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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

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Consequences of failure to surrender during first 7 months of surrender period

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3(1)This paragraph applies in relation to a share warrant of a company which has not been surrendered by the bearer for cancellation before the end of the period of 7 months beginning with the commencement date.

(2)Any transfer of, or agreement to transfer, the share warrant made after the end of that period is void.

(3)With effect from the end of that period, all rights which are attached to the shares specified in the warrant are suspended (including any voting rights and any right to receive a dividend or other distribution).

(4)The company must pay into a separate bank account that complies with sub-paragraph (5) any dividend or other distribution which the bearer of the share warrant would, but for the suspension, have been entitled to receive.

(5)A bank account complies with this sub-paragraph if the balance of the account—

(a)bears interest at an appropriate rate, and

(b)can be withdrawn by such notice (if any) as is appropriate.

(6)If the share warrant is subsequently surrendered in accordance with this Schedule—

(a)the suspension ceases to have effect on surrender, and

(b)the suspension period amount must be paid to the bearer by the company.

(7)The “suspension period amount”, in relation to a share warrant, is—

(a)the aggregate amount of any dividends or other distributions which the bearer of the warrant would, but for the suspension, have been entitled to receive, plus

(b)any interest accrued on that amount.

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