Bank Act (S.C. 1991, c. 46)

Act current to 2016-09-18 and last amended on 2016-06-22. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Ceasing to hold office
  •  (1) A director ceases to hold office

    • (a) at the close of the annual meeting at which the director’s term of office expires;

    • (b) when the director dies or resigns;

    • (c) when the director becomes disqualified under section 750 or ineligible to hold office pursuant to subsection 790(2);

    • (d) when the director is removed under section 761; or

    • (e) when the director is removed from office under section 963 or 964.

  • Marginal note:Date of resignation

    (2) The resignation of a director of a bank holding company becomes effective at the time a written resignation is sent to the bank holding company by the director or at the time specified in the resignation, whichever is later.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183.
Marginal note:Removal of director
  •  (1) Subject to paragraph 756(1)(g), the shareholders of a bank holding company may by resolution at a special meeting remove any director or all the directors from office.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Where the holders of any class or series of shares of a bank holding company have the exclusive right to elect one or more directors, a director so elected may be removed only by a resolution at a meeting of the shareholders of that class or series.

  • Marginal note:Vacancy by removal

    (3) Subject to paragraphs 756(1)(b) to (e), a vacancy created by the removal of a director may be filled at the meeting of the shareholders at which the director is removed or, if not so filled, may be filled under section 765 or 766.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183.
Marginal note:Statement of director
  •  (1) A director who

    • (a) resigns,

    • (b) receives a notice or otherwise learns of a meeting of shareholders called for the purpose of removing the director from office, or

    • (c) receives a notice or otherwise learns of a meeting of directors or shareholders at which another person is to be appointed or elected to fill the office of director, whether because of the director’s resignation or removal or because the director’s term of office has expired or is about to expire,

    is entitled to submit to the bank holding company a written statement giving the reasons for the resignation or the reasons why the director opposes any proposed action or resolution.

  • Marginal note:Statement re disagreement

    (2) Where a director resigns as a result of a disagreement with the other directors or the officers of a bank holding company, the director shall submit to the bank holding company and the Superintendent a written statement setting out the nature of the disagreement.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183.
Marginal note:Circulation of statement
  •  (1) A bank holding company shall without delay on receipt of a director’s statement referred to in subsection 762(1) relating to a matter referred to in paragraph 762(1)(b) or (c), or a director’s statement referred to in subsection 762(2), send a copy of it to each shareholder entitled to receive a notice of meetings and to the Superintendent, unless the statement is attached to a notice of a meeting.

  • Marginal note:Immunity for statement

    (2) No bank holding company or person acting on its behalf incurs any liability by reason only of circulating a director’s statement in compliance with subsection (1).

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183.
Marginal note:Shareholders filling vacancy

 The by-laws of a bank holding company may provide that a vacancy among the directors is to be filled only

  • (a) by a vote of the shareholders; or

  • (b) by a vote of the holders of any class or series of shares having an exclusive right to elect one or more directors if the vacancy occurs among the directors elected by the holders of that class or series.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183.
Marginal note:Directors filling vacancy
  •  (1) Despite section 772 but subject to subsection (2) and sections 764 and 766, a quorum of directors may fill a vacancy among the directors except a vacancy resulting from a change in the by-laws by which the number or the minimum or maximum number of directors is increased or from a failure to elect the number or minimum number of directors provided for in the by-laws.

  • Marginal note:Where composition fails

    (2) Notwithstanding sections 764 and 772, where by reason of a vacancy the number of directors or the composition of the board of directors fails to meet any of the requirements of section 749 or section 752, the directors who, in the absence of any by-law, would be empowered to fill that vacancy shall do so forthwith.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183;
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 105.
Marginal note:Class vacancy

 Notwithstanding section 772, where the holders of any class or series of shares of a bank holding company have an exclusive right to elect one or more directors and a vacancy occurs among those directors, then, subject to section 764,

  • (a) the remaining directors elected by the holders of that class or series of shares may fill the vacancy except one resulting from an increase in the number or the minimum or maximum number of directors for that class or series or from a failure to elect the number or minimum number of directors provided for in the by-laws for that class or series;

  • (b) if there are no such remaining directors and, by reason of the vacancy, the number of directors or the composition of the board of directors fails to meet any of the requirements of section 749 or section 752, the other directors may fill that vacancy; and

  • (c) if there are no such remaining directors and paragraph (b) does not apply, any holder of shares of that class or series may call a meeting of the holders thereof for the purpose of filling the vacancy.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183;
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 106.
Marginal note:Unexpired term

 Unless the by-laws otherwise provide, a director elected or appointed to fill a vacancy holds office for the unexpired term of the director’s predecessor in office.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183.
Marginal note:Additional directors
  •  (1) The directors of a bank holding company may appoint one or more additional directors where the by-laws of the bank holding company allow them to do so and the by-laws determine the minimum and maximum numbers of directors.

  • Marginal note:Term of office

    (2) A director appointed under subsection (1) holds office for a term expiring not later than the close of the next annual meeting of shareholders of the bank holding company.

  • Marginal note:Limit on number appointed

    (3) The total number of directors appointed under subsection (1) may not exceed one third of the number of directors elected at the previous annual meeting of shareholders of the bank holding company.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183.

Meetings of the Board

Marginal note:Meetings required
  •  (1) The directors shall meet at least four times during each financial year.

  • Marginal note:Place for meetings

    (2) The directors may meet at any place unless the by-laws provide otherwise.

  • Marginal note:Notice for meetings

    (3) The notice for the meetings must be given as required by the by-laws.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183.
Marginal note:Notice of meeting
  •  (1) A notice of a meeting of directors shall specify each matter referred to in section 785 that is to be dealt with at the meeting but, unless the by-laws otherwise provide, need not otherwise specify the purpose of or the business to be transacted at the meeting.

  • Marginal note:Waiver of notice

    (2) A director may in any manner waive notice of a meeting of directors and the attendance of a director at a meeting of directors is a waiver of notice of that meeting except where the director attends the meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business on the grounds that the meeting is not lawfully called.

  • Marginal note:Adjourned meeting

    (3) Notice of an adjourned meeting of directors is not required to be given if the time and place of the adjourned meeting were announced at the original meeting.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183.
 
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