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10 June 2019
Issue: 4699 / Categories: Forum & Feedback
Attendance of directors at meetings to agree dividends.

We have a client who pays regular interim dividends on a monthly basis. This requires the holding of directors’ and shareholders’ meetings to agree and minute this activity.

The issue is that at any one time the various directors and shareholders cannot attend such meetings in person.

We believe directors’ meetings can be held by facetime or video but how should the minutes indicate the location of the meeting? Is it sufficient for the purposes of the minutes that if only some of the directors and shareholders are present the others can be stated as joining in by video with the address where they participated?

We have been unable to find anything to confirm whether our thinking is correct and should be grateful for any assistance from Taxation readers on this matter.

Query 19 372– Pernickety.

Reply by ANA

The model articles allow attendance by phone or videoconference.

Pernickety should refer to the company’s...

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