Beneficial Owners and Ultimate Beneficial Owners

A guide to understanding beneficial and ultimate beneficial ownership

Who is a beneficial owner?
What is the ultimate beneficial ownership?
Who is a beneficial owner?

This is a person who directly or indirectly owns or enjoys the benefits or interest on shares but is not registered as a member of the company in the company records.

What is the ultimate beneficial ownership?

This is the legal owner of a company’s shares. It is the person that ultimately owns more than 25% or controls more than 25% of a company’s shares, or can exercise, directly or indirectly, minimum 25% of the voting rights at the general meeting of shareholders of the company; or is the indirect beneficiary of minimum 25% of the legal entity’s capital.

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