Shareholder meeting: proxy form
This form of proxy for shareholder meeting is for Limited companies.
What is a proxy?
A proxy is a person appointed by a shareholder to exercise all of the shareholder’s rights at a meeting of the company. These include rights to attend, speak and vote at the meeting.
What are the rights of shareholders to appoint a proxy?
Shareholders have a statutory under the Companies Act 2006 to appoint one or more proxies. If more than one proxy is appointed, the appointing shareholder must appoint each proxy to exercise the rights attached to different shares.
The Articles of Association may contain more extensive rights on members or proxies that are conferred by the Companies Act 2006.
Can a proxy decide how to vote?
A proxy must vote in accordance with any instructions given by the member.
How is a proxy appointed?
Each general meeting notice must contain a statement of the member’s rights to appoint one or more proxies.
The Articles of Association may specify what needs to be included in a proxy notice and also how and a deadline for the delivery of the proxy notice to the company prior to the general meeting.
About this proxy form
This form of proxy for shareholder meeting is a template proxy form for a general meeting of a private limited company.
The proxy form is for the appointment of a single proxy.
Document features: form of proxy for shareholder meeting
- optional appointment of either named proxy or chair of the meeting
- optional direction to proxy as to whether to vote for or against each resolution
- notes for completion and delivery of proxy form to the company
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