148. (1) Where a compromise or arrangement is proposed between a company and its creditors, or any class of them, a judge of the Superior Court of the district in which the company has its head office or principal establishment may, on application in a summary way of the company or of any creditor who might be affected, order a meeting of the creditors of the company, or of any class of creditors, as the case may be, to be summoned in such manner as the said judge directs.
(2) If the said creditors, or class of creditors, as the case may be, present in person or by proxy at the meeting, agree, by three-fourths in value of the creditors, or class of creditors, as the case may be, present or represented at the meeting, to the compromise or arrangement either as proposed or as altered or modified at such meeting, such compromise or arrangement may be sanctioned by a judge as aforesaid. Prior to any such sanction, the judge shall require the production before him of a duly certified copy of a resolution of the company, embodying and approving the said compromise or arrangement as agreed to by the creditors.
If so sanctioned, a certified copy of the judgment or order giving such sanction shall be filed with the enterprise registrar, who shall deposit a notice to that effect in the register.
From and after the date of such publication, the compromise or arrangement shall be binding on the company and the creditors, or class of creditors, as the case may be.
(3) The word “creditors” when used in this section shall include only the holders of scrip interest certificates, or scrip dividend certificates, and warrants, and provided the same do not carry any registered claim or registered hypothec against the company’s property or assets.