Introduction to this document

Resolution of sole shareholder to pay final dividend

A company can only pay a dividend if it is first approved by its board of directors or shareholders. Where there is only one shareholder the resolution can be passed by them alone. The resolution should nevertheless be made and duly recorded.

Dividend approval

To pay a final dividend a sole shareholder must decide if the company has sufficient distributable profits from which the dividend can be paid. They should take into consideration the results of the last approved accounts and any subsequent draft or management accounts, plus any other relevant information.

The resolution to approve the final dividend should be properly recorded in accordance with Companies Act 2006. Use our Resolution of Sole Shareholder to Pay Final Dividend for this purpose.