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Section 120 Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020

Section 120 CAMA 2020

Section 120 Companies and Allied Matters Act is about Obligation of disclosure by substantial shareholder in public company. It is under Disclosure of Persons With Significant Control of Chapter 6 of PART B (Incorporation of Companies and Incidental Matters) of the Act.

Obligation of disclosure by substantial shareholder in public company

(1) A person who is a substantial shareholder in a public company shall give notice in writing to the company stating his name, address and full particulars of the shares held by him or his nominee (naming the nominee) by virtue of which he is a substantial shareholder.

(2) A person is a substantial shareholder in a public company if he holds himself or by his nominee, shares in the company which entitle him to exercise at least 5% of the unrestricted voting rights at any general meeting of the company.

(3) A person required to give a notice under subsection (1), shall do so within 14 days after that person becomes aware that he is a substantial shareholder.

(4) The notice shall be given notwithstanding that the person has ceased to be a substantial shareholder before the expiration of the period referred to in subsection (3).

(5) The company shall, within 14 days of receipt of the notice or of becoming aware that a person is a substantial shareholder give notice in writing to the Commission of this fact.

(6) If any person or company fails to comply with the provisions of this section, the person or the company is liable to such fines as the Commission may prescribe by regulation for each day the default continues.

See also  Section 210 Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020

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