668. Treasury shares: disposal
(1) Where shares are held as treasury shares, the company may at any time-
(a) sell the shares (or any of them) for a cash consideration, or
(b) transfer the shares (or any of them) for the purposes of or pursuant to an employees’ share scheme.
(2) In subsection 668(1)(a) “cash consideration” means-
(a) cash received by the company, or
(b) a cheque received by the company in good faith that the directors have no reason for suspecting will not be paid, or
(c) a release of a liability of the company for a liquidated sum, or
(d) an undertaking to pay cash to the company on or before a date not more than 90 days after the date on which the company agrees to sell the shares, or
(e) payment by any other means giving rise to a present or future entitlement (of the company or a person acting on the company’s behalf) to a payment, or credit equivalent to payment, in cash.
For this purpose “cash” includes currency other than US dollars or the currency in which the shares are denominated.
(3) The Board may make rules which provide that particular means of payment specified in the rules are to be regarded as falling within subsection 668(2)(e).