This document can be used to draft a letter before action, setting out a minority shareholder's complaints against the majority shareholder(s) for unfairly prejudicial conduct.
The minority shareholder writes to complain about the unfairly prejudicial conduct of the majority shareholder. The major shareholder provided a minority shareholder and a directorship. They were left alone as a de facto managing director.
Further complaints include when the company prospered, the minority shareholder was credited with half the profits. Moreover, they were removed by the majority shareholder as director and the profit-sharing arrangement was terminated.
Complaints against majority shareholders included:
1. Breach of shareholders' agreement and/or common understanding.
2. Exclusion from management
3. Excessive remuneration and inadequate dividends
6. Improper share allotment
The minority shareholder demands included:
1. Majority share to buy out/ not buy out shares
2. The company shall repay and the majority shareholder shall procure the Company to repay the shareholders' loan
3. The majority shareholder shall pay damages for breach of the shareholders' agreement
This document should be carefully read by the individual Minority Shareholder and Majority Shareholder.
The complaints against the majority shareholders, the minority shareholder demands and the expected reply time should all be clearly stated in the letter before action.
A letter before action should be sent before any legal proceedings against the majority shareholder(s) for unfairly prejudicial conduct.
breach of shareholders’ agreement,
exclusion from management,
improper share allotment,
letter before action,