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InterpretationU.K.

556Meaning of securities and similar securitiesU.K.

(1)In this Chapter “securities” (except in the definition of “overseas securities” in section 559) means—

(a)shares, stock or other securities issued by—

(i)the government of the United Kingdom,

(ii)any public or local authority in the United Kingdom, or

(iii)any UK resident company or other UK resident body, or

(b)overseas securities.

(2)For the purposes of this Chapter securities are similar if they entitle their holders to—

(a)the same rights against the same persons as to capital, interest and dividends, and

(b)the same remedies for the enforcement of those rights.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2) any difference in—

(a)the total nominal amounts of the respective securities,

(b)the form in which they are held, or

(c)the way in which they can be transferred,

is ignored.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

557Meaning of person receiving an assetU.K.

For the purposes of this Chapter references to a person receiving any asset include the person—

(a)obtaining the value of any asset directly or indirectly, or

(b)otherwise deriving any benefit from it directly or indirectly.

558Interpretation of accounting expressionsU.K.

(1)In determining for the purposes of this Chapter whether an amount is recorded as a financial asset or liability in respect of the advance, it is assumed that the period of account in which the advance is received or made ended immediately after the receipt or making of the advance.

(2)In its application for the purposes of this Chapter, section 309(1) applies as if the reference to a company were a reference to a person.

559Minor definitionsU.K.

In this Chapter—

  • “advance”—

    (a)

    in the case of a creditor repo, has the same meaning as in section 543,

    (b)

    in the case of a creditor quasi-repo, has the same meaning as in section 544,

    (c)

    in the case of a debtor repo, has the same meaning as in section 548, and

    (d)

    in the case of a debtor quasi-repo, has the same meaning as in section 549,

  • arrangement” includes any agreement or understanding (whether or not it is legally enforceable),

  • creditor quasi-repo” has the meaning given by section 544,

  • creditor repo” has the meaning given by section 543,

  • debtor quasi-repo” has the meaning given by section 549,

  • debtor repo” has the meaning given by section 548,

  • discharge”, in relation to a liability, means the discharge of the liability in whole or in part (and “discharged” is to be read accordingly),

  • overseas dividend”, in relation to overseas securities, means any interest, dividend or other annual payment payable in respect of the securities, and

  • overseas securities” means shares, stock or other securities issued by—

    (a)

    a government or public or local authority of a territory outside the United Kingdom, or

    (b)

    any other body of persons not resident in the United Kingdom.

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