Chapter-3 Registration and Issuance of Securities

Chapter-3 Registration and Issuance of Securities

27. Registration of securities: (1) A body corporate shall have to register securities to be issued by it with the Board prior to their issuance.

(2) A body corporate shall have to make an application in the prescribed format, accompanied by its memorandum of association, articles of association, documents related with such securities, and the prescribed fees, to the Board for registering securities pursuant to Sub-section (1).

(3) Where an application is received pursuant to subsection (2), the Board shall make necessary inquiry into the matter and, if it considers appropriate to register such securities, register such securities in the register as prescribed, indicating the details of such securities and issue the securities registration certificate in the prescribed format to the concerned body corporate.

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained elsewhere in this Section, a body corporate which has already issued securities prior to the commencement of this Act shall register such securities with the Board in accordance with this Act within one year from the date of commencement of this Act.

28. Sale and transfer of securities: (1) Where a body corporate allots or sells securities after registering such securities, the body corporate shall have to give a notice along with the details of securities so allotted or sold to the Board within seven days.

(2) Upon receipt of a notice as referred to in Sub-section (1), where it appears necessary to make the allotment and sale of such securities fair and informative for the interests of investors and the body corporate, the Board may give necessary directive to the concerned body corporate. It shall be the duty of the concerned body corporate to abide by such directive.

29. Securities to be issued publicly: (1) Where a body corporate is to sell and distribute securities to more than fifty persons at a time, it shall make public issue for the sale and distribution of such securities.
(2) The period to be open for making application of the securities to be issued pursuant to Sub-section (1) shall be as prescribed. (3) The provisions relating to the value and allotment of securities for which public issue has to be made shall be as prescribed. (4) Where securities for which public issue has been made once could not be sold and have to be re-issued again within one year, the body corporate which so issues the securities may, with the approval of the Board, issue such securities by mentioning the matters which are different than the matters set forth in the previously published prospectus and the prospectus previously published.

30. Prospectus to be published: (1) A body corporate shall have to get a prospectus approved by the Board for making public issue of securities in accordance with this Act after the commencement of this Act and publish the prospectus for information to all the concerned. While publishing the prospectus in such a way, the prospectus shall also mention the place where the general public can obtain or inspect the prospectus.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in Sub-section (1), it shall not be required to issue a prospectus to issue the following securities: (a) Securities issued by the Nepal Rastra Bank,
(b) Securities issued against the full guarantee of the Government of Nepal,
(c) Securities proposed to be sold to up to fifty persons at a time,
(d) Securities issued to own workers or employees,
(e) Securities permitted by the Board as to issue and sell without issuing a prospectus.

31. Approval of a prospectus: The Board shall approve only a prospectus which contains such information as may be adequate for investors to make evaluation as to the assets and liabilities, financial status, profit and loss of the issuer and matters expected in the future.

32. Matters to be referred to in prospectus: Every prospectus shall contain such general matters as required to be set down in the prospectus, capital and other information of the issuer, main functions to be done by the issuer, information pertaining to legal action, economic condition, general administration, management of the issuer, information relating to the expert preparing the prospectus and the economic statements contained in the prospectus and such other matters as may be prescribed.

33. Liability for matters referred to in prospectus: (1) The concerned body corporate and the director signing a prospectus and the expert preparing such a prospectus shall be personally and collectively liable for the truth of the details and documents underpinning the information set down in the prospectus submitted to the Board for the purpose of registering securities with the Board and obtaining permission to issue such securities.

2) Where any person who subscribes for any securities on the faith of the matters set down in the prospectus subsequently sustains any loss or damage by the reason that the matters set down in the prospectus have been set down with mala fide intention or untrue or false statements have been included therein knowingly, the body, director or experts preparing the prospectus shall be liable to pay compensation for such loss or damage. Provided that no director shall be liable to pay such compensation if he or she proves that he or she has resigned prior to making a decision on the matters set down in the prospectus with ulterior motive or knowingly or that he or she did not know that the prospectus was untrue.

(3) Where any investor sustains any loss or damage by the reason that the prospectus, information, statements or returns submitted by a body corporate to the Board, such an investor may make a petition to the concerned District Court for compensation within thirty five days from the date of knowledge within one year after the making of investment.

34. A body corporate to make a notice: (1) Every body corporate issuing securities shall provide information on the following matters to the Board and its shareholders as soon as possible: (a) Such matters as may be necessary and supportive to evaluate its financial condition, (b) Such information as may be capable of affecting the transaction of stock exchanges or the value of securities.

(2) Every body corporate issuing securities shall also provide the Board and its shareholders with the notice and information as prescribed, in addition to the matters set down in Sub-section (1).

35. Compensation for revocation of enlisting, if any: Where a body corporate issuing any securities has enlisted the securities by making agreement with a stock exchange and the stock exchange revokes the enlisting of such securities by the reason of the failure of such body corporate to observe such matters as required to be observed by it under this Act or the Rules or Bye-laws framed under this Act any shareholder sustains any loss and damage by virtue of such revocation of enlisting, the directors of such a body corporate shall personally or collectively pay compensation to such a shareholder.