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Part 15E+W+S+N.I.Accounts and reports

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C2Pt. 15 applied (with modifications) (6.4.2008) by The Partnerships (Accounts) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/569), regs. 4, 7, Sch. Pt. 1

C3Pt. 15 applied (with modifications) (1.10.2009) by The Unregistered Companies Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2436), regs. 3-5, Sch. 1 para. 16 (with transitional provisions and savings in regs. 7, 9, Sch. 2)

Chapter 9E+W+S+N.I.Quoted companies: members' approval of directors' remuneration report

439Quoted companies: members' approval of directors' remuneration reportE+W+S+N.I.

(1)A quoted company must, prior to the accounts meeting, give to the members of the company entitled to be sent notice of the meeting notice of the intention to move at the meeting, as an ordinary resolution, a resolution approving the directors' remuneration report for the financial year[F1other than the part containing the directors' remuneration policy (as to which see section 439A).]

(2)The notice may be given in any manner permitted for the service on the member of notice of the meeting.

(3)The business that may be dealt with at the accounts meeting includes the resolution.

This is so notwithstanding any default in complying with subsection (1) or (2).

(4)The existing directors must ensure that the resolution is put to the vote of the meeting.

(5)No entitlement of a person to remuneration is made conditional on the resolution being passed by reason only of the provision made by this section.

(6)In this section—

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C5Ss. 418-469 applied (with modifications) (1.10.2009) by The Unregistered Companies Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2436), regs. 3-5, Sch. 1 para. 10 (with transitional provisions and savings in regs. 7, 9, Sch. 2)

[F2439AQuoted companies: members' approval of directors' remuneration policyE+W+S+N.I.

(1)A quoted company must give notice of the intention to move, as an ordinary resolution, a resolution approving the relevant directors' remuneration policy—

(a)at the accounts meeting held in the first financial year which begins on or after the day on which the company becomes a quoted company, and

(b)at an accounts or other general meeting held no later than the end of the period of three financial years beginning with the first financial year after the last accounts or other general meeting in relation to which notice is given under this subsection.

(2)A quoted company must give notice of the intention to move at an accounts meeting, as an ordinary resolution, a resolution approving the relevant directors' remuneration policy if—

(a)a resolution required to be put to the vote under section 439 was not passed at the last accounts meeting of the company, and

(b)no notice under this section was given in relation to that meeting or any other general meeting held before the next accounts meeting.

(3)Subsection (2) does not apply in relation to a quoted company before the first meeting in relation to which it gives notice under subsection (1).

(4)A notice given under subsection (2) is to be treated as given under subsection (1) for the purpose of determining the period within which the next notice under subsection (1) must be given.

(5)Notice of the intention to move a resolution to which this section applies must be given, prior to the meeting in question, to the members of the company entitled to be sent notice of the meeting.

(6) Subsections (2) to (4) of section 439 apply for the purposes of a resolution to which this section applies as they apply for the purposes of a resolution to which section 439 applies, with the modification that, for the purposes of a resolution relating to a general meeting other than an accounts meeting, subsection (3) applies as if for “accounts meeting” there were substituted “ general meeting ” .

(7)For the purposes of this section, the relevant directors' remuneration policy is—

(a)in a case where notice is given in relation to an accounts meeting, the remuneration policy contained in the directors' remuneration report in respect of which a resolution under section 439 is required to be put to the vote at that accounts meeting;

(b)in a case where notice is given in relation to a general meeting other than an accounts meeting—

(i)the remuneration policy contained in the directors' remuneration report in respect of which such a resolution was required to be put to the vote at the last accounts meeting to be held before that other general meeting, or

(ii)where that policy has been revised in accordance with section 422A, the policy as so revised.

(8)In this section—

(a)accounts meeting ” means a general meeting of the company before which the company's annual accounts for a financial year are to be laid;

(b)“directors' remuneration policy” means the policy of the company with respect to the matters mentioned in section 421(2A).]

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440Quoted companies: offences in connection with procedure for approvalE+W+S+N.I.

(1)In the event of default in complying with section 439(1)[F3or 439A(1) or (2)] (notice to be given of resolution for approval of directors' remuneration report[F4or policy]), an offence is committed by every officer of the company who is in default.

(2)If the resolution is not put to the vote of [F5the meeting to which it relates], an offence is committed by each existing director.

(3)It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under subsection (2) to prove that he took all reasonable steps for securing that the resolution was put to the vote of the meeting.

(4)A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(5)In this section—

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C6Ss. 418-469 applied (with modifications) (1.10.2009) by The Unregistered Companies Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2436), regs. 3-5, Sch. 1 para. 10 (with transitional provisions and savings in regs. 7, 9, Sch. 2) (and the said Sch. 1 para. 10 is amended (with application in accordance with reg. 1(3) of the amending S.I.) by The Unregistered Companies (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/1972), regs. 1(2), 2(2)(a))