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Notice of EGM

24 July 2023

Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of Rochdale Association Football Club (“RAFC”) will be held as follows.

Type of meeting: The meeting will be held in-person. 

Date of meeting: 9 August 2023

Time of meeting: 7.00pm

Place: The Ratcliffe Bars & Function Suite, Sandy Lane, Rochdale, OL11 5DR.

Members will be asked to consider and, if thought fit, to pass the special resolution below.  

Special resolution

1, That, pursuant to Article 79(a) of the articles of association of the Company, the directors are hereby authorised to charge the land and buildings forming the football ground terraces and car park situated and known as the Crown Oil Arena in respect of a loan facility to be provided by directors Simon Gauge and Richard Knight (“Lenders”) to the Company for the purpose of raising working capital and as part of these financing arrangements the Company will be required to grant security in favour of the Lenders over the stadium assets to secure the obligations of the Company to the Lenders.

Appointment of Proxies

Members of the company entitled to attend and vote at the meeting are also entitled to appoint one or more proxies to attend, vote and speak on their behalf.  A proxy does not need to be a shareholder of the Company but must attend the meeting to represent you.  You can only appoint a proxy using the procedures set out in these notes and the notes to the proxy form.

To be valid, the full name of any proxies must be lodged at the registered office of the company no later than 48 hours prior to the time appointed for the meeting.  Members should make proxies aware of their voting intentions and are responsible for giving them the relevant instructions directly. 


Shareholders who have registered their email address with the club will be contacted directly within the next 24 hours with the relevant paperwork. For those shareholders who have not registered their email address with the club, the relevant paperwork will be posted out within the next 24 hours.

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