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Version of section 718 from 2003-01-01 to 2007-04-19:


Marginal note:Reduction of capital

  •  (1) The stated capital of a bank holding company may be reduced by special resolution.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (2) A bank holding company shall not reduce its stated capital by special resolution if there are reasonable grounds for believing that the bank holding company is, or the reduction 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:Contents of special resolution

    (3) A special resolution to reduce the stated capital of a bank holding company shall specify the stated capital account or accounts from which the reduction of stated capital effected by the special resolution will be deducted.

  • Marginal note:Approval by Superintendent

    (4) A special resolution to reduce the stated capital of a bank holding company has no effect until it is approved in writing by the Superintendent.

  • Marginal note:Conditions for approval

    (5) No approval to reduce the stated capital of a bank holding company may be given by the Superintendent unless application therefor is made within three months after the time of the passing of the special resolution and a copy of the special resolution, together with a notice of intention to apply for approval, has been published in the Canada Gazette.

  • Marginal note:Statements to be submitted

    (6) In addition to evidence of the passing of a special resolution to reduce the stated capital of a bank holding company and of the publication thereof, statements showing

    • (a) the number of the bank holding company’s shares issued and outstanding,

    • (b) the results of the voting by class of shares of the bank holding company,

    • (c) the bank holding company’s assets and liabilities, and

    • (d) the reason why the bank holding company seeks the reduction of capital

    shall be submitted to the Superintendent at the time of the application for approval of the special resolution.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183
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