Dale directors voted out by shareholders at EGM

Date published: 02 June 2021

Shareholders of Rochdale AFC voted to remove two directors of the club at an EGM held on Tuesday night (1 June).

David Bottomley and Graham Rawlinson had been named in an EGM requested by the Dale Supporters Trust and other shareholders.

The proposals regarding the removal of Mr Bottomley and Mr Rawlinson as directors required over 50% of votes to be carried. It is understood that of the votes cast, 60% of the votes were in favour of removing Mr Bottomley and 53% were in favour of removing Mr Rawlinson.

Mr Bottomley has been a director of Rochdale AFC since June 2015 and is also currently employed as the chief executive at the club.

Mr Rawlinson has been a director of the club since August 2014 and also previously served on the board of directors between 2006 and 2010.

The outcome of the vote means that just three directors remain on the club board: interim chairman Andrew Kelly, Tony Pockney and announced as a director just this week, club accountant Nick Grindrod.

In addition to the EGM called by the Dale Trust and other shareholders, the meeting on Tuesday night also included the adjourned 2020 AGM, and the 2021 AGM as well as an adjourned Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), originally called by the club in March 2020.

The club EGM related to the issuing of new shares to a potential investor. The four resolutions brought by the club were withdrawn by the board of directors on the night and not voted on.

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