The top of your certificate identifies the certificate number and number of shares being issued. If this is the first stock certificate being issued by the company, then the certificate number should start at 1 or 0001.
Check Your Share Certificate Status
If your stock certificate was issued by Transfer Online™, on behalf of your Issuing Company, you can use the information printed on the certificate to check its status. (If it was issued by Transfer Online, the counter-signature will say ‘Transfer Online™’.)
If you have lost or misplaced your share certificates of any listed company, you need to immediately inform the respective company—of which you had the shares. You also need to quote the folio number and details of share certificates to the company for their reference.
A share certificate is a certificate issued by a company certifying that on the date the certificate is issued a certain person is the registered owner of shares in the company. The key information contained in the share certificate is: the name and address of the shareholder. the number of shares held.
Search for lost shareholdings and unclaimed money through the Australian Government website moneysmart.gov.au. The ASIC website contains details of how to claim your money. The unclaimed money form will step you through all the information you need to provide to ASIC.
To do this, type in the company name in the search box on the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) website (londonstockexchange.com). The difficulty with old share certificates, however, is that the company may have gone bust, changed its name or been taken over.
The share certificate is a company document that outlines individual shareholder information including:
- The shareholder’s name.
- Addresses of shareholders (the one provided to Companies House – not necessarily residential)
- The class of shares held (the types of share held, for example, ‘ordinary shares’)
The form of a company’s share certificates is usually governed by the company’s articles, which typically require a share certificate to specify the number and class of shares to which it relates, the nominal value of those shares, the amount paid up on them and any distinguishing numbers assigned to them.
Details to be provided in a Share Certificate
- Name of issuing Company.
- CIN no. …
- Address of the company’s registered office.
- Name of owners of such shares.
- Folio number of member.
- Number of shares which is represented by such share certificate.
- An amount which is paid on such shares.
- Distinct number of the shares.
The information that should be included as part of a share certificate template is: a unique share certificate number. the company’s name and company registration number. the registered office address of the company.
First, look for any signs that suggest the stock certificate is still valid. A valid stock certificate bears the name of the beneficiary. Also, all seals and signatures should be undamaged. In other words, there should be no hole punches or stamps over any of the seals or signatures on the certificate.
All companies in India have to file their financials and details of shareholders with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA21). You can access these documents through the website Ministry Of Corporate Affairs.
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