Clean Invest Africa Plc - Notice of AGM PR Newswire

4 September 2020

Clean Invest Africa plc

("Clean Invest Africa", the "Company" or the "Group")

Notice of AGM

The Company's Annual General Meeting ("AGM") will be held at 10.30am on 30 September 2020. In accordance with the provisions in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting will not be held in any particular place and shareholders will not be entitled to attend the meeting, therefore shareholders who wish to vote must submit a valid Form of Proxy to the Company’s Registrars, Neville Registrars Limited, Neville House, Steelpark Road, Halesowen B62 8HD. However, any shareholders who have questions they would like answered in advance of the meeting can send them to enquiry@coaltechenergy.com and they will be responded to promptly.

Shareholders can return their proxy forms by post, or by email to info@nevilleregistrars.co.uk (please include "Clean Invest Africa" and your full name in the subject line of the email) to arrive not later than two business days before the time appointed for holding the AGM.

The Notice of AGM is reproduced in full below. It will be dispatched, along with Forms of Proxy, to shareholders later today and will also be available on the website at www.cleaninvestafrica.com

The Directors of the Company accept responsibility for the contents of this announcement.

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Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 until the release of this announcement.

ENQUIRIES :

Clean Invest Africa plc

Filippo Fantechi  (Executive Director)  +973 3969 6273

Shaikh Mohamed Abdulla Khalifa AlKhalifa (Non-Executive Chairman) +973 3969 2299

Peterhouse Capital Limited   

Corporate Adviser +44 20 7469 0930

Guy Miller/Mark Anwyl

References to time in this document and the Notice of Annual General Meeting are to British Summer Time.

LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF CLEAN INVEST AFRICA PLC

4 September 2020

To Shareholders and, for information only, to Warrant Holders

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Dear Shareholder,

Introduction

As a result of the public safety measures introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic which were passed into law in England and Wales on 26 March 2020, and measures relating to the conduct of general meetings recently introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act, the Board is adopting a number of changes to the traditional running of the Annual General Meeting ("AGM").

The meeting will not be held in any particular place, and shareholders will not be entitled to attend the meeting. However, any shareholders who have questions they would like answered in advance of the meeting can send them to enquiry@coaltechenergy.comand they will be responded to promptly. 

The resolutions are explained below, and are set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting at the end of this document. 

General Meeting

Ordinary business at the AGM   

Resolution 1: Re-appointment of Director

The Board recommends the re-appointment of Paul Ryan in accordance with the Company's Articles of Association ("Articles") and, being eligible, he offers himself for re-appointment as a director.

 Resolution 2: Re-appointment of Director

The Board recommends the re-appointment of Noel Lyons in accordance with the Company's Articles of Association ("Articles") and, being eligible, he offers himself for re-appointment as a director.

Resolution 3: Re-appointment of Director

The Board recommends the re-appointment of Filippo Fantechi in accordance with the Company's Articles of Association ("Articles") and, being eligible, he offers himself for re-appointment as a director.

Resolution 4: Auditors' reappointment and remuneration

This resolution relating to the auditors' re-appointment and remuneration constitutes usual business for the AGM.

Special business at the AGM

Resolution 5: Section 551 authority

This is an ordinary resolution authorising the Directors to allot relevant securities (including warrant shares and option shares) up to an aggregate nominal amount of £5,000,000. Such authority, unless previously revoked or varied by the Company in a General Meeting, will expire at the commencement of the Company's next Annual General Meeting following this meeting or 30 September 2021, whichever is the earlier.

Resolution 6: Section 570 authority and dis-application of Section 561(1)

This is a special resolution authorising the Directors to issue equity securities (including warrant shares and option shares) wholly for cash on a non-pre-emptive basis pursuant to the authority conferred by resolution number 5 above. This will allow the Board to allot shares without recourse to the Company's shareholders so that it can move quickly from time to time as it deems appropriate.  Such authority, unless previously revoked or varied by the Company in a General Meeting, will expire at the commencement of the next Annual General Meeting following this meeting or 30 September 2021, whichever is the earlier. 

Action to be taken

Shareholders will find a form of proxy enclosed for use at the AGM.  In accordance with the provisions in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act the meeting will not be held in any particular place, therefore if you wish to cast your vote you are requested to complete and return the form of proxy in accordance with the instructions printed thereon as soon as possible.  To be valid, forms of proxy must be received by the Company's Registrars, Neville Registrars Limited, Neville House, Steelpark Road, Halesowen B62 8HD, not later than two business days before the time appointed for holding the Annual General Meeting.

Shareholders can return their proxy forms by email to info@nevilleregistrars.co.uk (please include "Clean Invest Africa" and your full name in the subject line of the email. You are entitled to appoint a proxy to vote instead of you. Your attention is drawn to the notes to the forms of proxy.

Form of Proxy

A Form of Proxy for use at the AGM is enclosed.  Please complete and sign the Form of Proxy and return it to the Company's Registrars at the address set out above, so as to arrive no later than 48 hours excluding non-business days before the time fixed for the AGM (being 10.30am on 30 September 2020).  In accordance with the provisions in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act the meeting will not be held in any particular place, therefore you will only be able to vote if you return a valid Form of Proxy as explained above.

Board Recommendation

The Board considers that each of the Resolutions to be proposed at the AGM are in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders as a whole and it unanimously recommends that shareholders vote in favour of each of them as the Board intend to do so in respect of the Ordinary Shares held by them.

Yours faithfully 

Shaikh Mohamed Abdulla Khalifa AlKhalifa

Non-Executive Chairman

CLEAN INVEST AFRICA PLC

Incorporated in England and Wales as a public limited company under number 10967142

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting (the "AGM") of the members of Clean Invest Africa plc ("the Company") will be held at 10.30am on 30 September 2020.  In accordance with the provisions in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act the meeting will not be held in any particular place.

The resolutions are set out below:

Ordinary Business

To consider and, if thought fit, to pass the following resolutions which shall be proposed as ordinary resolutions:

1.  To re-appoint Paul Ryan, as a Director of the Company, in accordance with the Company's Articles of Association ("Articles") and, being eligible, offers himself for re-appointment as a director.

2.  To re-appoint Noel Lyons, as a Director of the Company, in accordance with the Company's Articles of Association ("Articles") and, being eligible, offers himself for re-appointment as a director.

3.  To re-appoint Filippo Fantechi, as a Director of the Company, in accordance with the Company's Articles of Association ("Articles") and, being eligible, offers himself for re-appointment as a director.

4.         To re-appoint PKF Littlejohn LLP as auditors of the Company, to hold office until the commencement of the Company's next Annual General Meeting and to authorise the Directors to determine their remuneration.

Special Business

To consider and, if thought fit, to pass the following resolutions, of which resolution 5 will be proposed as an Ordinary Resolution and resolution 6 will be proposed as a Special Resolution:

5.  THAT, the Directors be and are hereby generally and unconditionally authorised for the purposes of Section 551 of the Companies Act 2006 (the "Act") to exercise all the powers of the Company to allot equity securities (as defined in Section 560 of the Act) up to an aggregate nominal amount of £5,000,000 to such persons and at such times and conditions as the Directors think proper, provided that such authority, unless previously revoked or varied by the Company in a General Meeting, shall expire at the commencement of the Annual General Meeting next held after the passing of this resolution or 30 September 2021 (whichever is the earlier to occur) save that the Company may pursuant to the authority make an offer or agreement or other arrangement before the expiry of the authority which would or might require relevant securities to be allotted after such expiry, and the Directors may allot relevant securities in pursuance of such an offer or agreement or other arrangement as if the power conferred hereby had not expired. This authority is in substitution for all previous authorities conferred upon the Directors pursuant to Section 551 of the Act, but without prejudice to the allotment of any relevant securities already made or to be made pursuant to such authorities.

6.  THAT (subject to and conditional upon the passing of Resolution 5 above), the Directors be and are hereby empowered pursuant to Section 570 of the Act to allot equity securities (within the meaning of Section 560 of the Act) wholly for cash pursuant to the general authority conferred by Resolution 5 as if Section 561(1) of the Act did not apply to any such allotment, provided that this power shall be limited to allotments of equity securities:

(i)  in connection with or pursuant to an offer by way of rights, open offer or other pre-emptive offer to the holders of shares in the Company and other persons entitled to participate therein in proportion (as nearly as practicable) to their respective holdings, subject to such exclusions or other arrangements as the Directors may consider necessary or expedient to deal with fractional entitlements or legal or practical problems under the laws of any territory or the regulations or requirements of any regulatory authority or any stock exchange in any territory; and 

(ii)  otherwise than pursuant to sub-paragraph (i) above, up to an aggregate nominal amount of £5,000,000;

and such power, unless previously revoked or varied by the Company at a General Meeting, shall expire at the commencement of the Annual General Meeting next held after the passing of this resolution or 30 September 2021 (whichever is the earlier to occur) but so that the Company may before such expiry make an offer or agreement or other arrangement which would or might require equity securities to be allotted or treasury shares to be sold after such expiry, and the Directors may allot equity securities or sell treasury shares in pursuance of any such offer or agreement or other arrangement as if the power conferred by this resolution had not expired. The power hereby conferred shall operate in substitution for and to the exclusion of any previous power given to the Directors pursuant to Section 570 of the Act.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD

MSP Corporate Services Limited 

Company Secretary

4 September 2020

Registered Office:  27-28 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DH

NOTES:

1.  A member normally entitled to attend, speak and vote at the AGM is entitled to appoint a proxy to vote on his/her behalf.  A proxy need not be a member of the Company.

2.  Forms of proxy, together with any power of attorney or other authority under which it is executed or a notarially certified copy thereof, must be completed and, to be valid, must reach the Company's Registrars at Neville Registrars Limited, Neville House, Steelpark Road, Halesowen B62 8HD not less than 48 hours not including non-business days before the time appointed for the holding of the meeting.

3.  If the appointer is a corporation, the form of proxy must be under its common seal or under the hand of an officer or attorney duly authorised.

4.  In the case of joint holders, the vote of the senior who tenders a vote, whether in person or by proxy, will be accepted to the exclusion of the vote of the other registered holder(s) and for this purpose seniority shall be determined by the order in which the names stand in the register of members.

5.  Pursuant to Regulation 41 of the Uncertificated Securities Regulations 2001 (SI 2001/3755) Reg. 41(1) and (2) and paragraph 18 (c) The Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) (Uncertificated Securities) Order 2009, only those shareholders on the Register of Members at 48 hours not including non-business days before the time appointed for the holding of the meeting shall be entitled to vote in respect of the number of shares registered in their names at that time.  If the meeting is adjourned by more than 48 hours, then to be so entitled, a shareholder must be entered on the Company's Register of Members at the time which is 48 hours excluding non-business days before the time appointed for holding the adjourned meeting or, if the Company gives notice of the adjourned meeting, at the time specified in that notice.

6.  To appoint more than one proxy, you may photocopy the form of proxy. Please indicate the proxy holder's name and the number of shares in relation to which they are authorised to act as your proxy (which in aggregate shall not exceed the number of shares held by you). Please also indicate if the proxy is part of a multiple set of instructions being given. All forms must be signed and should be returned together in the same envelope.  A failure to specify the number of shares each proxy appointment relates to or specifying a number in excess of those held by you, may result in the appointment being invalid. If you do not have a proxy form and believe that you should have one, or if you require additional forms, please contact the Company's registrar.

7.  As at the close of business on 31 August 2020, the Company's issued share capital comprised 1,179,755,301 ordinary shares of 0.25p each.  Each ordinary share carries the right to one vote at a general meeting of the Company, and therefore the total number of voting rights in the Company as at the time and date given above is 1,179,755,301.

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