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170Shares or securities with limited rightsU.K.
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(1)This section applies if, at the relevant time, one or more of the participating equity holders holds, as such, shares or securities with distribution rights that are limited (wholly or partly) by reference to a specified amount or amounts.

(2)Determine what company A's proportion would be if all those distribution rights were waived so far as they are so limited.

The result is referred to as “the alternative proportion”.

(3)If the alternative proportion is less than what company A's proportion would be ignoring this section, then company A's proportion is taken to be the alternative proportion.

(4)Subsection (3) is subject to sections 175, 176, 178 and 180.

(5)For the purposes of subsection (1) a limitation on a right may operate—

(a)by specifying the capital or amount of profits by reference to which a distribution is calculated, or

(b)in any other way.

(6)But in a case to which section 180 applies (see section 179), limitations that are covered by Case 1 in section 179 are ignored for the purposes of subsection (1).

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