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Bank Act

Version of section 79 from 2012-12-19 to 2021-04-20:


Marginal note:Declaration of dividend or patronage allocation

  •  (1) The directors of a bank may declare and a bank may pay a dividend or patronage allocation by issuing fully paid shares or, subject to subsection 79.2(1), membership shares of the bank or options or rights to acquire fully paid shares or membership shares of the bank and, subject to subsection (4), the directors of a bank may declare and a bank may pay a dividend or patronage allocation in money or property, and if a dividend or patronage allocation is to be paid in money, the dividend may be paid in a currency other than the currency of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Notice to Superintendent

    (2) The directors of a bank shall notify the Superintendent of the declaration of a dividend at least 15 days before the day fixed for its payment.

  • Marginal note:Stated capital account

    (3) If shares or membership shares of a bank are issued in payment of a dividend or patronage allocation, the bank must record in the stated capital account maintained or to be maintained for the shares of the class or series, or for the membership shares, issued in payment of the dividend or patronage allocation the declared amount of the dividend or patronage allocation stated as an amount of money.

  • Marginal note:When dividend or patronage allocation not to be declared

    (4) The directors of a bank must not declare and a bank must not pay a dividend or patronage allocation if there are reasonable grounds for believing that the bank is, or the payment would cause the bank to be, in contravention of any regulation referred to in subsection 485(1) or (2) or any direction made under subsection 485(3).

  • (5) [Repealed, 2007, c. 6, s. 11]

  • 1991, c. 46, s. 79
  • 2001, c. 9, s. 61
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 11
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1944
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