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Representatives of all 20 ERA Members were present or had appointed Proxy’s to attend and vote on the resolutions of which all members had received due Notice.

The Directors’ Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2016 were approved and will be available to view on our website shortly.

The ERA Members unanimously approved adoption of updated Articles of Association for the company. Details can be found on the Governance section of the website

In addition, a number of Policies, covering distributioninvestment and deductions were approved by all Members. These Polices will be posted to the Governance section of the website shortly.

It was agreed that the Non-Executive Directors of the company would also be responsible for preparing Annual Transparency Reports to report on how the activities and performance of the ERA secretariat are managed. The first Annual Transparency Report linked to the year ended 31 March 2016 was noted and approved by the Members at the AGM today. The report will be available to view on our website shortly.

Many of the documents presented at the AGM were the direct result of implementation of The Collective Management of Copyright (EU Directive) Regulations 2016, which came into force on 10 April 2016.

A representative of the IPO attended the AGM as an observer as the relevant business was conducted.