National Asset Management Agency Act 2009


Meaning of “ associated debtor ” in this Act.

70.— (1) For the purposes of this Act, a person is an “associated debtor” of a debtor if the person—

( a) is or was at any time directly or indirectly indebted or otherwise obligated to a participating institution under or in connection with a credit facility, and

( b) is or was at any time—

(i) a body corporate that was a subsidiary of, or a related company (within the meaning given by section 140(5) of the Companies Act 1990) to, the debtor,

(ii) a nominee of the debtor, including a person who may or does in fact act at the express or implied direction or instruction of the debtor or another associated debtor of the debtor,

(iii) acting in the capacity of trustee of a declared or undeclared trust the beneficiaries of which include (directly or indirectly)—

(I) the debtor,

(II) a person referred to in subparagraph (ii) , or

(III) a body corporate controlled by the debtor or a person referred to in that subparagraph,

(iv) in partnership, within the meaning of the laws of any relevant place, with the debtor, in relation to a bank asset which at the time of the partnership was, or subsequently became, of a class of bank assets prescribed under section 69 (1) ,

(v) a body corporate of which the debtor is the sole member, or

(vi) a body corporate controlled by the debtor,


( c) a member of any other class of person prescribed by the Minister for the purposes of this subsection.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)(b)(vi), a body corporate shall be taken to be controlled by a debtor if the debtor is (whether alone or together with any one or more of the persons mentioned in subparagraphs (i) to (v) of subsection (1)(b), and whether directly or indirectly)—

( a) interested in one-quarter or more of the equity share capital of the body, or

( b) entitled to exercise or control the exercise of one-quarter or more of the voting powers at any general meeting of the body.

(3) In subsection (2)

( a) “equity share capital” has the same meaning as it has in section 155 of the Companies Act 1963, and

( b) the reference to voting power exercised by a debtor includes voting power exercised by a nominee of the debtor or another body corporate which that debtor controls.

(4) Section 54 of the Companies Act 1990 applies for the purpose of determining, for the purposes of subsection (2) , whether a person holds an interest in shares.