Model articles—public company

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  • Model articles—public company

Model articles—public company

Index to the articles

Part 1

Interpretation and limitation of liability

    1. 1

      Defined terms

    1. 2

      Liability of members

    Part 2

    Directors

    Directors' powers and responsibilities

    1. 3

      Directors' general authority

    1. 4

      Members' reserve power

    1. 5

      Directors may delegate

    1. 6

      Committees

    Decision-making by directors

    1. 7

      Directors to take decisions collectively

    1. 8

      Calling a directors' meeting

    1. 9

      Participation in directors' meetings

    1. 10

      Quorum for directors' meetings

    1. 11

      Meetings where total number of directors less than quorum

    1. 12

      Chairing directors' meetings

    1. 13

      Voting at directors' meetings: general rules

    1. 14

      Chairman's casting vote at directors' meetings

    1. 15

      Alternates voting at directors' meetings

    1. 16

      Conflicts of interest

    1. 17

      Proposing directors' written resolutions

    1. 18

      Adoption of directors' written resolutions

    1. 19

      Directors' discretion to make further rules

    Appointment of directors

    1. 20

      Methods of appointing directors

    1. 21

      Retirement of directors by rotation

    1. 22

      Termination of director's appointment

    1. 23

      Directors' remuneration

    1. 24

      Directors' expenses

    Alternate directors

    1. 25

      Appointment and removal of alternates

    1. 26

      Rights and responsibilities of alternate directors

    1. 27

      Termination of alternate directorship

    Part 3

    Decision-making by members

    Organisation of general meetings

    1. 28

      Members can call general meeting if not enough directors

    1. 29

      Attendance and speaking at general meetings

    1. 30

      Quorum for general meetings

    1. 31

      Chairing general meetings

    1. 32

      Attendance and speaking by directors and non-members

    1. 33

      Adjournment

    Voting at general meetings

    1. 34

      Voting: general

    1. 35

      Errors and disputes

    1. 36

      Demanding a poll

    1. 37

      Procedure on a poll

    1. 38

      Content of proxy notices

    1. 39

      Delivery of proxy notices

    1. 40

      Amendments to resolutions

    Restrictions on members' rights

    1. 41

      No voting of shares on which money owed to company

    Application of rules to class meetings

    1. 42

      Class meetings

    Part 4

    Shares and distributions

    Issue of shares

    1. 43

      Powers to issue different classes of

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