—(1) Subject to subsection (2), where a certificate or other document of title to shares or debentures is lost or destroyed, the company shall on payment of a fee not exceeding $2 issue a duplicate certificate or document in lieu thereof to the owner on his application accompanied by —
a statutory declaration that the certificate or document has been lost or destroyed, and has not been pledged, sold or otherwise disposed of, and, if lost, that proper searches have been made; and
an undertaking in writing that if it is found or received by the owner it will be returned to the company.
(2) Where the value of the shares or debentures represented by the certificate or document is greater than $500 the directors of the company may, before accepting an application for the issue of a duplicate certificate or document, require the applicant —
to cause an advertisement to be inserted in a newspaper circulating in a place specified by the directors stating that the certificate or document has been lost or destroyed and that the owner intends after the expiration of 14 days after the publication of the advertisement to apply to the company for a duplicate; or
to furnish a bond for an amount equal to at least the current market value of the shares or debentures indemnifying the company against loss following on the production of the original certificate or document,
or may require the applicant to do both of those things.
(3) Any duplicate certificate issued on or after 30th January 2006 in respect of a share certificate issued before that date shall state, in place of the historical nominal value of the shares, the amount paid on the shares and the amount (if any) unpaid on the shares.
[Aust., 1961, s. 94]