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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001 - SECT 1071H

Duties of company with respect to issue of certificates

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), within 2 months after a company issues a security, the company must:

                     (a)  complete and have ready for delivery to the holder of the security all the appropriate certificates or other title documents in connection with the issue of the security; and

                     (b)  unless otherwise instructed by the holder, send or deliver the completed certificates or other title documents to:

                              (i)  the holder; or

                             (ii)  if the holder has instructed the company in writing to send them to a nominated person--that person.

Paragraph (a) has effect in relation to shares subject to the conditions on which the shares are issued.

             (2)  If the operating rules of a prescribed CS facility include a provision to the effect that:

                     (a)  no document is required by subsection (1) to be completed and delivered by a company in relation to the issue of a security in specified circumstances; or

                     (b)  the only document required by subsection (1) to be completed and delivered by a company in relation to the issue of a security in specified circumstances is the document required by the provision;

the provision has effect accordingly.

             (3)  Within one month after the date on which a transfer of a security is lodged with a company, the company must:

                     (a)  complete and have ready for delivery to the transferee all the appropriate transfer and title documents in connection with the transfer; and

                     (b)  unless otherwise instructed by the transferee, send or deliver the completed documents to:

                              (i)  the transferee; or

                             (ii)  if the transferee has instructed the company in writing to send them to a nominated person--that person.

This subsection does not apply to a transfer that the company is for any reason entitled to refuse to register and does not register.

             (4)  The only document required by subsection (3) to be completed and delivered by a company in relation to a transfer covered by the operating rules of a prescribed CS facility is the document (if any) that those rules require to be completed and delivered.

             (5)  A company need not comply:

                     (a)  with subsection (1) in relation to the issue of a security; or

                     (b)  with subsection (3) in relation to a transfer of a security;

if the person to whom the security is issued, or the transferee, has:

                     (c)  applied to ASIC for the making of a declaration under this subsection; and

                     (d)  been declared by ASIC, by writing published in the Gazette , to be a person in relation to whom this section does not apply.

             (6)  If:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  if subsection (1) applies--the holder referred to in that subsection serves a notice on the company requiring the company to remedy a contravention of that subsection; or

                             (ii)  if subsection (3) applies--the transferee referred to in that subsection serves a notice on the company requiring the company to remedy a contravention of that subsection; and

                     (b)  the company fails to remedy the contravention within 10 days after the service of the notice; and

                     (c)  the person entitled to have the documents delivered to him or her applies to the Court for an order under this subsection;

the Court may make an order directing the company and any officer or employee of the company to remedy the contravention within such period as is specified in the order.

             (7)  An order under subsection (6) may provide that all costs of, and incidental to, the application are to be borne by:

                     (a)  the company; or

                     (b)  any officer or employee of the company who was involved in the contravention;

in such proportions as the Court thinks just and reasonable.



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