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54.—(1) Subject to the articles and the terms on which shares are allotted, the directors may send a notice (a “call notice”) to a member requiring the member to pay the company a specified sum of money (a “call”) which is payable in respect of shares which that member holds at the date when the directors decide to send the call notice.
(2) A call notice—
(a)may not require a member to pay a call which exceeds the total sum unpaid on that member’s shares (whether as to the share’s nominal value or any amount payable to the company by way of premium);
(b)must state when and how any call to which it relates it is to be paid; and
(c)may permit or require the call to be paid by instalments.
(3) A member must comply with the requirements of a call notice, but no member is obliged to pay any call before 14 days have passed since the notice was sent.
(4) Before the company has received any call due under a call notice the directors may—
(a)revoke it wholly or in part, or
(b)specify a later time for payment than is specified in the notice,
by a further notice in writing to the member in respect of whose shares the call is made.
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