Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/852

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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 686-AUG. 22 , 1940 I securityis a stock. Calculation of asset coverage. case, such class of senior securities has at the time of the declaration of any such dividend or distribution or at the time of any such purchase an asset coverage of at least 300 per centum after deducting the amount of such dividend, distribution, or purchase price, as the case may be, except that dividends may be declared upon any preferred stock if such senior security representing indebtedness has an asset coverage of at least 200 per centum at the time of declaration thereof after deducting the amount of such dividend; and (C) provision is made either- (i) that, if on the last business day of each of twelve consecutive calendar months such class of senior securi- ties shall have an asset coverage of less than 100 per centum, the holders of such securities voting as a class shall be entitled to elect at least a majority of the mem- bers of the board of directors of such registered com- pany, such voting right to continue until such class of senior security shall have an asset coverage of 110 per centum or more on the last business day of each of three consecutive calendar months, or (ii) that, if on the last business day of each of twenty- four consecutive calendar months such class of senior securities shall have an asset coverage of less than 100 per centum, an event of default shall be deemed to have occurred; (2) if such class of senior security is a stock- (A) immediately after such issuance or sale it will have an asset coverage of at least 200 per centum; (B) provision is made to prohibit the declaration of any dividend (except a dividend payable in common stock of the issuer), or the declaration of any other distribution, upon the common stock of such investment company, or the purchase of any such common stock, unless in every such case such class of senior security has at the time of the declaration of any such dividend or distribution or at the time of any such purchase an asset coverage of at least 200 per centum after deducting the amount of such divi- dend, distribution or purchase price, as the case may be; (C) provision is made to entitle the holders of such senior securities, voting as a class, to elect at least two direc- tors at all times, and, subject to the prior rights, if any, of the holders of any other class of senior securities outstand- ing, to elect a majority of the directors if at any time divi- dends on such class of securities shall be unpaid in an amount equal to two full years' dividends on such securities, and to continue to be so represented until all dividends in arrears shall have been paid or otherwise provided for; (D) provision is made requiring approval by the vote of a majority of such securities, voting as a class, of any plan of reorganization adversely affecting such securities or of any action requiring a vote of security holders as in section 13 (a) provided; and (E) such class of stock shall have complete priority over any other class as to distribution of assets and payment of dividends, which dividends shall be cumulative. (b) The asset coverage in respect of a senior security provided for in subsection (a) may be determined on the basis of values cal- culated as of a time within forty-eight hours (not including Sundays 818 [54 STAT.