Insurance Companies Act
Marginal note:Dealings with registered holder
97 (1) A company or a trustee within the meaning of section 317 may, subject to sections 142 to 145 and 149, treat the registered owner of a security as the person exclusively entitled to vote, to receive notices, to receive any interest, dividend or other payment in respect of the security and to exercise all of the rights and powers of an owner of the security.
Marginal note:Constructive registered holder
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a company may treat a person as a registered security holder entitled to exercise all of the rights of the security holder that the person represents, if that person provides the company with evidence as described in subsection 131(4) that the person is
(a) the heir or personal representative of a deceased security holder or the personal representative of the heirs of the deceased security holder;
(b) the personal representative of a registered security holder who is an infant, an incompetent person or a missing person; or
(c) a liquidator of, or a trustee in bankruptcy for, a registered security holder.
Marginal note:Permissible registered holder
(3) If a person on whom the ownership of a security of a company devolves by operation of law, other than a person described in subsection (2), provides proof of that person’s authority to exercise rights or privileges in respect of a security of the company that is not registered in the person’s name, the company shall, subject to this Act, treat that person as entitled to exercise those rights or privileges.
Marginal note:Immunity of company
(4) A company is not required to inquire into the existence of, or see to the performance or observance of, any duty owed to a third person by a registered holder of any of its securities or by anyone whom it treats, as permitted or required by this Part, as the owner or registered holder thereof.
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