Share certificate

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

This is evidence of ownership of shares but not a negotiable instrument nor strictly a document of title. Ownership is determined by the entry in the company’s share register. If a person is in possession of a certificate properly issued, a company may be estopped from denying that he is the owner of the relevant shares.

Reference: The Penguin Business Dictionary, 3rd edt.

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