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Companies (Consolidation) Act 1908

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60On a show of hands every member present in person shall have one vote. On a poll every member shall have one vote for each share of which he is the holder.

61In the case of joint holders the vote of the senior who tenders a vote, whether in person or by proxy, shall be accepted to the exclusion of the votes of the other joint holders ; and for this purpose seniority shall be determined by the order in which the names stand in the register of members.

62A member of unsound mind, or in respect of whom an order has been made by any court having jurisdiction in lunacy, may vote, whether of a show of hands or on a poll, by his committee, curator bonis, or other person in the nature of a committee or curator bonis appointed by that court, and any such committee, curator bonis, or other person may, on a poll, vote by proxy.

63No member shall be entitled to vote at any general meeting unless all calls or other sums presently payable by him in respect of shares in the company have been paid.

64On a poll votes may be given either personally or by proxy.

65The instrument appointing a proxy shall be in writing under the hand of the appointor or of his attorney duly authorised in writing, or, if the appointor is a corporation, either under the common seal, or under the hand of an officer or attorney so authorised. No person shall act as a proxy unless either he is entitled on his own behalf to be present and vote at the meeting at which he acts as proxy, or he has been appointed to act at that meeting as proxy for a corporation.

66The instrument appointing a proxy and the power of attorney or other authority, if any, under which it is signed or a notarially certified copy of that power or authority shall be deposited at the registered office of the company not less than forty-eight hours before the time for holding the meeting at which the person named in the instrument proposes to vote, and in default the instrument of proxy shall not be treated as valid.

67An instrument appointing a proxy may be in the following form, or in any other form which the directors shall approve :—

Company, Limited. " I of in the county of being a _________________ member of the Company, Limited, hereby appoint ______________________ of as my proxy to vote for me and on _____________________ my behalf at the [ordinary or extraordinary, as the case may be] general meeting of the company to be held on the day ____________________ of and at any adjournment thereof." Signed this day of ___________

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