Stationary Company was a joint stock company incorporated by four natural persons (A, B, C and D) and Fengli Co Ltd, with a total registered capital of RMB 50 million yuan. During the operations of the past three years, Stationary Company gained no profits in the financial years 2008 and 2009. In 2010 Stationary Company gained an after-tax profit of RMB 5 million yuan.
In the beginning of 2011 the board of directors of Stationary Company submitted to the general shareholders’ meeting for approval two resolutions. The proposed resolutions were on the following:
(i) The company would distribute dividends to the shareholders on the basis of 0·10 yuan per share with all its after-tax profit of RMB 5 million yuan for 2010;
(ii) For the purpose of getting financing from the bank, the company was to place a pledge with all the shares of its shareholders to the bank.
Answer the following questions in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Company Law, and give your reasons for your answer:
(a) state whether proposed resolution (i) on the distribution of dividends was in conformity with the law;
(b) state whether proposed resolution (ii) on placing the shares as a pledge for a loan was in conformity with the law.