Section 59 CAMA 2020
Section 59 Companies and Allied Matters Act is about Recent allotment of shares for non-cash consideration. It is under Chapter 2 (Re-registration Of Companies) of PART B (INCORPORATION OF COMPANIES AND INCIDENTAL MATTERS) of the Act.
Recent allotment of shares for non-cash consideration
(1) This section applies where the shares are allotted—
(a) by the company in the period between the date the balance sheet required by section 58 is prepared and the passing of the resolution that the company should re-register as a public company ; and
(b) as fully or partly paid up as to their nominal value or any premium on them otherwise than in cash.
(2) The Commission shall not entertain an application by the company for re- registration as a public company unless the requirements of section 57 have been complied with, or the allotment is in connection with—
(a) a share exchange as described in subsections (3)-(5) ; or
(b) a proposed merger with another company as described in subsection (6).
(3) An allotment is in connection with a share exchange if—
(a) the shares are allotted in connection with an arrangement under which the whole or part of the consideration for the shares allotted is provided by—
(i) the transfer to the company allotting the shares of shares (or shares of a particular class) in another company, or
(ii) the cancellation of shares (or shares of a particular class) in another company ; and
(b) the allotment is open to all the holders of the shares of the other company in question (or, where the arrangement applies only to shares of a particular class, to all the holders of the company’s shares of that class) to take part in the arrangement in connection with which the shares are allotted.
(4) In determining whether a person is a holder of shares for the purposes of subsection (3), there shall be disregarded—
(a) shares held by, or by a nominee of, the company allotting the shares ; and
(b) shares held by, or by a nominee of—
(i) the holding company of the company allotting the shares,
(ii) a subsidiary of the company allotting the shares, or
(iii) a subsidiary of the holding company of the company allotting the shares.
(5) It is immaterial, for the purposes of deciding whether an allotment is in connection with a share exchange, whether or not the arrangement in connection with which the shares are allotted involves the issue to the company allotting the shares of shares (or shares of a particular class) in the other company.
(6) There is a proposed merger with another company if one of the companies concerned proposes to acquire all the assets and liabilities of the other in exchange for the issue of its shares or other securities to shareholders of the other.
(7) For the purposes of this section—
(a) the consideration for an allotment does not include any amount standing to the credit of any of the company’s reserve accounts, or of its profit and loss account, that has been applied in paying up (to any extent) any of the shares allotted or any premium on those shares ; and
(b) “arrangement” means any agreement, scheme or arrangement pursuant to Chapter 27.