Guidelines Respecting Control in Fact for the Purpose of Subsection 377(1) of the Bank Act

Version of section 5 from 2006-03-22 to 2010-02-28:

Marginal note:Factors
  •  (1) The factors referred to in section 4 are the following:

    • (a) the number, type and distribution of securities of the bank or any significant subsidiary of the bank, and the rights, privileges or features attached to the securities;

    • (b) the value of the equity and the number and type of securities of the bank or of any significant subsidiary of the bank, that the applicant has or proposes to acquire, and the rights, privileges or features attached to these securities;

    • (c) the involvement of the applicant, any significant shareholder of the bank or any significant shareholder of any significant subsidiary of the bank, in the business of the bank or significant subsidiary, and their knowledge or expertise in financial services or in areas relevant to the operations of the bank;

    • (d) the relationships, agreements, understandings or arrangements

      • (i) amongst the significant shareholders of the bank or amongst the significant shareholders of any significant subsidiary of the bank,

      • (ii) between the applicant and shareholders of the bank or between the applicant and shareholders of any significant subsidiary of the bank, and

      • (iii) between the applicant and any person in relation to securities of the bank;

    • (e) the composition and structure of the board of directors, any committees of the board of directors or any senior management committees of the bank or of any significant subsidiary of the bank, and the voting arrangements of the board and those committees;

    • (f) whether shareholders, directors or senior officers of the bank or of any significant subsidiary of the bank, are also shareholders, directors or senior officers of the applicant;

    • (g) the existence of family relationships between directors and senior officers of the applicant and the bank or any significant subsidiary of the bank;

    • (h) the ability of persons, including the applicant, to nominate, appoint or veto the appointment of directors, members of committees of the board of directors or senior officers of the bank or of any significant subsidiary of the bank;

    • (i) the ability of persons, including the applicant, in respect of the board of directors, any committee of the board of directors or any senior management committee of the bank or of any significant subsidiary of the bank, to

      • (i) require that prior to the placement of a proposal before that board or committee, as the case may be, the applicant consent to the placement of the proposal, or

      • (ii) veto a proposal put before that board or committee;

    • (j) the ability of persons, including the applicant, to determine or veto day-to-day operations, business plans, significant capital expenditures, dividend policy or the issuance of securities of the bank or of any significant subsidiary of the bank;

    • (k) the material terms and conditions of any agreement or arrangement between the applicant and the bank or between the applicant and any significant subsidiary of the bank;

    • (l) the existence of any significant dependency of the bank or of any significant subsidiary of the bank, on the applicant created by an agreement or other arrangement between them;

    • (m) any linkages between the applicant and an entity on which the bank has a significant dependency by reason of an agreement or other arrangement between the bank and the entity;

    • (n) representations about control of the bank by the applicant made by the applicant to any agency or body that regulates or supervises financial institutions; and

    • (o) any other relevant factor that is related to any of the policy objectives set out in section 4.

  • Marginal note:Significant shareholder

    (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), a person is a significant shareholder of an entity if the aggregate of shares of a class beneficially owned by the person and any shares of that class beneficially owned by entities controlled by the person exceeds 10% of all of the outstanding shares of that class of shares of the entity.