(1) “Indorsement” means a signature, other than that of a maker, drawer, or acceptor,
that alone or accompanied by other words is made on an instrument for the purpose
of negotiating the instrument, restricting payment of the instrument, or incurring
indorser's liability on the instrument, but regardless of the intent of the signer,
a signature and its accompanying words is an indorsement unless the accompanying words,
the terms of the instrument, the place of the signature, or other circumstances unambiguously
indicate that the signature was made for a purpose other than indorsement. For the purpose of determining whether a signature is made on an instrument, a paper
affixed to the instrument is a part of the instrument.
(2) “Indorser” means a person who makes an indorsement.
(3) For the purpose of determining whether the transferee of an instrument is a holder,
an indorsement that transfers a security interest in the instrument is effective as
an unqualified indorsement of the instrument.
(4) If an instrument is payable to a holder under a name that is not the name of the
holder, indorsement may be made by the holder in the name stated in the instrument
or in the holder's name, or both, but signature in both names may be required by a
person paying or taking the instrument for value or collection.
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