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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.

You may read different definitions of a share certificate from Collins dictionary here

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.

Share certificates 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.- Dumisan Pamba

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
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Free Share certificate template

Company Name: [INSERT NAME]

Company Number: [INSERT NUMBER]


Certificate No Class No of Shares

This is to certify that




is the registered holder of [INSERT NUMBER AND CLASS] shares of $/ZAR[INSERT NOMINAL VALUE OF SHARES] each in the above-named company subject to the memorandum and articles of association of the company

This certificate was authorised by:

Directors ____________________                           Secretary ___________________________

__________________________                               Date  _____________________________

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Organized under the laws of the state of  [insert name of state where business is incorporated]

[insert name of corporation here]

This Certifies that  [insert owner’s name here]  is the holder of  [Insert # of shares owned]  Shares of the  [insert total # of shares issued] shares of the total stock issued by the above-named corporation.

This evidences  [insert percentage of shares issued that you own here]% of the total shares of stock issued by the corporation.

In Witness Whereof, the said Corporation has caused this Certificate to be signed by the duly authorized officer this  [insert date] day of  [insert month] A.D.  [insert year].

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[Signature of an authorized officer of the Corporation]

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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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