(1) A company may only agree to a variation of a contract authorised under section 694 (authority for off-market purchase) if the variation is approved in advance in accordance with this section.
(2) The terms of the variation must be authorised by a . . . resolution of the company before it is agreed to.
(3) That authority may be varied, revoked or from time to time renewed by a . . . resolution of the company.
(4) In the case of a public company a resolution conferring, varying or renewing authority must specify a date on which the
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