7. For the purposes of this Act, “issuer” means
(1) a person who issues a security represented by a security certificate or who, other than as the person entrusted with authenticating the origin, genuineness and integrity of documents, places or authorizes the placing of the person’s name on a security certificate to evidence a share or similar participation or the person’s duty to perform an obligation represented by the security certificate;
(2) a person who issues a share or similar participation or undertakes to perform an obligation that is an uncertificated security; or
(3) a person who stands surety for or is otherwise bound by the obligations of a person described as an issuer in subparagraph 1 or 2.
“Issuer” also means, with respect to a registration of a transfer of a security, a person on whose behalf transfer books are maintained.