The register kept by a limited company giving the names and addresses of members and particulars of their shareholdings. Where shares are held jointly, both names are entered. Where there is a trust, the names of the trustees only are entered (the company is not bound to take any notice of the fact that they are in fact acting as trustees: The register also records the dates of the beginning and ending of membership, and the amounts paid up on shares Entry in the register is prima facie evidence of membership or liability if the shares are not fully paid. The share register must normally be kept at the registered office and it must be open, to members gratis and to non-members on payment of a nominal sum.
Reference: The Penguin Business Dictionary , 3rd edt.