482. Rights of auditor who has been removed from office

(1) An auditor who has been removed by resolution under section 479 (resolution or decision removing auditor from office) has, notwithstanding his removal, the rights conferred by section 473(2) (auditor's rights in relation to resolutions and meetings) in relation to any general meeting of the company—
(a) at which his term of office would otherwise have expired, or
(b) at which it is proposed to fill the vacancy caused by his removal.
(2) In such a case the references in that section to matters concerning the auditor as auditor shall be construed as references to matters concerning him as a former auditor.