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(iv) a director;
(v) a member; or
(vi) a shareholder, unless the shares of the company are listed on a
recognised stock exchange and the Director holds less than 1% of the issued capital.
7. The liability of the members of the Company is limited.
8. Every Member of the Company undertakes to contribute such amount as may be required (not exceeding £10) to the Company’s assets if it should be wound up while he or she is a Member or within one year after he or she ceases to be a Member, for payment of the Company’s debts and liabilities before he or she ceases to be a Member, and of the costs, charges and expenses of winding up, and for the adjustment of the rights of the contributories among themselves.
9. If the Company is wound up or dissolved and after all its debts and liabilities (including any under section 2 of the Academies Act 2010) have been satisfied there remains any property it shall not be paid to or distributed among the Members of the Company, but shall be given or transferred to some other charity or charities having objects similar to the Object which prohibits the distribution of its or their income and property to an extent at least as great as is imposed on the Company by Article 6 above, chosen by the Members of the Company at or before the time of dissolution and if that cannot be done then to some other charitable object.
10. No alteration or addition shall be made to or in the provisions of the Memorandum and/ or Articles without the written consent of the Diocese of Chichester Education Trust. .3
11. No alteration or addition shall be made to or in the provisions of the Articles which would have the effect (a) that the Company would cease to be a company to which section 60 of the Companies Act 2006 applies; or (b) that the Company would cease to be a charity.
12. The Members of the Company shall comprise:
3 The requirement for the consent of the Trustees and the Diocesan Board of Education (whether they are members or otherwise) corresponds to the requirement for maintained schools that the consent of these bodies be obtained prior to a change to the Instrument of Government under the Schools Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2007.
4 The DfE's preference is for employees of the Company not to be Members. 23 August 2013 v5
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