560 Meaning of “equity securities” and related expressions
Companies Act 2006 | Legislation

Chapter 3
Allotment of Equity Securities: Existing Shareholders' Right of Pre-emption

Introductory

560  Meaning of “equity securities” and related expressions

(1)     In this Chapter—

“equity securities” means—

(a)     ordinary shares in the company, or

(b)     rights to subscribe for, or to convert securities into, ordinary shares in the company;

“ordinary shares” means shares other than shares that as respects dividends and capital carry a right to participate only up to a specified amount in a distribution.

[(2)     References in this Chapter to the allotment of equity securities—

(a)     include the grant of a right to subscribe for, or to convert any securities into,

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