(1) A change of type does not:
(a) create a new legal entity; or
(b) affect the company's existing property, rights or obligations (except as against the members of the company in their capacity as members); or
(c) render defective any legal proceedings by or against the company or its members.
(2) On the change of type of a company from a company limited by guarantee to a company limited by shares:
(a) the liability of each member and past member as a guarantor on the winding up of the company is extinguished; and
(b) the members cease to be members of the company; and
(c) if shares are to be issued to a person as specified in the list referred to in subsection 163(3):
(i) the shares are taken to be issued to that person; and
(ii) the person is taken to have consented to be a member of the company; and
(iii) the person becomes a member of the company.
Note: The company must maintain a register of members that complies with subsection 169(3).