Share Certificate Template

Today I’m going to talk about a share certificate. Here I will cover;

meaning of share certificate

form and contents of share certificate

sample of share certificate


meaning of a share certificate

A share certificate refers to the legal document which acts as evidence that a person whose name appears on the certificate owns the stated amount of shares in a specified company.

After allotment of shares, a company must issue a shareholder certificate merely as evidence that the person named in the certificate is the owner of a certain amount of share, and that the shares are paid up to the amount so stated.

On the other hand, a company cannot deny the statements contained in the share certificate when a person is claiming to be a shareholder and is relying on a share certificate to subsist his claim.

The company can only deny when the certificate is a forgery.

A share certificate is necessary for both company and shareholders because it helps the company to maintain the registry of the company members, also share certificates play a major role when it comes to share transfer or share transmission.

Contents  share certificate

The format of the shareholder certificate is not a matter of the law but practice. Every company has its style but to be valid a shareholder certificate must includes

  1. Name and address of the company
  2. Incorporation number
  3. Name of the shareholders
  4. Number of shares owned and its status (either paid or unpaid)
  5. Authorization Signature(s)
  6. Company seal

Read more: Shareholders: Meaning, Types, Rights and Everything you need to know

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Share certificate template

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Isack Kimaro

Editor-in-chief and founder of Holder of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Mzumbe University and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law school of Tanzania. Lawyer by profession and blogger by passion.

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