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Article 3 - Shareholders and Meetings

 

 

3.1 Shareholders' right to information

 

Every person who has a beneficial interest in any of the Company's securities has the rights to access information set out in section 26 (1).

 

3.2 Shareholders' authority to act

 

(1) If, at any time, there is only one shareholder of the company, the authority of that shareholder to act without notice or compliance with any other internal formalities, as set out in section 57 (2), is not limited or restricted by this Memorandum of Incorporation.

 

(2) If, at any time, every shareholder of the Company is also a director of the Company, as contemplated in section 57 (4), the authority of the shareholders to act without notice or compliance with any other internal formalities, as set out in that section is not limited or restricted by this Memorandum of Incorporation.

 

3.3 Shareholder representation by proxies

 

(1) This Memorandum of incorporation does not limit, restrict or vary the right of a shareholder of the Company—
(a) to appoint 2 or more persons concurrently as proxies, as set out in section 58 (3)(a); or
(b) to delegate the proxy's powers to another person, as set out in section 58 (3)(b).

 

(2) The requirement that a shareholder must deliver to the Company a copy of the instrument appointing a proxy before that proxy may exercise the shareholder's rights at a shareholders meeting, as set out in section 58 (3)(c) is not varied by this Memorandum of Incorporation.

 

(3) The authority of a shareholder's proxy to decide without direction from the shareholder whether to exercise, or abstain from exercising, any voting right of the shareholder, as set out in section 58 (7) is not limited or restricted by this Memorandum of Incorporation.

 

3.4 Record date for exercise of shareholder rights

 

If, at any time, the Company's Board of Directors fails to determine a record date, as contemplated in section 59, the record date for the relevant matter is as determined in accordance with section 59 (3).

 

3.5 Shareholders meetings

 

(1) The Company is not required to hold any shareholders meetings other than those specifically required by the Companies Act, 2008.

 

(2) The right of shareholders to requisition a meeting, as set out in section 61 (3), may be exercised by the holders of at least 10% of the voting rights entitled to be exercised in relation to the matter to be considered at the meeting.

 

(3) The authority of the Company's Board of Directors to determine the location of any shareholders meeting, and the authority of the Company to hold any such meeting in the Republic or in any foreign country, as set out in section 61 (9) is not limited or restricted by this Memorandum of Incorporation.

 

(4) The minimum number of days for the Company to deliver a notice of a shareholders meeting to the shareholders, is as provided for in section 62 (1).

 

(5) The authority of the Company to conduct a meeting entirely by electronic communication, or to provide for participation in a meeting by electronic communication, as set out in section 63 is not limited or restricted by this Memorandum of Incorporation.

 

(6) The quorum requirement for a shareholders meeting to begin, or for a matter to be considered is as set out in section 64 (1) without variation.

 

(7) The time periods allowed in section 64 (4) and (5) apply to the Company without variation.

 

(8) The authority of a meeting to continue to consider a matter, as set out in section 64 (9) is not limited or restricted by this Memorandum of Incorporation.

 

(9) The maximum period allowable for an adjournment of a shareholders meeting is as set out in section 64 (13), without variation.

 

3.6 Shareholders resolutions

 

(1) For an ordinary resolution to be adopted at a shareholders meeting, it must be supported by the holders of at least 50% of the voting rights exercised on the resolution, as provided in section 65 (7).

 

(2) For a special resolution to be adopted at a shareholders meeting, it must be supported by the holders of at least 75% of the voting rights exercised on the resolution, as provided in section 65 (9).

 

(3) A special resolution adopted at a shareholders meeting is not required for a matter to be determined by the Company, except those matters set out in section 65 (11), or elsewhere in the Act.