This article explains how to issue shares to new or existing shareholders.
1. To begin issuing shares navigate to the company's workspace, then to the Shareholders tab.
2. Select "I would like to..." then "Issue shares"
3. In the Issue shares form complete the details:
Date of issue
Class of shares
NB. if the desired share class does not appear you will need to create a new class of shares. Exit out of the form and select "Create a new class of shares" from the "I would like to..." menu, then return to complete the share issue.
There is also the ability to re-issue shares from treasury stock if any is held.
Share price & quantity
In this section you can select from three different methods of calculating the share value & quantity of shares being purchased.
Price per share & number of shares issued will calculate the the total value of the issue.
Price per share & total value of the issue will calculate the number of shares being issued.
Number of shares issued & total value of the issue will calculate the price per share.
Recipient of shares
To issue additional shares to an existing shareholder/allocation simply select the relevant party from the dropdown menu.
To issue shares to a new shareholder/allocation select the create a new shareholding option, then search your existing contacts for the person/entity.
If no results appear, select Other person or Other organisation and complete the new shareholder information.
Multiple individuals can be assigned to a single share allocation in this form by simply continuing to search & add parties to the allocation.
Nature of holding - select if the share allocation is held by singular/joint parties or by a trust. If the allocation is held by a trust or company you may also wish to give the allocation a name.
4. Select Create in the top corner to save the share allocation and exit the form, or Create and add another to continue issuing shares to other parties.
After the share issue has been saved, the transaction will be recorded in the transactions tab and the allocations will be updated.