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Particulars of directors to be registered under Article 296N.I.

297.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Article, the register kept by a company under Article 296 shall contain the following particulars with respect to each director—

(a)in the case of an individual—

(i)his present[F1 name],

(ii)any former[F1 name],

(iii)his usual residential address,

(iv)his nationality,

(v)his business occupation (if any),

(vi)particulars of any other directorships held by him or which have been held by him, and

[F1(vii)the date of his birth;]

(b)in the case of a corporation[F1 or Scottish firm], its corporate[F1 or firm] name and registered or principal office, and particulars of any other directorships held by it or which have been held by it.

[F1(2) In paragraph (1)(a)—

(a)“name” means a person's Christian name (or other forename) and surname, except that in the case of a peer, or an individual usually known by a title, the title may be stated instead of his Christian name (or other forename) and surname, or in addition to either or both or them; and

(b)the reference to a former name does not include—

(i)in the case of a peer, or an individual normally known by a British title, the name by which he was known previous to the adoption of or succession to the title, or

(ii)in the case of any person, a former name which was changed or disused before he attained the age of 18 years or which has been changed or disused for 20 years or more, or

(iii)in the case of a married woman, the name by which she was known previous to the marriage.]

(3) It is not necessary for the register to contain on any day particulars of a directorship—

(a)which has not been held by a director at any time during the 5 years preceding that day,

(b)which is held by a director in a company which—

(i)is dormant or grouped with the company keeping the register, and

(ii)if he also held that directorship for any period during those 5 years, was for the whole of that period either dormant or so grouped,

(c)which was held by a director for any period during those 5 years in a company which for the whole of that period was either dormant or grouped with the company keeping the register.

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (3), “company” includes any body incorporated in Northern Ireland; and—

(a)[F2section 481 of the Companies Act 2006] applies as regards whether and when a company is or has been dormant, and

(b)a company is to be regarded as being or having been grouped with another at any time if at that time it is or was a company of which the other is or was a wholly-owned subsidiary, or if it is or was a wholly-owned subsidiary of the other or of another company of which that other is or was a wholly-owned subsidiary.

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