General Meeting Notice

Notice of General Meeting

CO.CA.GM.05
This Notice – General Meeting is to be used when the Directors have convened a General Meeting. The notice should specify the date, time and place of meeting and a general indication of business to be dealt with. It should also state that the meeting is a General Meeting.

Table A provides that only directors can call a General Meeting unless there are too few directors in the UK to make up a quorum - then any member can call one. Under the Companies Act 2006 and the Model Articles, a General Meeting can only be called by the directors. In both cases, directors must call a General Meeting if requisitioned by the holders of 10% of the paid up capital of the company (or 5% if it has been over 12 months since the last General Meeting).

14 days’ notice must be provided for a General Meeting (assuming the company's articles do not provide for longer) - unless all members agree a shorter notice period.

If the meeting is being convened to pass a special or extraordinary resolution, or a resolution for which special notice is required, these resolutions must be set out in full in the notice.

Notice will be invalid unless it contains enough detail to allow a reasonable shareholder to judge whether he needs to attend the meeting.

Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused options should be removed from the document.

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