ACT 125
COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973)
PART V - MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
DIVISION 3 - MEETINGS AND PROCEEDINGS

 
Section 152. Special resolutions.
 
Section 152. Special resolutions. (COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973) - ACT 125) (1) A resolution shall be a special resolution when it has been passed by a majority of not less than three-fourths of such members as being entitled so to do vote in person or, where proxies are allowed, by proxy, at a general meeting of which not less than twenty-one days' notice specifying the intention to propose the resolution as a special resolution has been duly given.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), if it is so agreed by a majority in number of the members having the right to attend and vote at the meeting, being a majority which together holds not less than ninety-five per centum in nominal value of the shares giving that right or, in the case of a company not having a share capital, together represents not less than ninety-five per centum of the total voting rights that could be exercised at that meeting, a resolution may be proposed and passed as a special resolution at a meeting of which less than twenty-one days' notice has been given.

(3) At any meeting at which a special resolution is submitted a declaration of the chairman that the resolution is carried shall unless a poll is demanded be conclusive evidence of the fact without proof of the number or proportion of the votes recorded in favour of or against the resolution.

(4) At any meeting at which a special resolution is submitted a poll shall be deemed to be effectively demanded if demanded—

    (a) by such number of members for the time being entitled under the articles to vote at the meeting as is specified in the articles, but it shall not in any case be necessary for more than five members to make the demand;

    (b) if no such provision is made by the articles, by three members so entitled, or by one member or two members so entitled, if that member holds or those two members together hold not less than ten per centum of the paidup share capital of the company or if that member represents or those two members together represent not less than one-tenth of the total voting rights of all the members having a right to vote at the meeting.

(5) In computing the majority on a poll demanded on the question that a special resolution be passed reference shall be had to the number of votes cast for and against the resolution and to the number of votes to which each member is entitled by this Act or the articles of the company.

(6) For the purposes of this section notice of a meeting shall be deemed to be duly given and the meeting shall be deemed to be duly held when the notice is given and the meeting held in manner provided by this Act or by the articles.

Transitory provisions

(7) Any extraordinary resolution, duly and appropriately passed before the commencement of this Act, shall for the purposes of this Act be treated as a special resolution.

(8) Where in the case of a company incorporated before the commencement of this Act any matter is required or permitted to be done by extraordinary resolution that matter may be done by special resolution.