FAQ

  • How do I sign the form?
    Each person whose name appears on the certificate or security ownership statement must sign the securities transfer form.

    Their signature must replicate their name exactly as it appears on the certificate. For example, Transfers of securities registered J.S. Brown must be signed J.S. Brown, Transfers of securities registered John S. Brown must be signed John S. Brown.
  • What is a signature guarantee?
    A signature guarantee is required when transferring securities so that the transfer agent can confirm your identity. The signature guarantee is given by a financial services company and assures the transfer agent that the person(s) signing the transfer is (are) the registered holder(s) named on the certificate.

    Every signature on the securities transfer form must be signature guaranteed.
  • Where can I get the signatures guaranteed?
    We recommend obtaining a signature guarantee from a stock broker or a financial services company that uses a medallion guarantee. The next best source for signature guarantees is a major chartered bank but some banks may not be prepared to guarantee signatures. In addition it can sometimes be difficult for transfer agents to verify the bank signing officer's signature.

    According to established industry practice, transfer agents accept signature guarantees from:

    • Members of a recognized medallion guarantee program:
      1. Securities Canadian Stock Transfer Agents Medallion Program (STAMP)
      2. Stock Exchanges Medallion Program (SEMP)
      3. New York Stock Exchange, Inc Medallion Signature Program (MSP)

    • Major Canadian Schedule I Chartered Banks
    • Major Canadian trust companies
  • Where do I send the securities for transfer?
    Please send the securities and any supporting documents by a secure means of delivery through registered mail or another reputable courier, with acknowledgement of receipt requested.

    Depending on the service you use, you may be able to insure the contents. AST assumes no responsibility for certificates that are lost in transit.

    Please deliver securities to

    By Mail

    AST Trust Company (Canada)
    P.O. Box 700
    Station B
    Montreal, QC H3B 3K3
    CANADA

    Courier
    Montreal
    2001 University Street
    Suite 1600
    Montreal, QC H3A 2A6
    CANADA

    Toronto
    AST Trust Company (Canada)
    1 Toronto Street,
    Suite 1200,
    Toronto, ON M5C 2V6
    CANADA

    If you have any questions, please contact us
  • How do I complete the securities transfer form?
    To complete the form you need to:

    • Fill in the name(s) and address(es) of the person(s) to whom the securities are being transferred.
    • Provide a description of the securities being transferred. The description includes the number of securities and the type of securities, e.g. common, preferred, etc. based on the description on the certificate.
    • Fill in the name of the current registered holder(s) exactly as it appears on the certificate.
    • Fill in the name of the company that issued the securities.
    • Fill in the number(s) on the certificate(s) or the account number on the security ownership statement.
    • Sign and date the form(Transfers cannot be post-dated).

    *In some cases, instead of a certificate you might have a security ownership statement and the information you need appears on that form.

Securities Transfer Form

Please follow the instructions below to create the securities transfer form.
You can also download the PDF file on the left and complete the form by hand.

Please note that the frequently asked questions on the left can help you to complete the securities transfer form.
In particular, please follow the instructions with respect to signature guarantees - we cannot complete the transfer without signature guarantees.

Fields marked with " * " must be completed.


Please enter the name(s) of person(s) to whom the securities are being transferred:

Name(s) *

Address for the Register:

Address *
Suite #
City *
Province / State *
Country *
Postal Code / Zip Code *
Number of Shares or Warrants *
Issue Description *
Example: common shares warrants etc.

Registered holder's name *
Please provide name(s) of registered holder(s) as printed on the certificate(s) or share ownership statement(s).

Full Name of Issuing Company *
Enter the name of the issuing company as it appears on the certificate(s) or statement(s).

Certificate or Account Number(s) *
This number is printed on the face of the certificate or on the share ownership statement. If you have a statement confirming your holding instead of certificates, enter the account number from your statement in the space above.



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