News | February 25, 2019

Help — I’ve lost my share certificates: Financial Times

The article was originally published by the Financial Times on 12 February 2019.

I have moved house recently and seem to have misplaced my share certificate in the move. I don’t want to sell the shares yet, but I know that I will one day. But I am unsure how important the certificate is. What should I do if I can’t find it?

Alex Green, solicitor at Wedlake Bell, says a share certificate is typically a one-page document executed by the company to whose shares the certificate relates, proving ownership of the shares and enabling the holder to market their shares to prospective buyers.

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