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Section 5815.02 | Issuers of securities and holders of record.


As used in sections 5815.02 and 5815.03 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Fiduciary" includes a trustee under any trust, expressed, implied, resulting, or constructive; an executor, administrator, public administrator, guardian, committee, conservator, curator, receiver, trustee in bankruptcy, assignee for the benefit of creditors, partner, agent, officer of a public or private corporation, or public officer; or any other person acting in a fiduciary capacity for any person, trust, or estate.

(B) "Good faith" includes an act done honestly, whether it is done negligently or not.

(C) "Issuer" includes domestic corporations, companies, associations, and trusts; foreign corporations, companies, associations, and trusts, to the extent that securities issued by them are held of record by persons in this state or are held on deposit in this state, and to the extent that such foreign corporation, company, association, or trust is a holder of record of, or otherwise interested in, securities of domestic corporations, companies, associations, or trusts; and also the transfer agents and registrars of the issuer and the depositories for its securities.

(D) "Person" includes a corporation, partnership, association, or two or more persons having a joint or common interest.

(E) "Securities" includes the items in the following enumeration, which, however, is not exclusive:

(1) Shares, share certificates, and other certificates and evidences of ownership or participation in property, assets, or trust estate; bonds, notes, debentures, certificates, or evidences of indebtedness, certificates of interest or participation, collateral trust certificates, equipment-trust certificates, preorganization or subscription certificates or receipts, and voting-trust certificates; passbooks or certificates of deposit of money, securities, or other property; scrip certificates, fractional interests certificates, and, in general, interests or instruments commonly known as securities, and certificates of interest or participation in, temporary or interim certificates or receipts for, or warrants or rights to subscribe to, purchase, or receive, any of the foregoing, whether such securities were issued by the issuer in its corporate capacity, in its individual capacity, or in a fiduciary capacity;

(2) Securities that were issued originally by other corporations, companies, associations, or trusts, but have become the securities of the present issuer, individually or as a fiduciary.

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