Mosely v Koffyfontein Mines Ltd

Mosely v Koffyfontein Mines Ltd [1904] 2 Ch 108 is a UK company law case concerning shares. It held that if debentures are convertible into shares, they may not be issued at a price below the nominal share price.

Mosely v Koffyfontein Mines Ltd
Citation(s)[1904] 2 Ch 108
Keywords
Share, nominal value, issue at discount

FactsEdit

Debentures, convertible into shares, were issued at a price 20 per cent below the nominal share price. Shares were trading at 4 shillings. Although debentures can be issued at a ‘discount’, it was argued that their convertibility meant that this contravened the rule against shares being issued at a discount, now found in Companies Act 2006, section 580.

JudgmentEdit

Held, that even though it was not an avoidance scheme, this was caught by the no issuing shares at a discount rule.

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