2017 Mississippi Code
Title 79 - Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships
Chapter 15 - Investment Trusts
§ 79-15-11. Certificates of beneficial interest
- (1) The beneficial ownership of an investment trust shall be evidenced by certificates issued by the trustees in units of value to be provided by the trust instrument. No investment trust shall issue certificates of beneficial interest except for money, labor done, or services rendered or property actually received for the use and lawful purposes of the investment trust. Any investment trust may purchase any property authorized by its declaration of trust, or necessary for the use and lawful purposes of such investment trust, and may issue certificates of beneficial interest to the amount of the value thereof in payment therefor. Any certificate of beneficial interest issued in compliance with this section shall be fully paid, and the holder thereof shall not be liable to any further call or for any further payment. No assessment shall be made against the interest of any holder of such fully paid certificates. In the absence of fraud in the transaction, the judgment of the trustees as to the value of labor done or services performed or property purchased shall be conclusive. For the purpose of determining whether certificates of beneficial interest of any investment trust are fully paid and not liable to any further call, no deduction shall be made in computing the amount of consideration received by such investment trust for such certificates of beneficial interest, for such reasonable compensation or discount in the sale, underwriting, or purchase of such certificates by underwriters or dealers or others performing similar services as may be paid or allowed by the investment trust; and for such purpose the judgment of the trustees as the value of such services shall be conclusive in the absence of fraud in the transaction.
- (2) The certificates of beneficial interest issued pursuant to this section shall be transferable in the same manner as stock certificates of a business corporation are transferable, and the issuance and transfer of such certificates of beneficial interest shall be governed by the statutes applicable to the issuance and transfer of stock of business corporations to the extent that such statutes are not inconsistent with the provisions and purposes of this chapter.
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