Private Corporations

ORS 60.279
Quorum

  • notice to shareholders of proposed ratification


(1)

Quorum and voting requirements that applied to the board of directors at the time a corporation took a defective corporate action apply also to the board of directors in taking an action to ratify the defective corporate action.

(2)

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, if the shareholders of a corporation must, under ORS 60.276 (Ratification by board of directors) (3), approve a ratification of a defective corporate action at a meeting, the corporation shall send notice of the meeting to each person, whether or not the person may vote, that holds valid and putative shares of the corporation on:

(A)

The record date for notice of the meeting; and

(B)

The date of the defective corporate action.

(b)

A corporation need not send notice to a person that holds valid or putative shares if the corporation cannot determine from the corporation’s records the person’s identity or contact information for notice.

(3)

A notice under subsection (2) of this section must:

(a)

State that the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider an approval of the ratification of a defective corporate action.

(b)

Include a copy of the action the board of directors took in accordance with, or information required under, ORS 60.276 (Ratification by board of directors).

(c)

(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B) of this paragraph, state conspicuously the calendar date by which a person that wishes to challenge the ratification must bring an action in a court of this state under ORS 60.291 (Judicial review of corporate action). The calendar date must be within 120 days after the later of the effective date of validation or the date of the notice.

(B)

If at the time that the corporation sends notice under this section the corporation cannot state the calendar date by which a person must bring an action in a court of this state under ORS 60.291 (Judicial review of corporate action), the notice must:

(i)

State the date on which the corporation anticipates that a person must bring an action; or

(ii)

State that a person may contact the corporation to determine the exact date by which the person must bring the action and provide the information necessary to contact the corporation.

(4)

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, if a board of directors’ ratification of a defective corporate action under ORS 60.276 (Ratification by board of directors) requires shareholder approval, the quorum and voting requirements that applied to shareholders at the time the shareholders approved the defective corporate action apply also to the shareholders’ approval of the ratification of the defective corporate action.

(b)

Shareholder approval of a ratification of an election of a director requires that at a meeting at which a quorum is present the number of votes that shareholders cast that favor the ratification exceeds the number of votes that shareholders cast that oppose the ratification.

(5)

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, putative shares that exist on the record date for determining the shareholders who may vote to approve a ratification of a defective corporate action, including putative shares that might become valid shares as a result of ratifying the defective corporate action, may not vote or be counted for the purpose of determining a quorum in a vote to approve the ratification of the defective corporate action.

(b)

If a corporation has only putative shares outstanding and no valid shares outstanding, all putative shares may vote and be counted for the purpose of determining a quorum in a vote to approve the ratification of a defective corporate action.

(6)

If approving an issue of putative shares would result in an overissue, in addition to obtaining the ratification required under ORS 60.276 (Ratification by board of directors) and, if necessary, the approval required under subsections (4) and (5) of this section, the corporation shall amend the corporation’s articles of incorporation in accordance with this chapter to increase the number of shares of an authorized class or series, or authorize the creation of a class or series of shares, that is sufficient to prevent the overissue. [2019 c.325 §5]
Chapter 60

Notes of Decisions

In General

Owner of corporate shares that does not meet definition for "shareholder" does not have statutorily created inspection rights. Yeoman v. Public Safety Center, Inc., 241 Or App 255, 250 P3d 411 (2011), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statutes (Ors Chapter 58)

This chapter as authorizing partnership of corporation and individual; validity of partnership between a private corporation and an individual when corporation charter so provides, (1972) Vol 36, p 94

Law Review Citations

Under Former Similar Statutes (Ors Chapter 57)

18 WLR 123 (1982)

In General

24 WLR 203, 257, 275 (1988); 30 WLR 407 (1994)


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Jun. 26, 2021