Section 151(2) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) is ‘Exception to Requirement for Using “Limited” In Name–Pre-Existing Licences’ and is extracted below.
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Section 151(2) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) Exception to Requirement for Using “Limited” In Name–Pre-Existing Licences and reads as follows:
Exception to Requirement for Using “Limited” In Name–Pre-Existing Licences
(2) The company must notify ASIC as soon as practicable if it:
(a) breaches a condition of the licence; or
(b) pursues objects or purposes that would have prevented it being granted the licence; or
(c) applies its profits or other income to promote objects or purposes that would have prevented it being granted the licence; or
(d) pays a dividend to its members; or
(e) modifies its constitution to allow it to do anything set out in paragraphs (a) to (d).
The maximum penalty for the offence in breach of an Exception to Requirement for Using “Limited” In Name–Pre-Existing Licences is:
5 penalty units (a Commonwealth penalty unit is currently $210).
However, it should be kept in mind that maximum penalties are reserved for the most serious cases.
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