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Written Resolution for Share Premium Account Reduction or Cancellation

Written Resolution – Share Premium Reduction


The Share Premium Account Reduction – Guidance Notes should be read in advance of this document.

This Written Resolution – Share Premium Reduction is for use by a company where it wishes to pass a special resolution to authorise a reduction of its share premium account using the solvency statement route open to private companies.

The Companies Act 2006 allows a reduction or cancellation in the amount of a company’s share premium account by passing a special resolution supported by a solvency statement made by the directors. Section 610(4) of the Companies Act 2006, allows a private company to use the same process as a private company uses to reduce its share capital.

This document is the written resolution which can be circulated to the shareholders of the company so that they can indicate their agreement to the special resolution. If the special resolution is to be passed at a general meeting of the shareholders, the document “Minutes - Share Premium Reduction” should be substituted for this Written Resolution – Share Premium Reduction.

Companies must keep copies of all special resolutions passed at the registered office for inspection by members.

This document is in open format. The document contains fields which must be completed. It also contains wording options in square brackets which must be adjusted to suit your purposes.

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