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Companies Act 2006

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153Exercise of rights where shares held on behalf of others: members' requests

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(1)This section applies for the purposes of—

(a)section 314 (power to require circulation of statement),

(b)section 338 (public companies: power to require circulation of resolution for AGM),

(c)section 342 (power to require independent report on poll), and

(d)section 527 (power to require website publication of audit concerns).

(2)A company is required to act under any of those sections if it receives a request in relation to which the following conditions are met—

(a)it is made by at least 100 persons;

(b)it is authenticated by all the persons making it;

(c)in the case of any of those persons who is not a member of the company, it is accompanied by a statement—

(i)of the full name and address of a person (“the member”) who is a member of the company and holds shares on behalf of that person,

(ii)that the member is holding those shares on behalf of that person in the course of a business,

(iii)of the number of shares in the company that the member holds on behalf of that person,

(iv)of the total amount paid up on those shares,

(v)that those shares are not held on behalf of anyone else or, if they are, that the other person or persons are not among the other persons making the request,

(vi)that some or all of those shares confer voting rights that are relevant for the purposes of making a request under the section in question, and

(vii)that the person has the right to instruct the member how to exercise those rights;

(d)in the case of any of those persons who is a member of the company, it is accompanied by a statement—

(i)that he holds shares otherwise than on behalf of another person, or

(ii)that he holds shares on behalf of one or more other persons but those persons are not among the other persons making the request;

(e)it is accompanied by such evidence as the company may reasonably require of the matters mentioned in paragraph (c) and (d);

(f)the total amount of the sums paid up on—

(i)shares held as mentioned in paragraph (c), and

(ii)shares held as mentioned in paragraph (d),

divided by the number of persons making the request, is not less than £100;

(g)the request complies with any other requirements of the section in question as to contents, timing and otherwise.

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