Article D: Register of Substantial Shareholders and Additional Register of Shareholders Outside Israel
137. Reports received by the company pursuant to the Securities Law relating to the holdings of substantial shareholders of shares in the company shall be kept in the register of substantial shareholders.
Contents of register of substantial shareholders
138. (a) A company may keep an additional register of shareholders outside Israel (hereinafter “the additional register”).
(b) A company that keeps an additional register shall enter on the register of shares under section 130 (hereinafter “the principal register”) the number of shares registered in the additional register of shareholders, and their numbers if they are marked with numbers.
Additional register of shareholders
139. The Minister may lay down provisions for the keeping of an additional register under section 138, including provisions relating to the updating of the principal register with the details entered in the additional register.
Chapter 3: Reporting
Article A: Reports of Private Companies
140. A private company shall send the Registrar an annual report, as provided in section 141, and shall report to the Registrar as specified in this Law and in respect of the following matters:
(1) alterations in the articles of association as provided in section 21, including resolutions as to change of name as provided in section 31, and increase or decrease of capital as provided in sections 286 and 287;
(2) change of address of the registered office as set out in section 123;
(3) notification under section 159 to the effect that the company has no auditor;
(4) appointments to the board of directors and changes in its composition, as provided in section 223;
(5) allotment of shares as provided in section 292;
(6) transfer of shares as provided in section 299, fourteen days from the date of transfer;
(7) merger as provided in section 317.
Reporting by private companies
141. (a) A private company shall, once a year, prepare and submit an annual report as prescribed by the Minister, within fourteen days after the annual general meeting.
(b) A private company that does not hold an annual general meeting, in accordance with section 61, shall submit an annual report once a year no later than fourteen days after sending the financial reports to shareholders, and in respect of an inactive company that does not prepare financial reports pursuant to the provisions of section 172(g), once a year.
Annual report by private company
Article B: Reporting by Public Company
142. A public company shall report to the Securities Authority, to the stock exchange on which the company’s securities are listed for trading, and to the Companies Registry as required by this Law, by the Securities Law or by any other law.
Reporting public company
143. (a) Reports submitted to the Securities Authority pursuant to section 142 shall be open for public inspection at the Securities Authority and any person may inspect them and receive certified copies of what is entered in them, whether through the Securities Authority or through others authorized by the Securities Authority for such purpose, unless such inspection is restricted by any law.
(b) A certified copy referred to in subsection (a) may be admitted in any legal proceedings as evidence the evidentiary value of which is identical to that of the original document, and shall constitute conclusive evidence of the fact that the original document is in the possession of the Securities Authority.
Inspection at the Securities Authority
144. The Minister, upon consultation with the Minister of Finance and with the Securities Authority, may prescribe regulations for the effecting of the provisions of sections 142 and 143, including provisions relating to –
(1) electronic filing or reporting, as defined in section 38, regarding reports submitted by a public company to the Securities Authority;
(2) fees that are to be paid for acts and services provided by the Securities Authority.
Regulations regarding reporting, filing and fees
145. A public company shall report to the Registrar only regarding the following matters:
(1) a resolution regarding change of name as provided in section 31;
(2) change of address of its registered office as provided in section 123;
(3) merger as provided in section 317;
(4) its conversion into a public company as provided in section 343.
Reporting by public company to Registrar