Requirement to maintain a register of nominee shareholders (“RONS”) 保存代持股东登记记录(“RONS”) 的法定要求

7 October 2022|In Legal Updates

From 4 October 2022, companies, including foreign companies, are required to maintain a RONS at their registered office or at the registered office of their appointed registered filing agent.
自 2022 年 10 月 4 日起,新加坡注册成立的公司和在新加坡有商业运作的外国公司必须在其坐落于新加坡的注册办事处或其授权备案代理人的注册办事处保存代持股东登记记录(RONS)。

The RONS must contain prescribed particulars of the nominator(s) of the company’s nominee shareholders.

Companies and foreign companies must set up their RONS by 5 December 2022.
根据目前颁布的时间表,新加坡注册成立的公司和有关外国公司必须在 2022 年 12 月 5 日之前完成 RONS 的准备工作。

A shareholder is a nominee shareholder if the shareholder:

  1. is accustomed or under an obligation (whether formal or informal) to vote, in respect of shares in the company of which the shareholder is the registered holder, in accordance with the directions, instructions or wishes of any other person; and
  2. receives dividends, in respect of shares in the company of which the shareholder is the registered holder, on behalf of any other person.
    Shareholders who are nominee shareholders must, within the applicable timelines prescribed by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority:
  3. inform their respective companies of the fact that they are nominee shareholders; and
  4. provide particulars of their nominators.

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