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Insurance Companies Act

Version of section 780 from 2006-11-28 to 2024-06-19:

Marginal note:Requisitioned meeting

  •  (1) Shareholders who together hold not less than 5 per cent of the issued and outstanding shares of an insurance holding company that carry the right to vote at a meeting sought to be held may requisition the directors to call a meeting of shareholders for the purposes stated in the requisition.

  • Marginal note:Form

    (2) A requisition referred to in subsection (1)

    • (a) must state the business to be transacted at the meeting and must be sent to each director and to the head office of the insurance holding company; and

    • (b) may consist of several documents of like form, each signed by one or more shareholders.

  • Marginal note:Directors calling meeting

    (3) On receipt of a requisition referred to in subsection (1), the directors shall call a meeting of shareholders to transact the business stated in the requisition, unless

    • (a) a record date has been fixed under paragraph 766(1)(c) and notice of it has been given under subsection 766(3);

    • (b) the directors have called a meeting of shareholders and have given notice thereof under section 767; or

    • (c) the business of the meeting as stated in the requisition includes matters described in paragraphs 770(5)(b) to (e).

  • Marginal note:Shareholders’ power

    (4) If the directors do not call a meeting within twenty-one days after receiving a requisition referred to in subsection (1), any shareholder who signed the requisition may call the meeting.

  • Marginal note:Procedure

    (5) A meeting called under this section shall be called as nearly as possible in the manner in which meetings are to be called pursuant to the by-laws and this Part.

  • Marginal note:Reimbursement

    (6) Unless the shareholders otherwise resolve at a meeting called under subsection (4), the insurance holding company shall reimburse the shareholders for any expenses reasonably incurred by them in requisitioning, calling and holding the meeting.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 465
  • 2005, c. 54, s. 320

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