1. Upon the filing of the certificate of amendment and the issuance of the certificate by the secretary of state, the amendment shall become effective and the articles of incorporation shall be deemed to be amended accordingly; provided, however, that any certificate of amendment filed by a corporation hereunder may provide that it is not to become effective until a specified date subsequent to its filing date, but such date shall not be more than ninety days after its filing date and the certificate issued by the secretary of state shall indicate such deferred effective date.

2. No amendment shall affect any existing cause of action in favor of or against such corporation, or any pending suit in which such corporation shall be a party, or the existing rights of persons other than shareholders; and, in the event the corporate name shall be changed by amendment, no suit brought by or against such corporation under its former name shall be abated for that reason.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 351.105

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Articles of incorporation: includes the original articles of incorporation and all amendments thereto, and includes articles of merger or consolidation. See Missouri Laws 351.015
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020