1. A corporation shall notify shareholders of the date, time, and place of each annual and special shareholders’ meeting no fewer than ten (10) days nor more than two (2) months before the meeting date. Unless Chapters 11 27 of this title or the charter requires otherwise, the corporation is required to give notice only to shareholders entitled to vote at the meeting.
  2. Unless Chapters 11 27 of this title or the charter requires otherwise, notice of an annual meeting need not include a description of the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called.
  3. Terms Used In Tennessee Code 48-17-105

    • Business: includes every trade, occupation, profession, investment activity and other lawful purpose for gain or the preservation of assets whether or not carried on for profits. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
    • Bylaws: means the code or codes of rules (other than the charter) adopted pursuant to Chapters 51 68 of this title for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name or names by which such rules are designated. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
    • Charter: includes amended and restated charters and articles of merger. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
    • 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.
    • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
    • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
    • Person: includes individual and entity. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
    • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Record date: means the date established under chapter 16 or 17 on which a corporation determines the identity of its shareholders for purposes of Chapters 11 27 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
    • Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the bylaws or the board of directors has delegated responsibility under §. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201

  4. Notice of a special meeting must include a description of the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called.
  5. If not otherwise fixed under § 48-17-103 or § 48-17-107, the record date for determining shareholders entitled to notice of and to vote at an annual or special shareholders’ meeting is the close of business on the day before the first notice is mailed or otherwise dispatched to shareholders.
  6. Unless the bylaws require otherwise, if an annual or special shareholders’ meeting is adjourned to a different date, time, or place, notice need not be given of the new date, time, or place if the new date, time, or place is announced at the meeting before adjournment. If a new record date for the adjourned meeting is or must be fixed under § 48-17-107, however, notice of the adjourned meeting must be given under this section to persons who are shareholders as of the new record date.
  7. A certificate of the secretary or other person giving the notice, or of a transfer agent of the corporation, that the notice required by this section has been given shall, in the absence of fraud, be prima facie evidence of the facts stated therein.