Share allotment resources

Shareholder's application letter for new shares

Application for new shares

A template letter from a shareholder to the company applying for new shares.

Partially pre-populated letters are usually sent out by the company as part of the share allotment process.

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Directors' resolution to issue shares

Board resolution to issue shares

The directors will consider applications received from shares at a board meeting and must resolve to issue new shares.

This template resolution can be amended and inserted into the minutes of your board meeting.

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Notification of allotment of shares

Notification of allotment letter

Once shares have been issued, the company should notify the allottees promptly.

This template letter can be adapted and sent to each shareholder who has been issued shares. It acts as formal notification of the allotment.

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Shareholders' resolution to remove authorised share capital restriction

Shareholders' resolution to remove authorised share capital restriction

A resolution is required to issue shares if the allotment would breach an authorised share capital restriction in the company's constitution.

This simple resolution can be easily adapted and used to remove this restriction on share issue.

Invitation to an existing shareholder to apply for shares

Invitation to apply for shares

When pre-emption rights exist over shares, new shares must first be offered to existing shareholders.

This template letter to a shareholder explains what they must do to apply for shares. It can be adapted to enable the company to meet the pre-emption requirements.

Shareholders' resolution to waive pre-emption rights

Shareholders' resolution to waive pre-emption requirements

If existing shareholders are not interested in new shares to be issued but pre-emption rights exist, they can choose to waive the rights by a special resolution.

This template resolution can be adapted to allow shareholders to waive their rights to the new shares being issued.

Board minutes to allot shares where a new class is created

New share class board minutes

An example board minute to allot shares where a new share class has been created and the articles altered.

You'll need to amend this minute to the circumstances of your own company. As well as changing the company details, parts of this minute may not be appropriate and you may need to include other details.

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Written shareholders resolution to create new share class and allot shares

Written special resolution to create new share class and allot shares

A template written special resolution, which you can amend, by which a company's shareholders, acting unanimously, can resolve to amend the company's articles upon creation of a new share class and then issue shares in the new share class.

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Inform Direct is the perfect resource for allotting shares. It sends the required forms to Companies House and produces share certificates for the new shareholders. It also maintains a register of members and allotments.


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