How can I check if I am a shareholder in a company?

Discussion in 'Askaboutbusiness' started by Honestcon, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Honestcon

    Honestcon Registered User

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    I believe that I am one of 6 people who hold shares in a company, but when I looked on Solocheeck.ie, it says the company only has two shareholders. How can I find out the actual situation re shareholders without confronting the directors?
    Can I do it through CRO.ie?
     
  2. lopin

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  3. Palerider

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    There should be a shareholders agreement in place which you would have been a party to ?
     
  4. torblednam

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    Yes
     
  5. Jim2007

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    You could always as for replacement shares certificates because you lost yours........ and see what the reaction is.
     
  6. Honestcon

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    Thanks Jim2007 - clever!
     
  7. Honestcon

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    Torblednam, thanks for the reply. I had a good lok through CRO, but don't know what report to go for. Can you enlighten me, please. I would very much appreciate it.
     
  8. torblednam

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    The B1 Annual Return sets out the details of shareholdings and transfers of shares...
     
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  9. dublin67

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    You may still be a shareholder while not listed in on the B1 Annual filed with the CRO. The B1 lists shares in the name of the registered, or legal, owners and not necessarily the beneficial owners. It is not unusual to have shares held in someone else's name, as nominee, on behalf of someone else. A declaration of trust, a simple one page document, should be drawn up listing the beneficial owner. However this may not happen in all cases.

    It may also be the case that the CRO B1 has not been updated to take account of new shareholders.

    If you want you can request a copy of the beneficial ownership register which every company is meant to have. However I'd take a guess that it will cause more confusion that anything as this is a new (and pointless requirement for a small private company in my view).
     
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  10. SBarrett

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    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018 at 3:31 PM
    All company information, including shareholding is available through the cro website. There are plenty of companies that provide the information gathered from the cro records that you can get information from. Give them your name and date of birth and it should tell you your history as a shareholder, director and secretary including when you ceased being any of those. People on their local property management board are on it. There's a massive amount of information provided.


    Steven
    www.bluewaterfp.ie
     
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