Current as of: 2009
355.576. 1. A corporation's board of directors may restate its articles of incorporation at any time with or without approval by members or any other person.
2. The restatement may include one or more amendments to the articles. If the restatement includes an amendment requiring approval by the members or any other person, it must be adopted as provided in section 355.561.
3. If the restatement includes an amendment requiring approval by members, the board must submit the restatement to the members for their approval.
4. If the board seeks to have the restatement approved by the members at a membership meeting, the corporation shall notify each of its members of the proposed membership meeting in writing in accordance with section 355.251. The notice must also state that the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider the proposed restatement and contain or be accompanied by a copy or summary of the restatement that identifies any amendments or other change it would make in the articles.
5. A restatement requiring approval by the members must be approved by the same vote as an amendment to articles under section 355.561.
6. If the restatement includes an amendment requiring approval pursuant to section 355.606, the board must submit the restatement for such approval.
7. A restated articles of incorporation may omit:
(1) Such provisions of the original articles of incorporation which named the incorporator or incorporators, and the names and addresses of the initial board of directors; and
(2) Such provisions contained in any amendment to the articles of incorporation as were necessary to effect a change, exchange, reclassification, subdivision, combination or cancellation of stock, if such change, exchange, reclassification, subdivision, combination, or cancellation has become effective.
Any such omission shall not be deemed a further amendment.
8. A corporation restating its articles shall deliver to the secretary of state articles of restatement setting forth the name of the corporation and the text of the restated articles of incorporation together with a certificate setting forth:
(1) Whether the restatement contains an amendment to the articles requiring approval by the members or any other person other than the board of directors and, if it does not, that the board of directors adopted the restatement; or
(2) If the restatement contains an amendment to the articles requiring approval by the members, the information required by section 355.571; and
(3) If the restatement contains an amendment to the articles requiring approval by a person whose approval is required pursuant to section 355.606, a statement that such approval was obtained.
9. Duly adopted restated articles of incorporation supersede the original articles of incorporation and all amendments to them.
10. The secretary of state may certify restated articles of incorporation, as the articles of incorporation currently in effect, without including the certificate information required by subsection 8 of this section.
(L. 1994 H.B. 1095, A.L. 2009 S.B. 224) Prev | Next
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