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Bank Act

Version of section 270 from 2006-11-28 to 2023-11-14:

Meaning of insider

  •  (1) In this section, insider means with respect to a distributing bank

    • (a) a director or officer of the bank;

    • (b) a director or officer of a subsidiary of the bank;

    • (c) a director or officer of a body corporate that enters into a business combination with the bank; or

    • (d) a person employed or retained by the bank.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — short sale

    (2) No insider may knowingly sell, directly or indirectly, a security of a distributing bank or of any of the distributing bank’s affiliates if the insider does not own or has not fully paid for the security.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) Despite subsection (2), an insider may sell a security that they do not own if they own another security that is convertible into the security that was sold or they own an option or right to acquire the security that was sold, and if within 10 days after the sale they

    • (a) exercise the conversion privilege, option or right and deliver the security so acquired to the purchaser; or

    • (b) transfer the convertible security, option or right to the purchaser.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — calls and puts

    (4) No insider may knowingly, directly or indirectly, buy or sell a call or put in respect of a security of a bank or of any of the bank’s affiliates.

  • 1991, c. 46, s. 270
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 57

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