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Defamation Act 1996

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13(1)A fair and accurate report of proceedings at a general meeting of a UK public company.

(2)A fair and accurate copy of or extract from any document circulated to members of a UK public company—

(a)by or with the authority of the board of directors of the company,

(b)by the auditors of the company, or

(c)by any member of the company in pursuance of a right conferred by any statutory provision.

(3)A fair and accurate copy of or extract from any document circulated to members of a UK public company which relates to the appointment, resignation, retirement or dismissal of directors of the company.

(4)In this paragraph “UK public company” means—

(a)a public company within the meaning of section 1(3) of the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985 or Article 12(3) of the [S.I. 1986/1032 (N.I. 6).] Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986, or

(b)a body corporate incorporated by or registered under any other statutory provision, or by Royal Charter, or formed in pursuance of letters patent.

(5)A fair and accurate report of proceedings at any corresponding meeting of, or copy of or extract from any corresponding document circulated to members of, a public company formed under the law of any of the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man or of another member State.

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