Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Search

Bank Act

Version of section 60 from 2003-01-01 to 2012-05-23:


Marginal note:Common shares

  •  (1) A bank shall have one class of shares, to be designated as “common shares”, which are non-redeemable and in which the rights of the holders thereof are equal in all respects, and those rights include

    • (a) the right to vote at all meetings of shareholders except where only holders of a specified class of shares are entitled to vote;

    • (b) the right to receive dividends declared on those shares; and

    • (c) the right to receive the remaining property of the bank on dissolution.

  • Marginal note:Designations of shares

    (2) No bank shall designate more than one class of its shares as “common shares” or any variation of that term.

  • Marginal note:Existing bank

    (3) A bank that is not in compliance with subsection (2) on the coming into force of this Part shall, within twelve months after the coming into force of this Part, redesignate its shares to comply with that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Continued bank

    (4) A body corporate continued as a bank under this Act that is not in compliance with subsection (2) on the date letters patent continuing it as a bank are issued shall, within twelve months after that date, redesignate its shares to comply with that subsection.

Date modified: