circular ref. 11/06 advised that changes to Rules and Bye-Laws, which have traditionally been considered at the October Annual General Meeting, would be considered this year and in future at a Special General Meeting held towards the end of the policy year.
TO THE MEMBERS
SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING - PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE PRINCIPAL ACT, THE MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION, THE RULES AND THE BYE-LAWS
Members will recall that the Association's
Accordingly, a Special General Meeting will be held on 9th January 2007 in Bermuda, for the purpose of considering four resolutions in respect of amendments to the principal Act, to the Memorandum of Association, to the Rules and to the Bye-Laws.
The proposed amendments are set out in the attached Appendix.
The first resolution relates to amendments to the principal Act. The second resolution is in respect of the amendments to the Memorandum of Association by virtue of the amendment of the Association's objects and powers as contained in the principal Act.
The third resolution relates to amendments to the Rules and Bye-Laws for the purpose of combining as a single document the Rules of the Association and the Rules of The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Europe) Limited - UK (Europe).
The amendments contained in these three resolutions are made necessary by the establishment of the Association's subsidiary company, UK (Europe). The purpose of this is to ensure that the Association can, through its subsidiary, write business in certain countries in the European Economic Area where it might otherwise be restricted. Further details of UK (Europe) are provided in the Association's circular ref 14/06.
The fourth resolution is in respect of all other amendments to the Rules and Bye-Laws.
A Proxy Form and Schedule of Votes are enclosed in respect of the resolutions contained in the Notice of Meeting. Please note that the completed form must reach the Secretary by mail or fax (+1 441 292 3694) at the latest 12 hours before the Meeting.
THOMAS MILLER (BERMUDA) LTD.