Company Law Solutions provides expert services to help companies redeem shares. If your company issues redeemable shares, it is likely there will be a need to redeem them at some point in the future, and it may be that you are looking to redeem them now.
If that's the case, our team is here to guide you through the process of redeeming shares to ensure that you observe all of the legal requirements. We understand that it can be a complex matter, which is why we offer a comprehensive service to ensure that your redemption of shares is totally hassle-free. Contact us today to learn more about our services relating to the redemption of shares.
What Is A Redemption of Shares?
Redemption of shares refers to the process by which a company takes back redeemable shares which it has previously issued to shareholders.
Why Carry Out A Redemption of Shares?
A redemption of shares may be carried out for various reasons. Redeemable shares are often issued to employees to reward loyalty, and need to be redeemed when the employee leaves. Similarly, investors' shares are sometimes issued as redeemable, so that the company can retain control over who owns them and their period of issue.
Compliance Considerations For Redeeming Shares
Companies must comply with the requirements of company law when redeeming shares, and will need to ensure that the process of redemption is followed properly. This includes observing the correct notice periods and communicating adequately with the shareholders.
Terms of a Redemption of Shares
The terms on which shares can be redeemed will be stated in the company's articles of association and summarised in the prescribed particulars attaching to the shares in question. As well as complying with the relevant statutory requirements, the company must ensure that the redemption process set out in the articles is followed properly.
What price should shares be redeemed at?
The price at which the shares are to be redeemed will usually be stated in the provisions of the company's articles which relate to the class of shares in question. In the majority of cases, the redemption price will be the nominal (par) value of the shares, though this is not always the case.
Understanding the Consequences of Redeeming Shares
It is important for a company and its shareholders to discuss the potential tax implications of any redemption of shares prior to it being carried out. For example, a share which is redeemed in return for an amount in excess of its issue price may give rise to a charge to income tax, as the amount by which the two differ would usually be treated in the same way as a dividend.
The Company Law Solutions service provides everything required to be legally compliant, including:
- guidance as to the applicable procedures
- notice to shareholder
- completion letter
- minutes of directors' meetings
- completed official forms for Companies House
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