ACT 125
COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973)
PART V - MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
DIVISION 2 - DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

 
Section 129. Age limit for directors.
 
Section 129. Age limit for directors. (COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973) - ACT 125) (1) Subject to this section but notwithstanding anything in the memorandum or articles of the company no person of or over the age of seventy years shall be appointed or act as a director of a public company or of a subsidiary of a public company.

(2) The office of a director of a public company or of a subsidiary of a public company shall become vacant at the conclusion of the annual general meeting commencing next after he attains the age of seventy years or if he has attained the age of seventy years before the commencement of this Act at the conclusion of the annual general meeting commencing next after the commencement of this Act.

(3) Any act done by a person as director shall be valid notwithstanding that it is afterwards discovered that there was a defect in his appointment or that his appointment had terminated by virtue of subsection (2).

(4) Where the office of a director has become vacant by virtue of subsection (2) no provision for the automatic reappointment of retiring directors in default of another appointment shall apply in relation to that director.

(5) If any such vacancy has not been filled at the meeting at which the office became vacant the office may be filled as a casual vacancy.

(6) Notwithstanding anything in this section a person of or over the age of seventy years may by a resolution of which no shorter notice than that required to be given to the members of the company of an annual general meeting has been duly given, passed by a majority of not less than three-fourths of such members of the company as being entitled so to do vote in person or, where proxies are allowed, by proxy, at a general meeting of that company, be appointed or reappointed as a director of that company to hold office until the next annual general meeting of the company or be authorized to continue in office as a director until the next annual general meeting of the company.

(7) The provisions of section 147 relating to the demanding of a poll and the holding of a poll shall apply to a resolution under this section.

(8) Nothing in this section shall limit or affect the operation of any provision of the memorandum or articles of a company preventing any person from being appointed a director or requiring any director to vacate his office at any age less than seventy years.

(9) The provisions of the articles of a company relating to the rotation and retirement of directors shall not apply to a director who is appointed or reappointed pursuant to this section but such provisions of the articles shall continue to apply to all other directors of the company.