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Article 1 Transferable securities — freely negotiable

  1. (1)

    Transferable securities shall be considered freely negotiable if they can be traded between the parties to a transaction, and subsequently transferred without restriction and if all securities within the same class as the security in question are fungible.

  2. (2)

    Transferable securities which are subject to a restriction on transfer shall not be considered as freely negotiable in accordance with paragraph 1 unless that restriction is not likely to disturb the market. Transferable securities that are not fully paid may be considered as freely negotiable if arrangements have been made to ensure that the negotiability of such securities is not restricted and that adequate information concerning the fact that the securities are not fully paid, and the implications of that fact for shareholders, is publicly available.