
(c) a unanimous agreement; and
(d) an endorsement under subsection 302(10).
(4) If the issued investment shares of a distributing cooperative remain outstanding and are held by more than one person, the cooperative must not restrict the transfer or ownership of its investment shares of any class or series except by way of a constraint under section 130.
Marginal note:Conspicuous notation
(5) A reference to a constraint on the issue, transfer or ownership of any class or series of investment shares must be noted conspicuously on every security certificate evidencing such a share that is issued after the share becomes subject to the constraint under this Act, if the constraint is one
(a) for the purpose of attaining or maintaining a level of Canadian ownership or control specified in its articles or required by law to carry on business or qualify for benefit; or
(b) to comply with any prescribed law.
Marginal note:Effect of failure to note constraint
(6) A failure to note a constraint under subsection (5) does not invalidate the investment share or the security certificate and does not render the constraint ineffective.
- 1998, c. 1, s. 183;
- 2001, c. 14, s. 198;
- 2011, c. 21, s. 89.
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