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—(1) A company (other than an exempt private company) shall not make a loan to a director of the company or of a company which by virtue of section 6 is deemed to be related to that company, or enter into any guarantee or provide any security in connection with a loan made to such a director by any other person but nothing in this section shall apply — (a) subject to subsection (2), to anything done to provide such a director with funds to meet expenditure incurred or to be incurred by him for the purposes of the company or for the purpose of enabling him properly to perform his duties as an officer of the company; (b) to provide a loan to such a director who is engaged in the full-time employment of the company or of a corporation that is deemed to be related to the company, as the case may be, for the purpose of purchasing or otherwise acquiring a home occupied or to be occupied by the director, except that not more than one such loan may be outstanding from the director at any time; (c) to any loan made to such a director who is engaged in the full-time employment of the company or of a corporation that is deemed to be related to that company, as the case may be, where the company has at a general meeting approved of a scheme for the making of loans to employees of the company and the loan is in accordance with that scheme; or (d) to any loan made to such director in the ordinary course of business of a company whose ordinary business includes the lending of money or the giving of guarantees in connection with loans made by other persons if the activities of that company are regulated by any written law relating to banking, finance companies or insurance or are subject to supervision by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. [8/2003] (2) Subsection (1)(a) or (b) shall not authorise the making of any loan, or the entering into any guarantee, or the provision of any security except — (a) with the prior approval of the company given at a general meeting at which the purposes of the expenditure and the amount of the loan or the extent of the guarantee or security, as the case may be, are disclosed; or (b) on condition that, if the approval of the company is not given as aforesaid at or before the next following annual general meeting, the loan shall be repaid or the liability under the guarantee or security shall be discharged, as the case may be, within 6 months from the conclusion of that meeting. (3) Where the approval of the company is not given as required by any such condition the directors authorising the making of the loan or the entering into the guarantee or the provision of the security shall be jointly and severally liable to indemnify the company against any loss arising therefrom. (4) Where a company contravenes this section any director who authorises the making of any loan, the entering into of any guarantee or the providing of any security contrary to this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years. [15/84] (5) Nothing in this section shall operate to prevent the company from recovering the amount of any loan or amount for which it becomes liable under any guarantee entered into or in respect of any security given contrary to this section. (6) For the purpose of subsection (1), a reference to a director therein includes a reference to the director’s spouse, son, adopted son, step-son, daughter, adopted daughter and step-daughter. [15/84] [UK, 1948, s. 190; Aust., 1961, s. 125]
(f) sixthly. or in the case of his death to any other person in his right. unless the property of the company is insufficient to meet them. all wages or salary (whether or not earned wholly or in part by way of commission) including any amount payable by way of allowance or reimbursement under any contract of employment or award or agreement regulating conditions of employment of any employee. (d) fourthly. after deducting any . shall rank in the order therein specified but as between debts of the same class shall rank equally between themselves. 42/2005] (2) The amount payable under subsection (1)(b) and (c) shall not exceed an amount that is equivalent to 5 months salary whether for time or piecework in respect of services rendered by the employee to the company or $7. 13/87. and shall be paid accordingly out of any property comprised in or subject to that charge. specified in subsection (1). 31/93. and (g) seventhly. the remuneration of the liquidator and the costs of any audit carried out pursuant to section 317. up to the amount by which the sum in respect of which the employee would have been entitled to priority in the winding up has been diminished by reason of the payment. all remuneration payable to any employee in respect of vacation leave. [15/84. subject to subsection (2). salary or vacation leave out of money advanced by a person for that purpose. the amount of all tax assessed and all goods and services tax due under any written law before the commencement of the winding up or assessed at any time before the time fixed for the proving of debts has expired. whichever is the lesser. (b) secondly. in a winding up there shall be paid in priority to all other unsecured debts — (a) firstly.500. in a winding up. in which case they shall abate in equal proportions between themselves. on or after the commencement of the winding up. (5) So far as the assets of the company available for payment of general creditors are insufficient to meet any preferential debts specified in subsection (1)(a). —(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act. the costs and expenses of the winding up including the taxed costs of the applicant for the winding up order payable under section 256. then if any such liability is incurred by the company (either before or after the commencement of the winding up) and an amount in respect of that liability is or has been received by the company or the liquidator from the insurer the amount shall. (c) thirdly. all amounts due in respect of contributions payable during the 12 months next before. on or after the commencement of the winding up.Priorities 328. (c). 354) accrued before. on or after the commencement of the winding up by the company as the employer of any person under any written law relating to employees’ superannuation or provident funds or under any scheme of superannuation which is an approved scheme under the law relating to income tax. as created. 22/93. the person by whom the money was advanced shall. subject to subsection (2). [22/93] (6) Where the company is under a contract of insurance (entered into before the commencement of the winding up) insured against liability to third parties. all amounts due in respect of work injury compensation under the Work Injury Compensation Act (Cap. and shall have the same right of priority in respect of that amount as the employee would have had if the payment had not been made. (b). and shall be paid in full. [5/2008 wef 01/04/2008] (e) fifthly. on or after the commencement of the winding up. was a floating charge). those debts shall have priority over the claims of the holders of debentures under any floating charge created by the company (which charge. (3) The debts in each class. the amount due to an employee as a retrenchment benefit or ex gratia payment under any contract of employment or award or agreement that regulates conditions of employment whether such amount becomes payable before. accrued in respect of any period before. (4) Where any payment has been made to any employee of the company on account of wages. (e) and (f) and any amount payable in priority by virtue of subsection (4). have a right of priority in respect of the money so advanced and paid.
293] Effect of floating charge 330.. the date upon which the resolution to wind up the company voluntarily is passed. Aust. A floating charge on the undertaking or property of the company created within 6 months of the commencement of the winding up shall.expenses of or incidental to getting in such amount. mortgage. delivery of goods. s.. 101 and 102 thereof) shall in the event of the company being wound up be void or voidable in like manner. s. any transfer. 322. 20) (read with sections 100. payment. be paid by the liquidator to the third party in respect of whom the liability was incurred to the extent necessary to discharge that liability or any part of that liability remaining undischarged in priority to all payments in respect of the debts referred to in subsection (1). 99 or 103 of the Bankruptcy Act (Cap. would in his bankruptcy be void or voidable under section 98. or (ii) where before the making of the winding up application a resolution has been passed by the company for voluntary winding up. 1948. be invalid except to the amount of any cash paid to the company at the time of or subsequently to the creation of and in consideration for the charge together with interest on that amount at the rate of 5% per annum. 294] . [UK. 320. the date which corresponds with the date of making of the application for a bankruptcy order in the case of an individual shall be — (a) in the case of a winding up by the Court — (i) the date of the making of the winding up application. whichever is the earlier. and (b) in the case of a voluntary winding up. 1948. Aust. [UK. the date upon which the winding up is deemed by this Act to have commenced. 1961. unless it is proved that the company immediately after the creation of the charge was solvent. Subdivision (3) — Effect on other transactions Undue preference 329. 1961. s. [15/95] (2) For the purposes of this section. —(1) Subject to this Act and such modifications as may be prescribed. execution or other act relating to property made or done by or against a company which. [42/2005] (3) Any transfer or assignment by a company of all its property to trustees for the benefit of all its creditors shall be void. s. had it been made or done by or against an individual.
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