1. A domestic parent corporation owning at least ninety percent (90%) of the outstanding voting shares of each class and series of a domestic or foreign subsidiary corporation or eligible interests of an other entity may either:

    1. Merge the subsidiary corporation or other entity into the parent corporation;
    2. Merge the parent corporation into the subsidiary corporation or other entity; or
    3. Terms Used In Tennessee Code 48-21-105

      • board of directors: means the governing board of a corporation, whether denominated the board of directors or otherwise, except that no person or group of persons is the board of directors because of powers delegated to that person or group pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
      • Class: when used with reference to membership interests, means a category of membership interests that differs in one (1) or more rights or preferences from another category of membership interests of the LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
      • 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.
      • Eligible interests: means interests or memberships. See Tennessee Code 48-21-101
      • Entity: includes the following, whether foreign or domestic: LLCs. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
      • Interest: means either or both of the following rights under the organic law of an unincorporated entity:

        1. The right to receive distributions from the entity either in the ordinary course or upon liquidation. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
        2. Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        3. Series: means a category of membership interests, within a class of membership interests, that have some of the same rights and preferences as other membership interests within the same class, but that differ in one (1) or more rights and preferences from another category of membership interests within that class. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
        4. Subsidiary: means a corporation more than fifty percent (50%) of whose outstanding voting shares are owned by its parent and/or the parent's other wholly-owned subsidiaries. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
        5. Survivor: means the corporation or unincorporated entity that is in existence immediately after consummation of a merger or entity conversion pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 48-21-101
        6. Voting shares: means shares that entitle their holders to vote unconditionally in the election of directors. See Tennessee Code 48-21-101

    4. Merge two (2) or more such subsidiary corporations or subsidiary other entities with and into each other.
  2. The board of directors of the parent corporation shall adopt a plan of merger that sets forth:

    1. The name of the parent corporation owning at least ninety percent (90%) of the outstanding voting shares of the subsidiary corporation or eligible interests of the other entity and the name of the subsidiary corporation(s) or other entity or entities to be a party to the merger, and the name of the corporation or other entity that is to survive the merger;
    2. The terms and conditions of the merger;
    3. The manner and basis of converting the shares of each corporation or eligible interests of the subsidiary or other entity into shares, eligible interests, obligations or other securities of the survivor or of any other corporation or other entity or into cash or other property or any combination of the foregoing; and
    4. Such other provisions with respect to the proposed merger as the board considers necessary or desirable.
  3. No vote of the shareholders of a subsidiary corporation or approval of interest holders of a subsidiary other entity shall be required with respect to such a merger. If the parent corporation will be the survivor, no vote of its shareholders shall be required. If the subsidiary corporation or other entity will be the survivor, the approval of the shareholders of the parent corporation shall be obtained in the manner provided in § 48-21-104.
  4. If under subsection (c) approval of a merger by the subsidiary’s shareholders or interest holders is not required, the parent corporation shall, within ten (10) days after the effective date of the merger, notify each of the subsidiary’s shareholders or interest holders that the merger has become effective.
  5. Except as provided in subsections (a)-(d), a merger between a parent and a subsidiary shall be governed by the provisions of this chapter applicable to mergers generally.