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353. Application To Class Meetings

(1) The provisions of this Chapter apply (with necessary modifications) in relation to a meeting of holders of a class of shares as they apply in relation to a general meeting.
This is subject to subsections (2) to (3).
(2) The following provisions of this Chapter do not apply in relation to a meeting of holders of a class of shares–
(a) sections 320 (members’ power to require directors to call general meeting) to 322 (power of members to call meeting at company’s expense), and
(b) section 323 (power of Court to order meeting).
(3) The following provisions (in addition to those mentioned in subsection (2)) do not apply in relation to a meeting in connection with the variation of rights attached to a class of shares (a “variation of class rights meeting”)–
(a) section 335 (quorum at meetings), and
(b) section 338 (right to demand a poll).
(4) The quorum for a variation of class rights meeting is–
(a) for a meeting other than an adjourned meeting, two persons present holding at least one-third in number of the issued shares of the class in question (excluding any shares of that class held as treasury shares),
(b) for an adjourned meeting, one person present holding shares of the class in question.
(5) For the purposes of subsection (4), where a person is present by proxy or proxies, he is treated as holding only the shares in respect of which those proxies are authorised to exercise voting rights.
(6) At a variation of class rights meeting, any holder of shares of the class in question present may demand a poll.
(7) For the purposes of this section–
(a) any amendment of a provision contained in a company’s articles for the variation of the rights attached to a class of shares, or the insertion of any such provision into the articles, is itself to be treated as a variation of those rights, and
(b) references to the variation of rights attached to a class of shares include references to their abrogation.