2018 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 760 - TRUSTS AND FIDUCIARIES
760 ILCS 70/ - Fiduciary Transfer of Securities Act.

(760 ILCS 70/0.01) (from Ch. 32, par. 439.49)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Fiduciary Transfer of Securities Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(760 ILCS 70/1) (from Ch. 32, par. 439.50)
Sec. 1. Definitions.
In this Act unless the context requires otherwise:
(a) "Assignment" includes any written stock power, bill of sale, deed, declaration of trust or other instrument of transfer.
(b) "Beneficial interest" includes the interest of a decedent's legatee, distributee, heir or creditor, of a beneficiary under a trust, of a ward, of a beneficial owner of a security registered in the name of a nominee, or of a minor owner of a security registered in the name of a custodian, or any similar interest.
(c) "Corporation" means a corporation (private, public or municipal) association or trust organized or created under the laws of this State and issuing a security subject to this Act, and includes the transfer agents and registrars of any of its securities.
(d) "Fiduciary" includes an executor, administrator, trustee, guardian, committee, conservator, curator, tutor, custodian or nominee.
(e) "Person" includes a firm or corporation.
(f) "Security" includes any share of stock, bond, debenture, note or other security of a corporation which is registered as to ownership on the books of the corporation.
(g) "Transfer" means a change on the books of a corporation in the registered ownership of a security.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 247.)


(760 ILCS 70/2) (from Ch. 32, par. 439.51)
Sec. 2. Assignment to a fiduciary.
A corporation making a transfer of a security upon assignment by the registered owner to a person described as a fiduciary in the assignment or known by the corporation to be a fiduciary is not bound to inquire into the existence, extent, or correct description of the fiduciary relationship, and thereafter, until the corporation receives written notice to the contrary, it may assume without inquiry that the registered owner continues to be the fiduciary.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 247.)


(760 ILCS 70/3) (from Ch. 32, par. 439.52)
Sec. 3. Assignment by a fiduciary.
A corporation making a transfer of a security upon assignment by a fiduciary:
(a) may assume without inquiry that the assignment, even though to the fiduciary himself or to his nominee, is within his authority and capacity and is not in breach of his fiduciary duties,
(b) may assume without inquiry that the fiduciary has complied with the laws of the state having jurisdiction of the fiduciary relationship, including any laws requiring the fiduciary to obtain court approval of the transfer, and
(c) is not charged with notice of and is not bound to obtain or examine any court record or any recorded or unrecorded document relating to the fiduciary relationship or the assignment, even though the record or document is in its possession, except that, if the security is not registered in the name of the fiduciary, the corporation shall obtain a copy of a document showing his appointment and, if court appointed, certified by the clerk of the appointing court within sixty days before the date of transfer, but the corporation is charged with notice of only that part of the document which provides for the appointment.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 247.)


(760 ILCS 70/4) (from Ch. 32, par. 439.53)
Sec. 4. Adverse claims.
If a person having or asserting a claim of beneficial interest adverse to the transfer of a security from a fiduciary delivers written notice of the claim to the corporation before the transfer, the corporation shall promptly notify the claimant by registered mail of the presentation of the security for transfer. The corporation shall withhold the transfer for 30 days after sending the notice and shall then make the transfer unless it is restrained by a court order.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2433.)


(760 ILCS 70/5) (from Ch. 32, par. 439.54)
Sec. 5. Non-liability of corporation.
A corporation making a transfer of a security under this Act incurs no liability to any person.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 247.)


(760 ILCS 70/5a) (from Ch. 32, par. 439.54a)
Sec. 5a. Non-liability of third persons.
No person who participates in the acquisition, disposition, assignment or transfer of a security by or to a fiduciary including a person who guarantees the signature of the fiduciary is liable for participation in any breach of fiduciary duty by reason of failure to inquire whether the transaction involves such a breach unless it is shown that he acted with actual knowledge that the proceeds of the transaction were being or were to be used wrongfully for the individual benefit of the fiduciary or that the transaction was otherwise in breach of duty.
If a corporation makes a transfer pursuant to an assignment by a fiduciary, a person who guaranteed the signature of the fiduciary is not liable on the guarantee to any person to whom the corporation by reason of this Act incurs no liability.
This section does not impose any liability upon the corporation.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2433.)


(760 ILCS 70/6) (from Ch. 32, par. 439.55)
Sec. 6. Application. The rights and duties of a corporation in registering a security in the name of a fiduciary or in making a transfer of a security pursuant to an assignment by a fiduciary are governed by the law of the jurisdiction under whose laws the corporation is organized.
This Act applies to the rights and duties of a person other than the corporation with regard to acts and omissions in this State in connection with the acquisition, disposition, assignment or transfer of a security by or to a fiduciary and of a person who guarantees in this State the signature of a fiduciary in connection with such a transaction.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2433.)


(760 ILCS 70/7) (from Ch. 32, par. 439.56)
Sec. 7. Tax obligations.
This Act shall not be construed to affect any obligation of a corporation with respect to estate, inheritance, succession or other taxes imposed by the laws of this State.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 247.)


(760 ILCS 70/9) (from Ch. 32, par. 439.57)
Sec. 9. Effective date. This Act shall take effect on September 1, 1957.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 247.)


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