This excerpt taken from the PNC 8-K filed Feb 19, 2009.
Article VI. STOCK CERTIFICATES
The interest of each shareholder of the Corporation may be evidenced by certificates for shares of stock in such form as the appropriate officers of the Corporation may from time to time prescribe or be uncertificated.
Certificates of stock of the Corporation shall be signed by the Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, any Vice Chairman, or any Vice President and shall be countersigned by the Corporate Secretary, the Treasurer, or any Assistant Corporate Secretary or Assistant Treasurer, and shall be sealed with the seal of the Corporation, which may be a facsimile. Where any such stock certificate is signed manually by a transfer agent or a registrar, the signatures of the officers may be facsimiles.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these By-Laws, at all times that the Corporations stock is listed on a stock exchange, the shares of the stock of the Corporation shall comply with all direct registration system eligibility requirements established by such exchange, including any requirement that shares of the Corporations stock be eligible for issue in book-entry form. All issuances and transfers of shares of the Corporations stock shall be entered on the books of the Corporation with all information necessary to comply with such direct registration system eligibility requirements, including the name and address of the person to whom the shares of stock are issued, the number of shares of stock issued and the date of issue. The Board of Directors shall have the power and authority to make such rules and regulations as it may deem necessary or proper concerning the issue, transfer and registration of shares of stock of the Corporation in both the certificated and uncertificated form.
The shares of stock of the Corporation evidenced by certificates shall be transferable only on its books upon surrender of the stock certificate for such shares properly endorsed. The shares of stock of the Corporation which are uncertificated shall be transferable upon receipt of proper transfer instructions from the registered holder of the shares or by such persons attorney duly authorized in writing, and upon compliance with appropriate procedures for transferring shares in uncertificated form. No transfer of stock shall be valid as against the Corporation for any purpose until it shall have been entered in the stock records of the Corporation by an entry showing from and to whom transferred. The Board of Directors shall have power to appoint one or more Transfer Agents and Registrars for the transfer and registration of the Corporations stock of any class, and may require, in the case of certificated shares of stock, that stock certificates shall be countersigned and registered by one or more such Transfer Agents and Registrars.
If a stock certificate shall be lost, stolen or destroyed, the shareholder may file with the Corporation an affidavit stating the circumstances of the loss, theft or destruction and may request the issuance of a new certificate. He shall give to the Corporation a bond which shall be in such sum, contain such terms and provisions and have such surety or sureties as the Board of Directors may direct. The Corporation may thereupon issue a new certificate replacing the certificate lost, stolen or destroyed.