Marginal note:Public holding requirement
893 (1) Every bank holding company with equity of two billion dollars or more but less than eight billion dollars shall, from and after the day determined under this section in respect of that bank holding company, have, and continue to have, voting shares that carry at least 35 per cent of the voting rights attached to all of the outstanding voting shares of the bank holding company and that are
(a) shares of one or more classes of shares that are listed and posted for trading on a recognized stock exchange in Canada; and
(b) shares none of which is beneficially owned by a person who is a major shareholder of the bank holding company in respect of the voting shares of the bank holding company or by any entity that is controlled by a person who is a major shareholder of the bank holding company in respect of such shares.
Marginal note:Determination of day
(2) The day referred to in subsection (1) is
(a) if the bank holding company had equity of two billion dollars or more but less than eight billion dollars on the day the bank holding company was formed or came into existence, the day that is three years after that day; and
(b) in any other case, the day that is three years after the day of the first annual meeting of the shareholders of the bank holding company held after the equity of the bank holding company first reaches two billion dollars.
(3) If general market conditions so warrant and the Minister is satisfied that a bank holding company has used its best efforts to be in compliance with this section on the day determined under subsection (2), the Minister may specify a later day as the day from and after which the bank holding company must comply with subsection (1).
- 2001, c. 9, s. 183
- 2007, c. 6, ss. 132, 133
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