CPO – Grounds for Progress

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January 27, 2017

The Chelsea Pitch Owners 2017 Annual General Meeting took place in the Drake Suite at Stamford Bridge stadium today, with a significant turnout of shareholders attending in person. This is perhaps unsurprising given the agenda included a crucial item of business at Resolution 9 which, if voted through, would enable the Directors to approach the owner and propose an extension of the current lease. Chairman Charles Rose declared the meeting…

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Chelsea Pitch Owners AGM Report

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February 2, 2013

Meeting Report The 2013 Chelsea Pitch Owners AGM was held in the Harris Suite, Stamford Bridge at 11am on 30th January 2013. Chairman Steve Frankham declared the meeting open as a quorum of Directors were present and made an unfortunate early Freudian slip, telling the assembled shareholders (around 100) that he planned to ‘induce’ the new Directors, Charles Rose and Sean Jones QC. Mr Frankham also created early controversy when…

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Chelsea Pitch Owners 2013 AGM Preview

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January 26, 2013

The Chelsea Pitch Owners AGM takes place in Stamford Bridge’s Harris Suite at 11am on Wednesday 30th January 2013. Hopefully this year’s AGM will see a continuation of the increased numbers of shareholders who are taking the time to attend meetings, make their views known and their votes count. It’s just a shame that the meeting is not only taking place in midweek, but due to the re-arrangement of the…

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Chelsea Pitch Owners EGM Report

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July 25, 2012

The Facts The Extraordinary General Meeting of Chelsea Pitch Owners took place in the Harris Suite at Stamford Bridge on Monday 23 July 2012. Before the meeting was called to order, CPO’s lawyers objected to one shareholder distributing copies of a leaflet detailing the identities of shareholders who made substantial purchases between 3rd and 20th October 2011 and making a number of claims in respect of the original Prospectus of…

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Chelsea Pitch Owners EGM Headlines

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July 23, 2012

Main developments from today’s EGM:- Wise and Sewell in no-show Plea for early vote on Resolution 3 denied Board promises to “vet” future share applications Row over debt repayment rumbles on Pledges to investigate fund-raising options Today’s hotly-anticipated Chelsea Pitch Owners EGM ended in uproar after many believed Steve Frankham used the chair’s proxy vote to sink Resolution 3, which called for voting rights to be limited to a maximum of…

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CPO EGM – Seconds Out, Round Three

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July 18, 2012

Having put the trial of John Terry behind us, Chelsea fans face another ordeal in the next week as as the continuing vexed issues surrounding CPO come to the fore again. For those of you who are new to this column, or have been living in a cave for the past ten months, a brief recap. The board of Chelsea Football Club proposed to purchase the lease from Chelsea Pitch…

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Introducing Campaign55

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April 14, 2012

Introducing Campaign55 – A New Initiative from Chelsea Pitch Owners’ Shareholders I’m sure that the events of last Autumn connected with Chelsea Pitch Owners are only too fresh in the minds of most Chelsea fans. One of the reasons that the proposal put before CPO shareholders at October’s EGM failed to be carried, was the efforts of a group of CPO shareholders who banded together under the name Say No…

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2012 Chelsea Pitch Owners AGM Report

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January 24, 2012

The Facts The CPO AGM took place in the Harris Suite of Stamford Bridge at 11am on Friday 20 January 2012. Having established a quorum, the new Chairman, Steve Frankham, declared proceedings open. A meeting which was always lively and occasionally boiled over into hostility against the board took questions from the floor right from the start. The first speaker, David Sadler, wanted to know how ordinary shareholders could put…

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Chelsea Pitch Owners AGM – Preview

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January 16, 2012

After a hiatus over the Christmas/New Year period, the issue of Chelsea Pitch Owners is once again moving to the centre of attention in SW6. The Annual General Meeting will be taking place in The Harris Suite at Stamford Bridge on Friday 20th January at 11.00am, and whilst it’s unlikely to be conducted before as big a crowd and in such a febrile atmosphere as October’s EGM, attendance is still…

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An Open Letter from Say No CPO

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December 30, 2011

“After extensive discussions with Hammersmith and Fulham Council over the last few weeks, it has become very clear that the council do not want Chelsea Football Club to leave the borough and have been surprised at the media reports recently, in regards to the club exploring the possibility of moving to Battersea power station, as an alternative to redeveloping Stamford Bridge. You might recall that the club previously stated that…

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