A share certificate (also sometimes referred to a a stock certificate) is a document that is issued by a company to certify the ownership of shares in that company.
The owner of a share certificate can be a person or any registered entity.
The information on the share certificate will show:
- Share certificate number (this must be unique) - Name of the company - Registration number of the company - Street and postal address of the company - Person to whom the share certificate is issued information - Owner street address - Number of shares issued
The share certificate must be signed by the company director(s) and where applicable the company secretary.
Preferably the company stamp must also be placed on the certificate.
The information of all share certificates issued must be recorded in the company share register.