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Bank Act (S.C. 1991, c. 46)

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Act current to 2020-11-02 and last amended on 2020-05-09. Previous Versions

PART XVBank Holding Companies (continued)

DIVISION 5Capital Structure (continued)

Share Capital (continued)

Marginal note:Stated capital of continued bank holding company

  •  (1) Where a body corporate is continued as a bank holding company under this Part, the bank holding company shall record in the stated capital account maintained for each class and series of shares then outstanding an amount that is equal to the aggregate of

    • (a) the aggregate amount paid up on the shares of each class and series of shares immediately before the body corporate was so continued, and

    • (b) the amount of the contributed surplus of the bank holding company that is attributable to those shares.

  • Marginal note:Contributed surplus entry

    (2) The amount of any contributed surplus recorded in the stated capital account pursuant to paragraph (1)(b) shall be deducted from the contributed surplus account of the bank holding company.

  • Marginal note:Shares issued before continuance

    (3) Any amount unpaid in respect of a share issued by a body corporate before it was continued as a bank holding company under this Part and paid after it was so continued shall be recorded in the stated capital account maintained by the bank holding company for the shares of that class or series.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183

Marginal note:Pre-emptive right

  •  (1) Where the by-laws of a bank holding company so provide, no shares of any class shall be issued unless the shares have first been offered to the shareholders holding shares of that class, and those shareholders have a pre-emptive right to acquire the offered shares in proportion to their holdings of the shares of that class, at such price and on such terms as those shares are to be offered to others.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Notwithstanding the existence of a pre-emptive right, a shareholder of a bank holding company has no pre-emptive right in respect of shares of a class to be issued

    • (a) for a consideration other than money;

    • (b) as a share dividend; or

    • (c) pursuant to the exercise of conversion privileges, options or rights previously granted by the bank holding company.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) Notwithstanding the existence of a pre-emptive right, a shareholder of a bank holding company has no pre-emptive right in respect of shares to be issued

    • (a) where the issue of shares to the shareholder is prohibited by this Part; or

    • (b) where, to the knowledge of the directors of the bank holding company, the offer of shares to a shareholder whose recorded address is in a country other than Canada ought not to be made unless the appropriate authority in that country is provided with information in addition to that submitted to the shareholders at the last annual meeting.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183

Marginal note:Conversion privileges

  •  (1) A bank holding company may issue conversion privileges, options or rights to acquire securities of the bank holding company, and shall set out the conditions thereof

    • (a) in the documents that evidence the conversion privileges, options or rights; or

    • (b) in the securities to which the conversion privileges, options or rights are attached.

  • Marginal note:Transferable rights

    (2) Conversion privileges, options and rights to acquire securities of a bank holding company may be made transferable or non-transferable, and options and rights to acquire such securities may be made separable or inseparable from any securities to which they are attached.

  • Marginal note:Reserved shares

    (3) Where a bank holding company has granted privileges to convert any securities issued by the bank holding company into shares, or into shares of another class or series, or has issued or granted options or rights to acquire shares, if the by-laws limit the number of authorized shares, the bank holding company shall reserve and continue to reserve sufficient authorized shares to meet the exercise of such conversion privileges, options and rights.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183

Marginal note:Holding of own shares

 Except as provided in sections 715 to 717, or unless permitted by the regulations, a bank holding company shall not

  • (a) hold shares of the bank holding company or of any body corporate that controls the bank holding company;

  • (b) hold any ownership interests of any unincorporated entity that controls the bank holding company;

  • (c) permit any of its subsidiaries to hold any shares of the bank holding company or of any body corporate that controls the bank holding company; or

  • (d) permit any of its subsidiaries to hold any ownership interests of any unincorporated entity that controls the bank holding company.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183

Marginal note:Purchase and redemption of shares

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2) and to its by-laws, a bank holding company may, with the consent of the Superintendent, purchase, for the purpose of cancellation, any shares issued by it, or redeem any redeemable shares issued by it at prices not exceeding the redemption price thereof calculated according to a formula stated in its by-laws or the conditions attaching to the shares.

  • Marginal note:Restrictions on purchase and redemption

    (2) A bank holding company shall not make any payment to purchase or redeem any shares issued by it if there are reasonable grounds for believing that the bank holding company is, or the payment would cause the bank holding company to be, in contravention of any regulation referred to in subsection 949(1) or (2) or any direction made pursuant to subsection 949(3).

  • Marginal note:Donated shares

    (3) A bank holding company may accept from any shareholder a share of the bank holding company surrendered to it as a gift, but may not extinguish or reduce a liability in respect of an amount unpaid on any such share except in accordance with section 718.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183

Marginal note:Holding as personal representative

  •  (1) A bank holding company may permit its subsidiaries to hold, in the capacity of a personal representative, shares of the bank holding company or of any body corporate that controls the bank holding company or ownership interests in any unincorporated entity that controls the bank holding company, but only if the subsidiary does not have a beneficial interest in the shares or ownership interests.

  • Marginal note:Security interest

    (2) A bank holding company may permit its subsidiaries to hold by way of a security interest shares of the bank holding company or of any body corporate that controls the bank holding company, or any ownership interests of any entity that controls the bank holding company, if the security interest is nominal or immaterial when measured by criteria established by the bank holding company that have been approved in writing by the Superintendent.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 88(F)

Marginal note:Exception — conditions before acquisition

  •  (1) A bank holding company may permit any of its subsidiaries to acquire shares of the bank holding company through the issuance of those shares by the bank holding company to the subsidiary if the conditions prescribed for the purposes of this subsection are met before the subsidiary acquires the shares.

  • Marginal note:Conditions after acquisition

    (2) After a subsidiary has acquired shares under the purported authority of subsection (1), the conditions prescribed for the purposes of this subsection must be met.

  • Marginal note:Non-compliance with conditions

    (3) If a bank holding company permits any of its subsidiaries to acquire shares of the bank holding company under the purported authority of subsection (1) and one or more of the conditions prescribed for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2) were not met, are not met or cease to be met, as the case may be, then, despite section 665 and subsection 710(2), the bank holding company must comply with the prescribed requirements.

  • 2007, c. 6, s. 111

Marginal note:Cancellation of shares

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), where a bank holding company purchases shares of the bank holding company or fractions thereof or redeems or otherwise acquires shares of the bank holding company, the bank holding company shall cancel those shares.

  • Marginal note:Requirement to sell

    (2) If a subsidiary of a bank holding company, through the realization of security, acquires any shares of the bank holding company or of any body corporate that controls the bank holding company or any ownership interests in an unincorporated entity that controls the bank holding company, the bank holding company shall cause its subsidiary to, within six months after the day of the realization, sell or otherwise dispose of the shares or ownership interests.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183
 
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