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11550. Assignments and Powers of Substitution; Delivery of Registered Securities

(a) General Requirements
Any registered security to be a good delivery must be accompanied by an assignment and a power of substitution (when such power of substitution is required under paragraph (g) of this Rule) conforming to the requirements set forth in Rule 11550 to 11574, inclusive. Any expense incurred through failure of a seller to meet these requirements shall be paid by the seller.
(b) Assignment
An assignment shall be executed on the certificate itself or on a separate paper, in which latter case there shall be a separate assignment for each certificate.
(c) Signature Requirements
The signature to an assignment or power of substitution shall be technically correct; i.e., it shall correspond with the name as written upon the certificate in every particular without alteration or enlargement, or any change whatever, except that "and" or "&" "Company" or "Co." may be written either way.
(d) Detached Assignment Requirements
A separate (detached) assignment shall contain provision for the irrevocable appointment of an attorney, with power of substitution, and a full description of the security, including name of issuer, issue, certificate number, and amount (expressed in words and numerals).
(e) Two or More Names
A certificate registered in the names of two or more individuals or firms shall be a good delivery only if signed by all the registered owners.
(f) Alteration or Correction
Any alteration or correction in an assignment or power of substitution shall be accompanied by an explanation on the original instrument signed by the person or firm executing the same.
(g) Power of Substitution
When the name of an individual or firm has been inserted in an assignment, as attorney, a power of substitution shall be executed in blank by such individual or firm. When the name of an individual or firm has been inserted in a power of substitution as substitute attorney, a new power of substitution shall be executed in blank by such substitute attorney.
(h) Guarantee
Each assignment, endorsement, alteration and erasure shall bear a guarantee acceptable to the transfer agent or registrar. It is not the intent of this paragraph (h) that a "New York," national securities exchange member or other specific guarantee is required; rather, it is the intent only that the guarantee be acceptable to the transfer agent.
(i) Foreign Internal Securities
Except for Canadian Securities, American Depositary Receipts, American Shares, New York Shares and similar securities, the provisions of paragraphs (b) through (g) of this Rule, inclusive, and Rule 11572 shall not apply to Foreign Internal Securities in registered form. In default of specific Rules in this Code, the usual conditions of delivery and transfer of Foreign Internal Securities in registered form in the foreign market where principally traded shall apply.
(j) Uniform Transfer Instruction Form
A properly executed Uniform Transfer Instruction Form must accompany securities presented for transfer.*

* Specifications for use of the Uniform Transfer Instruction Form are contained in the Final Report of the Banking and Securities Industry Committee entitled "Four Uniform Forms" dated December 22, 1971.


• • • Supplementary Material: --------------

.01 Uniform Transfer Instruction Form.

TO TRANSFER AGENT:






PLEASE TRANSFER THE ATTACHED SECURITIES AS SHOWN BELOW
NAME OF MEMBER:
ADDRESS:
I.D. #

SECURITY DESCRIPTION CERTIFICATION PRESENTED TO TRANSFER




QUANTITY DENOMINATIONS
TAX PAYER NO. CUSIP NUMBER CONTROL PRESENTOR DATE









TO BE REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF



FORM AS SHOWN IS NOT DRAWN TO SCALE




Amended by SR-FINRA-2010-030 eff. Dec. 15, 2010.
Amended by SR-NASD-91-13 eff. Nov. 1, 1991.
Amended eff. Mar. 1, 1970; Dec. 1, 1972.

Selected Notices: 84-44, 10-49.

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