Current as of: 2009
(1) A corporation may sell, lease, exchange or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of its property, with or without the goodwill, other than in the usual and regular course of its activities, on the terms and conditions and for the consideration determined by the corporation’s board of directors if the proposed transaction is authorized by subsection (2) of this section.
(2) Unless this chapter, the articles, bylaws or the board of directors or members, acting pursuant to subsection (4) of this section, require a greater vote or voting by class, the proposed transaction to be authorized must be approved:
(a) By the board;
(b) By the members entitled to vote on the transaction by at least two-thirds of the votes cast or a majority of the voting power, whichever is less; and
(c) In writing by any person or persons whose approval is required for an amendment to the articles or bylaws by a provision of the articles as authorized by ORS 65.467.
(3) If the corporation does not have members entitled to vote on the transaction, the transaction must be approved by a majority of the directors in office at the time the transaction is approved. In addition, the corporation shall provide notice of any directors’ meeting at which such approval is to be obtained in accordance with ORS 65.344 (2). The notice must also state that the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider the sale, lease, exchange or other disposition of all or substantially all of the property of the corporation and contain or be accompanied by a description of the transaction.
(4) The board of directors may condition its submission of the proposed transaction to a vote of members, and the members entitled to vote on the transaction may condition their approval of the transaction, on receipt of a higher percentage of affirmative votes or on any other basis.
(5) If the board seeks to have the transaction approved by the members at a membership meeting, the corporation shall give notice to its members of the proposed membership meeting in accordance with ORS 65.214. The notice must also state that the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider the sale, lease, exchange or other disposition of all or substantially all of the property of the corporation and contain or be accompanied by a description of the transaction.
(6) If the board seeks to have the transaction approved by the members by written consent or written ballot, the material soliciting the approval shall contain or be accompanied by a description of the transaction.
(7) A public benefit or religious corporation must give written notice to the Attorney General 20 days before it sells, leases, exchanges or otherwise disposes of all or substantially all of its property unless the transaction is in the usual and regular course of its activities or the Attorney General has given the corporation a written waiver of this notice requirement.
(8) After a sale, lease, exchange or other disposition of property is authorized, the transaction may be abandoned, subject to any contractual rights, without further action by the members or any other person who approved the transaction, in accordance with the procedure set forth in the resolution proposing the transaction or, if none is set forth, in the manner determined by the board of directors. [1989 c.1010 §127; 2005 c.22 §48]Prev | Next
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