Section 1008: Consideration for issue of security exceeding amount of principal
2985.This section explains what happens when the amount of the consideration paid for securities exceeds the principal secured. It is based on section 209(3AA) of ICTA.
2986.In such a case the principal secured is deemed to be increased to the amount of the consideration, for the purposes of determining whether or to what extent paragraph E in section 1000 applies. The rules in section 1007 concerning issue at a premium do not apply.
2987.An example is where the security is linked to movement in the value of a basket of shares. The amount received back by the investor could be lower than the amount paid for the security, so the value of the principal secured could be very small in such an example. This could on one view appear to be above a commercial return for that principal, but not so when viewed in relation to the amount actually paid by the investor for the security.