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Guaranteed Rights for All Shareholders – Campaign Launch Meeting

On the 14th October 2014 ShareSoc is launching a campaign to give full rights to ALL shareholders.

At present most private investors purchase shares in nominee accounts. With a very few exceptions this means that they have no automatic rights to vote, to attend General Meetings of companies or even receive information on the affairs of the company. Investors in public companies have been disenfranchised and their rights undermined.

The meeting on the 14th October 2014 will explain how and why this situation has come to pass and present our conclusions on how it should be rectified. We see this as the first step in getting some real changes in this area.

Speakers at the meeting will include Stan Grierson and Roger Lawson from ShareSoc, Peter Swabey from ICSA, John Lee (Lord Lee of Trafford, a well known FT writer and private investor), John Kay (author of the Kay Review and FT writer), and Michael Kempe from Capita representing the ICSA Registrars Group.

For more information and to register your attendance at the meeting, click on this link: www.sharesoc.org/campaigns/shareholder-rights-campaign/

Roger Lawson

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