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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001 - SECT 1200A

Definitions

             (1)  In this Chapter:

"foreign recognition scheme" means the provisions of a law of a recognised jurisdiction that are prescribed by the regulations as comprising a foreign recognition scheme for the purposes of this Chapter.

"law of a recognised jurisdiction" includes law of part of a recognised jurisdiction.

"offer" securities includes:

                     (a)  invite applications for the issue of securities; and

                     (b)  invite offers to purchase securities.

"offeror" , of securities, means:

                     (a)  in relation to an offer of a kind prescribed by the regulations--a person of a kind prescribed by the regulations; and

                     (b)  otherwise--the person who has the capacity, or who agrees, to issue or transfer the securities if the offer is accepted.

"recognised jurisdiction" means a foreign country prescribed by the regulations as a recognised jurisdiction.

"recognised offer" has the meaning given by section 1200B.

"securities" means:

                     (a)  a share in a body; or

                     (b)  a debenture of a body; or

                     (c)  an interest in a managed investment scheme; or

                     (d)  a legal or equitable right or interest in a security or interest covered by paragraph (a), (b) or (c); or

                     (e)  an option to acquire, by way of issue, an interest or right covered by paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d).

             (2)  For the purposes of this Chapter, paragraph (b) of the definition of debenture in section 9 is taken to include a reference to an undertaking by an institution, authorised by or under the law of a recognised jurisdiction as a deposit-taking institution (however described), to repay money deposited with it, or lent to it, in the ordinary course of its banking business.

             (3)  For the purposes of this Chapter:

                     (a)  paragraph (c) of the definition of managed investment scheme in section 9 is taken to include a reference to a partnership that, if this Act applied to it, would not need to be incorporated or formed under an Australian law because of regulations made for the purposes of subsection 115(2); and

                     (b)  paragraph (i) of the definition of managed investment scheme in section 9 is taken to include a reference to a scheme operated by an institution, authorised by or under the law of a recognised jurisdiction as a deposit-taking institution (however described), in the ordinary course of its banking business.



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