Shareholders & Shareholders' meetings (M3 S8 - CoSec Cert)
It often falls to the Company Secretary to deal with practical and company law issues in relation to Shareholders to act as an intermediary between the Board and the Shareholders, as well as to coordinate the Shareholders’ decision making process. The Shareholders' meeting is a key corporate body in every company. The Shareholders are notably responsible for deciding on general strategy, amendments of articles of association, appointment and removal of Board members, approval of annual accounts, or dissolution of a company. Therefore, ensuring that all Shareholders’ decisions are taken in compliance with the applicable legislation is one of the Company Secretary’s major roles.
Rules applicable to shareholders
Voting rights attached to a share
Holding and convening a meeting
Quorum and majority requirements
Case study: Preparing and holding an annual general meeting
Transfer of shares
Redemption and repurchase of shares
Pledge over shares
Recording a pledge in the shares’ register
Rights attached to the pledged shares
Case study: Holding a share register
Different types of equity instruments
Case study: Making distribution over shares
Benefits of the program
On successful completion of this module, participants will be able to:
Identify different shareholders’ rights;
Prepare and hold a shareholders’ meeting;
Create and update a share register; and,
Document a distribution and a transfer of shares.
Board support personnel, such as current and aspiring Company Secretaries as well as Corporate Officers, including Law Professionals, who support and advise the Board of Directors and Managers, and willing to increase their understanding of corporate governance concepts.