| Commentary

73 Ordinary resolutions

| Commentary

73 Ordinary resolutions

An ordinary resolution of a company’s shareholders is a resolution that is passed by a simple majority of those shareholders1. What constitutes a simple majority depends on the circumstances. If the resolution is being proposed as a written resolution, it must be passed by shareholders representing a simple majority of the total voting rights of eligible members2. Where the resolution is passed at a general meeting, it depends upon whether the shareholders are voting on a show of hands or on a poll3. On a show of hands, a resolution is

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