143. Exercise of rights where shares held on behalf of others: members' requests

(1) This section applies for the purposes of—
(a) section 331 (members' power to require circulation of statements), and
(b) section 357 (public companies: power to require circulation of resolution for AGMs).
(2) A company is required to act under any of those sections if it receives a request in relation to which the following conditions are met—
(a) it is made by at least 100 persons,
(b) it is authenticated by all the persons making it,
(c) in the case of any of those persons who is not a member of the company, it is accompanied by a statement—
(i) of the full name and address of a person ("the member") who is a member of the company and holds shares on behalf of that person,
(ii) that the member is holding those shares on behalf of that person in the course of a business,
(iii) of the number of shares in the company that the member holds on behalf of that person,
(iv) of the total amount paid up on those shares,
(v) that those shares are not held on behalf of anyone else or, if they are, that the other person or persons are not among the other persons making the request,
(vi) that some or all of those shares confer voting rights that are relevant for the purposes of making a request under the section in question, and
(vii) that the person has the right to instruct the member how to exercise those rights,
(d) in the case of any of those persons who is a member of the company, it is accompanied by a statement—
(i) that he holds shares otherwise than on behalf of another person, or
(ii) that he holds shares on behalf of one or more other persons but those persons are not among the other persons making the request,
(e) it is accompanied by such evidence as the company may reasonably require of the matters mentioned in subsection (c) and (d),
(f) the total amount of the sums paid up on—
(i) shares held as mentioned in subsection (c), and
(ii) shares held as mentioned in subsection (d),
divided by the number of persons making the request, is not less than 100 US dollars,
(g) the request complies with any other requirements of the section in question as to contents, timing and otherwise.