Alaska Statutes.
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 8. Investment Securities
Section 201. "Issuer".
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AS 45.08.201. "Issuer".

(a) With respect to obligations on or defenses to a security, "issuer" includes a person who

(1) places or authorizes the placing of the person's name on a security certificate, other than as authenticating trustee, registrar, transfer agent, or the like, to evidence a share, participation, or other interest in the person's property or in an enterprise, or to evidence the person's duty to perform an obligation represented by the certificate;

(2) creates shares, participations, or other interests in that person's property or in an enterprise, or undertakes obligations, if the shares, participations, interests, or obligations are uncertificated securities;

(3) directly or indirectly creates fractional interests in the person's rights or property, if the fractional interests are represented by security certificates; or

(4) becomes responsible for, or in place of, another person described as an issuer in this section.

(b) With respect to obligations on or defenses to a security, a guarantor is an issuer to the extent of the guarantor's guarantee, whether or not the guarantor's obligation is noted on a security certificate.

(c) With respect to registration of a transfer, "issuer" means a person on whose behalf transfer books are maintained.

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