When the League’s Annual General Meeting convenes shortly the Premier League season will change from 2016/17 to 2017/18.
Here we explain the procedure by which this happens.
The Premier League Board of Directors will then confirm the cancellation of these shares.
A new share certificate for each of the promoted clubs will then be signed by the Premier League directors and company secretary and the three clubs entered into the share register, as required under company law.
The confirmation of the three promoted clubs as members of the Premier League will then be made at the AGM, when the League will formally welcome them and they will be awarded their framed share certificates.
Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield, as well as the 17 other clubs, can then look forward to the release of the fixtures for the 2017/18 season on 14 June to see against whom they will open their Premier League campaign.