Written Resolution – Declaration of Dividend
This template written resolution is the written resolution that must be sent to the shareholders so that they can declare a final dividend following its recommendation by the directors at a board meeting.
Note that a resolution is only required for the declaration of a final dividend where a company’s articles (usually if the company has private company model articles) requires it. Directors are able to recommend and declare interim dividends.
This is an alternative to the resolution being passed at general meeting.
The circulation date will usually be the date of the board meeting approving the circulation of the written resolution but it can be a later date. The lapse date will be the last day of the 28 day period beginning with the circulation date unless the company’s articles specify a different period.
This Written Resolution is in open format. The requisite details should be inserted into the highlighted fields or the wording can be adjusted to suit your purposes. Wording in square brackets is optional. If it is required, then the brackets should be deleted and the wording within them retained. If the wording is not required, then it can be deleted.
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