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Results of voting on special resolutions

30 November 2016 - I am pleased to announce the results of the votes on special resolutions for changes to the bylaws, conducted on 30 November 2016.

 

SR 1: Clarify that Associate Members may not vote.

55 YES, 23 NO, 0 Abstain, 1 invalid

FAILED with 71% YES votes

 

SR 2: Clarify that the terms “Bylaws” or “Constitution” may be used interchangeably.

57 YES, 18 NO, 4 Abstain

PASSED with 76% YES votes

 

SR 3: Clarify that all Registered Members in terms of Bylaws Article 6.3, and only such Registered Members, must be registered in terms of the Companies Act as members of the company.

54 YES, 22 NO, 3 Abstain

FAILED with 71% YES votes

 

SR 4: State that Directors must act in the interests of AFRINIC as a whole, regardless of their regional affiliation.

37 YES, 41 NO, 1 Abstain

FAILED with 47% YES votes

 

SR 5: Split the two paragraphs of Article 13.5 into two separate articles for clarity.

55 YES, 21 NO, 3 Abstain

FAILED with 72% YES votes

 

SR 6: Introduce term limits for Directors.

35 YES, 41 NO, 1 Abstain, 2 invalid

FAILED with 46% YES votes

 

SR 7: Limit the number of Directors who may work for the same organisation or reside in the same region.

37 YES, 40 NO, 2 Abstain

FAILED with 48% YES votes

 

SR 8: Add a requirement for Directors to disclose any conflict of interest, and to recuse themselves from voting on any matter where they have a conflict of interest.

62 YES, 16 NO, 1 Abstain

PASSED with 79% YES votes

 

SR 9: Add a requirement that no more than one key position may be occupied by the same person.

62 YES, 16 NO, 1 Abstain

PASSED with 79% YES votes

 

SR 10: Harmonise the methods of replacing Directors for different reasons.

60 YES, 17 NO, 2 Abstain

PASSED with 78% YES votes

 

SR 11: Remove the ability for the Board to disapprove nominations for Board elections.

30 YES, 46 NO, 3 Abstain

FAILED with 39% YES votes

 

SR 12: Prevent modification to the Bylaws or Constitution by the Registered Members acting without support of the Resource Members.

60 YES, 19 NO, 0 Abstain

PASSED with 76% YES votes

 

SR 13: Clarify the process of endorsement for policies introduced by the Board in terms of the Bylaws section 11.4.

58 YES, 19 NO, 1 Abstain, 1 invalid

PASSED with 75% YES votes

 

SR 14: Require consultation before the Board changes the fees.

59 YES, 18 NO, 2 Abstain

PASSED with 77% YES votes

 

SR 15: Harmonise 13.4(i) and 13.4(ii): One of these mentions “upon the recommendation of the NomCom” and one does not.

59 YES, 17 NO, 3 Abstain

PASSED with 78% YES votes

 

SR 16: Give the Members the power to recall a Director.

58 YES, 21 NO, 0 Abstain

FAILED with 73% YES votes

 

SR 17: Resolve a difficulty in approving the financial statements, so that the Board may sign the financial statements and the auditors may sign the audit report before the AGMM.

60 YES, 18 NO, 1 Abstain

PASSED with 77% YES votes

 

SR 18: Remove the limit of five proxies per person.

45 YES, 31 NO, 3 Abstain

FAILED with 59% YES votes

 

SR 19: Remove the restriction that a candidate cannot carry any proxies.

44 YES, 29 NO, 6 Abstain

FAILED with 60% YES votes

 

SR 20: Clarify when the limit of five proxies per person applies.

33 YES, 44 NO, 2 Abstain

FAILED with 43% YES votes

 

 

Alan Barrett

CEO, AFRINIC

Governance committee election results

 

30 November 2016 -  I am pleased to announce the results of the AFRINIC Governance Committee election conducted on 30 November 2016.

 

- To serve a three-year term (Jan 2017 to Dec 2019): Isatou Jah (The Gambia, Western Africa)

- To serve a two-year term (Jan 2017 to Dec 2018): Wafa Dahmani (Tunisia, Northern Africa)

- To serve  one-year term (Jan 2017 to Dec 2017): Abdalla Omari (Kenya, Eastern Africa)

 

The vote counts were:

41 John Walubengo (Kenya, Eastern Africa)

43 Abdalla Omari (Kenya, Eastern Africa)

9 Caroline Muthoni Mwangi (Kenya, Eastern Africa)

53 Wafa Dahmani (Tunisia, Northern Africa)

57 Isatou Jah (The Gambia, Western Africa)

39 Zeimm Bibi Auladin-Suhootoorah (Mauritius, Indian Ocean)

3 None of the above

 

Regards,

 

Alan Barrett

CEO, AFRINIC

   

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