A shareholder is an owner of a company as determined by the number of shares they own. A shareholder can be an individual or a corporate entity
Frequently Asked Questions : Shareholding Structure
What is a Transferee?
A transferee is the new shareholder who will be receiving the share in a transfer of shares transaction. The transferor, who is the existing
What is the required authorized share capital for a foreign branch in Singapore?
There is no requirement to the minimum authorized share capital of a foreign branch. During registration, the authorized capital must tally with the
What is the minimum par value of each share?
The concept of par value has been abolished in Singapore. This gives wide flexibility in terms of planning the shareholding structures. For
What are the requirements for shareholders of a subsidiary company?
The Companies Act (Cap. 50) does not cap the amount of shares each shareholder is entitled to. In other words, the foreign parent company may own 100%
What are the types of Share Capital?
There are four types of Share Capital: Authorised Share Capital is also referred to, at times, as registered capital. This is the total of the
What is Authorised Capital?
The authorised capital of a company is the maximum amount of share capital that the company is authorised to issue to shareholders.
Is the shareholder the employee of the company?
No, shareholders are not employees, but are the owners of the company.
What are dividends and do Shareholders have to pay any tax on dividends in Singapore?
During the year, a company's board decides whether the business has done well enough to pay the shareholders an interim dividend and at the end of the
How does the director convene a shareholders’ meeting?
A company usually has at least one meeting in a year which is known as the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The directors must ensure that the first AGM
Does Singapore have any restrictions on foreign ownership?
Singapore has no restrictions on foreign individual or corporate shareholder owning 100% of the company.
How are shares in a company issued?
When you set up a company, you will decide on the number of share capital and its value per share. This is then included in the company's Memorandum