NEWS | Brief Report from AGM
07th December 2018 by Jamie Griffiths -
The Annual General Meeting of Hereford FC was held in the Montgomery Waters Executive Club at Edgar Street on Thursday evening.
Fourteen shareholders were in attendance, along with six of the current Board of Directors, as well as representatives from HUST.
The meeting was opened by Hereford FC Chairman Ken Kinnersley who gave his annual report which was welcomed by those shareholders present.
MINUTES AND ACCOUNTS
The minutes from the previous AGM and the annual accounts were both signed off.
The evening then moved onto the five resolutions that were put forward by the Hereford United Supporters Trust. HUST Chairman Richard Tomkins gave a brief presentation before the voting commenced.
The ordinary resolutions were voted on by a show of hands, whilst the Chairman required that the Special resolutions were subject to a poll. Several proxy votes were received in advance of the vote.
All special resolutions required 75% of the vote to be passed.
Solicitor Matt Hayes and Accountant Mark Bevan were on hand to independently verify all proxy votes and those votes cast during the meeting.
The resolution to increase the overall number of directors on the Hereford FC board from seven to eight received 40.5% of the vote, and therefore didn’t meet the required 75% to be passed.
The second resolution to increase HUST representation on the board from three to four failed by default due to the first resolution not being passed. It received 40.5% of the vote.
The third resolution, to ensure that at least one director appointed by ordinary shareholders, and one HUST-appointed director were present at a board meeting received 40.3% of the vote.
The fourth resolution, to increase the required number of votes from 50% to 75% in order to change the clubs name, or primary playing colours received 97.89% of the vote, and was therefore passed.
The fifth resolution, to ensure 75% of the vote would be needed for the club to relocate Edgar Street. This received 97.89% of the vote, and also passed.
A brief question and answer session then followed.