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Version of section 9 from 2007-04-20 to 2020-09-09:


Marginal note:Acting in concert

  •  (1) For the purposes of Part VII and Division 7 of Part XV, if two or more persons have agreed, under any agreement, commitment or understanding, whether formal or informal, verbal or written, to act jointly or in concert in respect of

    • (a) shares of a bank or of a bank holding company that they beneficially own,

    • (b) shares or ownership interests that they beneficially own of any entity that beneficially owns shares of a bank or of a bank holding company, or

    • (c) shares or ownership interests that they beneficially own of any entity that controls any entity that beneficially owns shares of a bank or bank holding company,

    those persons are deemed to be a single person who is acquiring beneficial ownership of the aggregate number of shares of the bank or bank holding company or shares or ownership interests of the entity that are beneficially owned by them.

  • Marginal note:Acting in concert

    (2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), any agreement, commitment or understanding by or between two or more persons who beneficially own shares of a bank or bank holding company or shares or ownership interests of any entity referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (c),

    • (a) whereby any of them or their nominees may veto any proposal put before the board of directors of the bank or bank holding company, or

    • (b) under which no proposal put before the board of directors of the bank or bank holding company may be approved except with the consent of any of them or their nominees,

    is deemed to be an agreement, commitment or understanding referred to in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (3) For the purposes of this section, persons shall be presumed not to have agreed to act jointly or in concert solely by reason of the fact that

    • (a) one is the proxyholder of one or more of the others in respect of shares or ownership interests referred to in subsection (1); or

    • (b) they vote the voting rights attached to shares or ownership interests referred to in subsection (1) in the same manner.

  • Marginal note:Designation

    (4) Where in the opinion of the Superintendent it is reasonable to conclude that an agreement, commitment or understanding referred to in subsections (1) and (2) exists by or among two or more persons, the Superintendent may designate those persons as persons who have agreed to act jointly or in concert.

  • Marginal note:Contravention

    (5) A person contravenes a provision of Part VII or Division 7 of Part XV if the person agrees to act jointly or in concert with one or more other persons in such a manner that a deemed single person contravenes the provision.

  • 1991, c. 46, s. 9
  • 2001, c. 9, s. 41
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 2
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