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Companies Act 2006

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832Distributions by investment companies out of accumulated revenue profits
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(1)An investment company may make a distribution out of its accumulated, realised revenue profits if the following conditions are met.

(2)It may make such a distribution only if, and to the extent that, its accumulated, realised revenue profits, so far as not previously utilised by a distribution or capitalisation, exceed its accumulated revenue losses (whether realised or unrealised), so far as not previously written off in a reduction or reorganisation of capital duly made.

(3)It may make such a distribution only—

(a)if the amount of its assets is at least equal to one and a half times the aggregate of its liabilities to creditors, and

(b)if, and to the extent that, the distribution does not reduce that amount to less than one and a half times that aggregate.

(4)For this purpose a company’s liabilities to creditors include—

(a)in the case of Companies Act accounts, provisions of a kind specified for the purposes of this subsection by regulations under section 396;

(b)in the case of IAS accounts, provisions for liabilities to creditors.

(5)The following conditions must also be met—

(a)the company’s shares must be listed on a recognised UK investment exchange;

(b)during the relevant period it must not have—

(i)distributed any capital profits otherwise than by way of the redemption or purchase of any of the company’s own shares in accordance with Chapter 3 or 4 of Part 18, or

(ii)applied any unrealised profits or any capital profits (realised or unrealised) in paying up debentures or amounts unpaid on its issued shares;

(c)it must have given notice to the registrar under section 833(1) (notice of intention to carry on business as an investment company)—

(i)before the beginning of the relevant period, or

(ii)as soon as reasonably practicable after the date of its incorporation.

(6)For the purposes of this section—

(a)“recognised UK investment exchange” means a recognised investment exchange within the meaning of Part 18 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (c. 8), other than an overseas investment exchange within the meaning of that Part; and

(b)the “relevant period” is the period beginning with—

(i)the first day of the accounting reference period immediately preceding that in which the proposed distribution is to be made, or

(ii)where the distribution is to be made in the company’s first accounting reference period, the first day of that period,

and ending with the date of the distribution.

(7)The company must not include any uncalled share capital as an asset in any accounts relevant for purposes of this section.

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