Change of Company Name (Shareholder Approvals Package)

Change of Company Name (Shareholder Approvals Package)

Cover all of your legal bases when you’re changing your company’s name with this package of documents; each tailored to your specific requirements.

This do-it-yourself custom document generator helps you draft a Pack to Change Company Name that contains everything you need to process your company’s rebrand.
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Change of Company Name (Shareholder Approvals Package)

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What is a Pack to Change Company Name?

A Pack to Change Company Name is a set of all the documents required to change the name of your company. The change can be set to take effect immediately, on a specified date, or subject to the satisfaction of any specified conditions.

This pack includes a notice of the meeting if a shareholders meeting is required. You can also automatically generate a customised consent to short notice from up to 5 key shareholders should one be required. Also included are the documents required to prepare minutes of a shareholders’ meeting, and written resolutions of the shareholders.

When should I use a Pack to Change Company Name?

The  Pack to Change Company Name should be used if you are the director of a company which has decided to change its name. Alternatively, the company may have already changed its name and is looking to document it.

What topics does a Pack to Change Company Name cover?

  • Shareholder details
  • Company details (ACN, Name, Place of Business)
  • Details of existing directors and voting eligibility
  • Details of shareholders and voting eligibility
  • Details of new company name
  • Signing of  Pack to Change Company Name
  • Fees and charges
  • Governing law and jurisdiction
  • Notices

What are the main decisions I need to make in creating a Pack to Change Company Name?

  • How many shareholders does your company currently have?
    Based on these responses, we’ll use written resolutions for these approvals. All shareholders will be required to sign.
  • Are all of the shareholders who are entitled to vote on these resolutions available to sign?
    We’ll use written shareholder resolutions for these approvals. All shareholders will be required to sign. Please enter details for all of the shareholders that are entitled to vote on these resolutions.
  • When do you want the name change to take effect ?
    You can choose if the name change will take effect; 
    1. As soon as these resolutions are passed
    2. On a specified date
    3. Subject to something else occurring

What other names does a Pack to Change Company Name go by?

A  Pack to Change Company Name is also known as: 

  • Directors Resolution for Changing of Company Name
  • Special Resolution to Change Company Name
  • Notification of Resolution to Change Company Name

Frequently Asked Questions

This document is necessary when you would like to document the change to a company name.

The parties would be the current directors and officeholders. 

You can enter up to 10 individual shareholders (ie, shareholders who are human beings) and up to 10 corporate shareholders (ie, shareholders that are companies).  

If you need more, you can add them in manually after the document is generated (the final document will be provided in Word format).

Yes, this document is a legal document. It is fully enforceable once signed off by all parties.

A Pack to Change Company Name is prepared when there is a concrete desire to change the company name. 

There are situations throughout the life of a business that lead a company to change its name:

  • The business may be sold to new owners;
  • The business becomes insolvent;
  • There is a need for new branding and marketing; or
  • The business will undergo internal restructuring.

You can check the National Names Index to see if that name is already taken. This is a free company name search available on the ASIC website.

  • Shareholder details
  • Company details (ACN, Name, Place of Business)
  • Details of existing directors and voting eligibility
  • Details of shareholders and voting eligibility
  • Details of new company name
  • Signing of  Pack to Change Company Name
  • Choice of Governing Law

Notification of the change of the company name will need to be provided to the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) within 14 days of the passing of these resolutions. A fee applies.  

The required ASIC form is not included in this package as most companies provide such notifications directly via ASIC’s online portal.

If a shareholders’ meeting is required, this includes a notice of the meeting and, if consent to short notice is required, you can also automatically generate a customised consent to short notice from up to 5 key shareholders.

There are several signing options available. How you sign largely depends on where the parties are located and if they will attend signing together. You can print on paper and sign, or use electronic signature tools such as Docusign or Hellosign.

If you need any assistance please contact us directly, we would be happy to assist.

If you have any questions or are uncertain about any aspect of the document please do not sign it or use it, please contact us directly and we would be happy to assist.

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What other documents might I need?

If you’re interested in a Pack to Change Company Name you might also need to think about:

  • Shareholders Agreement
    This document sets out the details and obligations that govern the framework between the company and shareholders.
  • Company Constitution
    This document will outline the principles of governance of the company and will usually detail the resignation or removal conditions and criteria for directors/officers.

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