ACT 125
COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973)
PART XII - GENERAL
DIVISION 1 - ENFORCEMENT OF ACT

 
Section 353. Disposal of shares of shareholder whose whereabouts unknown.
 
Section 353. Disposal of shares of shareholder whose whereabouts unknown. (COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973) - ACT 125) (1) Where by the exercise of reasonable diligence a company is unable to discover the whereabouts of a shareholder for a period of not less than ten years the company may cause an advertisement to be published in a newspaper circulating in the place shown in the register of members as the address of the shareholder stating that the company after the expiration of one month from the date of the advertisement intends to transfer the shares to the Minister charged with responsibility for finance.

(2) If after the expiration of one month from the date of the advertisement the whereabouts of the shareholder remain unknown, the company may transfer the shares held by the shareholder in the company to the Minister charged with responsibility for finance and for that purpose may execute for and on behalf of the owner a transfer of those shares to the Minister charged with responsibility for finance.

(3) The Minister shall sell or dispose of any shares so received in such manner and at such time as he thinks fit and shall deal with the proceeds of the sale or disposal as if they were moneys paid to him pursuant to the law relating to unclaimed moneys.