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Contents

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Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II ADMINISTRATION OF THIS ACT

Part III CONSTITUTION OF COMPANIES

Division 1 — Incorporation

Division 2 — Powers

Part IV SHARES, DEBENTURES AND CHARGES

Division 1 — Prospectuses

Division 2 — Restrictions on allotment and commencement of business

Division 3 — Shares

Division 3A — Reduction of share capital

Division 4 — Substantial shareholdings

Division 5 — Debentures

Division 5A — Exemptions from Divisions 1 and 5 in relation to Prospectus Requirements

Division 6 — Interests other than shares, debentures, etc.

Division 7 — Title and transfers

Division 7A — The Central Depository System — a book-entry or scripless system for the transfer of securities

Division 8 — Registration of charges

Part V MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

Division 1 — Office and name

Division 2 — Directors and officers

Division 3 — Meetings and proceedings

Division 4 — Register of members

Division 5 — Annual return

Part VI ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT

Division 1 — Accounts

Division 2 — Audit

Part VII ARRANGEMENTS, RECONSTRUCTIONS AND AMALGAMATIONS

Part VIII RECEIVERS AND MANAGERS

Part VIIIA JUDICIAL MANAGEMENT

Part IX INVESTIGATIONS

Part X WINDING UP

Division 1 — Preliminary

Division 2 — Winding up by Court

Subdivision (1) — General

Subdivision (2) — Liquidators

Subdivision (3) — Committees of inspection

Subdivision (4) — General powers of Court

Division 3 — Voluntary winding up

Subdivision (1) — Introductory

Subdivision (2) — Provisions applicable only to members’ voluntary winding up

Subdivision (3) — Provisions applicable only to creditors’ voluntary winding up

Subdivision (4) — Provisions applicable to every voluntary winding up

Division 4 — Provisions applicable to every mode of winding up

Subdivision (1) — General

Subdivision (2) — Proof and ranking of claims

Subdivision (3) — Effect on other transactions

Subdivision (4) — Offences

Subdivision (5) — Dissolution

Division 5 — Winding up of unregistered companies

Part XI VARIOUS TYPES OF COMPANIES, ETC

Division 1 — Investment companies

Division 2 — Foreign companies

Part XII GENERAL

Division 1 — Enforcement of this Act

Division 2 — Offences

Division 3 — Miscellaneous

FIRST SCHEDULE Repealed Written Laws

SECOND SCHEDULE Fees to be Paid to the Registrar

THIRD SCHEDULE Repealed

FOURTH SCHEDULE Table A Regulations for Management of A Company Limited by Shares

FIFTH SCHEDULE

SIXTH SCHEDULE Statement in Lieu of Prospectus

SEVENTH SCHEDULE Statement Required Pursuant to Division 6 of Part Iv

EIGHTH SCHEDULE Annual Return of A Company Having A Share Capital

NINTH SCHEDULE Accounts and Consolidated Accounts

TENTH  SCHEDULE Take-over Offers

ELEVENTH  SCHEDULE Powers of Judicial Manager

Legislative Source Key

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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387B.
—(1)  Where any accounts, balance-sheet, report or other document is required or permitted to be given, sent or served under this Act or under the memorandum or articles of a company by the company or the directors of the company to —
(a)
a member of the company; or
(b)
an officer or auditor of the company,
that document may be given, sent or served using electronic communications to the current address of that person.
[5/2004]
(2)  For the purposes of this section, a document shall also be treated as given or sent to, or served on a person where —
(a)
the company and that person have agreed in writing to his having access to documents on a website (instead of their being sent to him);
(b)
the document is a document to which that agreement applies;
(c)
the document is published on the website such that it is or can be made legible; and
(d)
that person is notified, in a manner for the time being agreed for that purpose between him and the company, of —
(i)
the publication of the document on that website;
(ii)
the address of that website; and
(iii)
the place on that website where the document may be accessed, and how it may be accessed.
[5/2004]
(3)  Where any provision of this Act or of the memorandum or articles of the company requires any document to be given or sent to, or served on a person not less than a specified number of days before a meeting, that document, if treated in accordance with subsection (2) as given or sent to, or served on any person, shall be treated as given or sent to, or served on the person not less than the specified number of days before the date of a meeting if, and only if —
(a)
the document is published on and remains accessible to that person from the website throughout a period beginning before the specified number of days before the date of the meeting and ending with the conclusion of the meeting; and
(b)
the notification given for the purposes of subsection (2)(d) is given not less than the specified number of days before the date of the meeting.
[5/2004]
(4)  Nothing in subsection (3) shall invalidate the proceedings of a meeting where —
(a)
any document that is required to be published and remain accessible as mentioned in paragraph (a) of that subsection is published and remains accessible for a part, but not all, of the period mentioned in that paragraph; and
(b)
the failure to publish and make accessible that document throughout that period is wholly attributable to circumstances which it would not be reasonable to have expected the company to prevent or avoid.
[5/2004]
(5)  A company may, notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in its articles, take advantage of subsection (1), (2), (3) or (4).
[5/2004]
[UK, 1985, s. 238]