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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Section 84: Abolition of share warrants to bearer

570.This section inserts a new provision in section 779 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) in order to prohibit the creation of new share warrants, commonly referred to as ‘bearer shares’.

571.Subsection (3) of the section introduces Schedule 4, which puts in place arrangements for the conversion or cancellation of existing bearer share warrants. The new section and Schedule will together effect a full abolition of bearer shares in UK companies.

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