Basic Info

  • Applicable Region UAE
  • Available Languages
    English & Arabic
  • Document No 0000420
  • Version V 1.0
  • Last Updated 07-06-2023
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Document Summary

A shareholder proxy is an individual with legal authorization to vote on behalf of another shareholder during a general assembly meeting. This also designates the extent to which the proxy can speak on the shareholder's behalf. In some cases, a formal power of attorney document may be required. Allowing proxy voting encourages all ownership interests to be represented even when shareholders cannot personally attend annual meetings. These meetings often determine the direction of the company and thus impact the value of each shareholder's investment.


Shareholder voting is critical, as it is the primary way that owners can influence the operation of the company, social responsibility endeavors, and corporate governance. In most cases, shareholders receive one vote per share, though some shares may carry additional voting rights Shareholders who do not authorize a proxy vote and do not attend the meeting have effectively abstained from voting. The ability to vote by proxy allows shareholders to own stakes in and truly influence the direction of companies all over the world. Online proxies are increasingly available and allow shareholders to access the proxy statement and vote using a unique ID number.


This agreement is intended for use in the United Arab Emirates.

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