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Calling of general meeting by directors when requested by members

(1) The directors of a company must call and arrange to hold a general meeting on the request of:

members with at least 5% of the votes that may be cast at the general meeting; or

at least 100 members who are entitled to vote at the general meeting.

(1A) The regulations may prescribe a different number of members for the purposes of the application of paragraph (1)(b) to:

a particular company; or

a particular class of company.

Without limiting this, the regulations may specify the number as a percentage of the total number of members of the company.

(2) The request must:

be in writing; and

state any resolution to be proposed at the meeting; and

be signed by the members making the request; and

be given to the company.

(3) Separate copies of a document setting out the request may be used for signing by members if the wording of the request is identical in each copy. (4) The percentage of votes that members have is to be worked out as at the midnight before the request is given to the company. (5) The directors must call the meeting within 21 days after the request is given to the company. The meeting is to be held not later than 2 months after the request is given to the company.

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