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38. Use of proxies

(1) An authenticated proxy given for a meeting must be delivered to the chairman before the meeting begins.
(2) A proxy given for a meeting may be used at the resumption of that meeting after an adjournment, and the authenticated proxy need not be delivered to the chairman at the resumption (whether the chairman is the same person or not).
(3) But if a different proxy is given for use at resumption of a meeting after an adjournment, the authenticated proxy must be delivered to the chairman before the commencement of the resumed meeting.
(4) Where the Office-holder or Appointed Person holds proxies for use as chairman of a meeting but another person acts as chairman, that other person may use the proxies as if proxy-holder.
(5) Where a proxy directs a proxy-holder to vote for or against a resolution for the nomination or appointment of a person as the Office-holder, the proxy-holder may, unless the proxy states otherwise, vote for or against (as the proxy-holder thinks fit) any resolution for the nomination or appointment of that person jointly with another or others.
(6) A proxy-holder may propose any resolution which, if proposed by another, would be a resolution in favour of which by virtue of the proxy the proxy-holder would be entitled to vote.
(7) Where a proxy gives specific directions as to voting, this does not, unless the proxy states otherwise, prohibit the proxy-holder from voting at the discretion of the proxy-holder on resolutions put to the meeting which are not dealt with in the proxy.