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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 7

XI.—Procedure at General Meetings

XI.—Procedure at General Meetings

69. At every General Meeting the Chairman of

Chairmanship at General Meeting.

the Board, and in his absence the Deputy-Chairman, and in their absence a Director to be chosen by the Directors present, and in the absence of all the Directors a Shareholder elected by the Shareholders present, shall take the chair.
70. At every Ordinary Meeting at which any

Director to remain in office till dissolution of meeting at which he retires.

Director is to retire from office, he shall remain in office until the dissolution of the meeting, when he shall retire from office.
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General Meeting (first business of).

71. The first business at every General Meeting, after the chair is taken, shall be the reading of the minutes of the then last General Meeting, and if the minutes do not appear to the meeting to have been signed according to the Statutes or these presents, they shall, on being found or made correct, be signed by the Chairman of the meeting at which they are read.

How questions at, to be decided.

72. Except where otherwise provided by the Statutes or these presents, every question to be decided by any General Meeting shall be decided by a simple majority of votes, and shall be decided by a show of hands, unless immediately on the declaration by the Chairman of the meeting of the result of the show of hands a poll shall be demanded by a written requisition, signed by at least five Shareholders holding together at least 500 shares, and delivered to the Chairman or Secretary.

Poll to be taken.

73. Every poll shall be taken in such manner, at such place, and at such time, either immediately or within seven days after the General Meeting at which the resolution shall have been put, as the Chairman of the meeting shall direct, and the result of the poll shall be deemed the resolution of the said meeting.

Resolution (evidence of carriage of).

74. A declaration by the Chairman that a resolution is carried, and an entry to that effect in the minutes of the proceedings of the meeting shall be conclusive evidence of the fact so declared, without proof of the number or proportion of the votes given for or against the resolution.