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A General Meeting of Everton shareholders will take place at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall on Wednesday.

A top table comprising members of the Club’s board and headed by chairman Bill Kenwright will present information concerning Everton’s financial performance and plans for the future.

Mr Kenwright will be joined on the evening by deputy chairman Jon Woods, life president Sir Philip Carter and chief executive officer Robert Elstone, who will give an in-depth presentation of the Club's financial performance over the past five seasons. Apologies will be read out on behalf of director Robert Earl.

Earlier this month the Club announced the meeting would take place after a request was made by shareholders under the provisions of section 303 of the Companies Act 2006.

The formal business of the meeting will include:

1. Obtaining from the Chairman and Board of Directors an explanation for their September 2008 decision to amend the Articles of Association such that Annual General Meetings need no longer be held and their reasons for not calling any General Meeting in the five years since.

2. Obtaining from the Board of Directors their appraisal of the financial performance of Everton Football Club Company Ltd over the past five years since the 128th and last AGM was held, specifically to answer questions from Shareholders concerning the financial performance of Everton Football Club Company Ltd over the past five years and to hear the Board of Directors future plans for the club.

3. To pass a resolution, on receipt of the answers given by the board to the aforementioned questions, to require that the Directors of Everton Football Club Company Ltd amend the Articles of Association to ensure that the longstanding tradition of holding formal Annual General Meetings is permanently reinstated.

As part of the meeting's formalities a question and answer session with the board will take place and will be chaired by Mr Kenwright. will be reporting live from the General Meeting from 6pm, with coverage to continue throughout the evening.

Only invited shareholders or appointed proxy holders will be granted admittance to the Philharmonic Hall.

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