Corporations Act 2001
Once a company has entered into an agreement to buy back shares, all rights attaching to the shares are suspended. The suspension is lifted if the agreement is terminated. Shares transferred to the company and cancelled 257H(2)
A company must not dispose of shares it buys back. An agreement entered into in contravention of this subsection is void.
Immediately after the registration of the transfer to the company of the shares bought back, the shares are cancelled.
Note: ASIC must be notified of the cancellation under section 254Y .
[ CCH Note: S 257H(3) will be amended by No 69 of 2020, s 3, Sch 1, by substituting " The Registrar " for " ASIC " , (effective 22 June 2022 or a day or days to be fixed by Proclamation).]
[ CCH Note: The next section is s 257J.]