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Lost Share Certificates – Countersignatures.

Have you lost a share certificate? If the paper share certificate is lost, then usually the share registrars (being frequently Computershare or Wells Fargo for USA shares) will ask for an Indemnity Bond which usually costs about 3% of the current value of the shareholding. In the case of U.K. shareholdings, a countersignature will be asked for and again this …

Assorted Companies

Hewlett Packard share split in November 2015 divided into Hewlett Packard Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Inc and shareholders received an equal number of shares in Hewlett Packard Enterprise Inc.         Verizon / Vodafone – the closure of the Verizon Nominee Account at Computershare, Bristol has caused all former Verizon shareholders to have their shares moved to Computershare …

How to deal with ARRIS shares following the Pace Plc Takeover

How to transfer new ARRIS shares into a DTC   Following the takeover of Pace Plc by ARRIS International early this year, the resulting new shares either have to be held in certificated form (which is not recommended) or the new ARRIS shares must be transferred to a DTC account. Not all stockbroking firms have the DTC facilities, and as …

Recovering Dividends in Australia

Recovering Dividends in Australia When an estate has been inactive for some time, uncollected dividends must be paid to the Australian Securities & Investment Commission. Prior to 1991, uncollected monies were dealt with at the State Level instead of the central Commission. So if you have to claim back dividends due before 1991, you have to trace the uncollected funds …

Selling Shares in Hong Kong

Looking to selling shares in Hong Kong? Because of anti-money laundering regulations it is becoming more difficult once the shares have been transferred into the name of the Executors, to sell them in Hong Kong. We have therefore arranged for our regular UK stockbrokers to sell any Hong Kong shares on behalf of clients, and hope this new arrangement will …

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