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Insurance Companies Act

Version of section 83 from 2007-04-20 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Declaration of dividend

  •  (1) The directors of a company may declare and a company may pay a dividend by issuing fully paid shares of the company or options or rights to acquire fully paid shares of the company and, subject to subsection (4), the directors of a company may declare and a company may pay a dividend in money or property, and, if a dividend is to be paid in money, the dividend may be paid in a currency other than the currency of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Notice to Superintendent

    (2) The directors of a company shall notify the Superintendent of the declaration of a dividend at least 15 days before the day fixed for its payment.

  • Marginal note:Share dividend

    (3) If shares of a company are issued in payment of a dividend, the company shall record in the stated capital account maintained or to be maintained for the shares of the class or series issued in payment of the dividend the declared amount of the dividend stated as an amount of money.

  • Marginal note:When dividend not to be declared

    (4) The directors of a company shall not declare and a company shall not pay a dividend if there are reasonable grounds for believing that the company is, or the payment would cause the company to be, in contravention of subsection 515(1), any regulation made under subsection 515(2) or any order made under subsection 515(3).

  • (5) [Repealed, 2007, c. 6, s. 199]

  • (6) to (8) [Repealed, 1997, c. 15, s. 184]

  • 1991, c. 47, s. 83
  • 1997, c. 15, s. 184
  • 2001, c. 9, s. 369
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 199

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