Guidance Note: Redemption Out Of Profits/New Share Issue
There are two types of situations when a company can buy its own shares:
- Purchase of own shares; and
- Redemption of redeemable shares.
A company can redeem redeemable shares:
- out of profits;
- from the proceeds of a new issue of shares; or
- out of capital.
There are very strict rules that companies must follow for the purchase or redemption of shares.
This document deals with redemption of redeemable shares out of profits/new issue of shares; for an own share purchase please see “Own Share Purchase Out of Profits/New Share Issue/Cash – Guidance Notes” or “Own Share Purchase Out of Capital – Guidance Notes” and for redemption of redeemable shares out of capital please see “Redemption out of Capital – Guidance Notes”.
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Please note that both private and public companies can purchase their own shares or redeem redeemable shares, but only private companies can reduce their capital in order to do so.
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