(a) If a corporate action requiring dissenters’ rights under § 48-23-102(a) becomes effective, the corporation must send a written dissenters’ notice and form required by subdivision (b)(1) to all shareholders who satisfy the requirements of § 48-23-202(a) or § 48-23-202(b). In the case of a merger under § 48-21-105, the parent must deliver a dissenters’ notice and form to all record shareholders who may be entitled to assert dissenters’ rights.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 48-23-203

  • 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.
  • Corporation: means the issuer of the shares held by a dissenter before the corporate action, and, for purposes of §. See Tennessee Code 48-23-101
  • 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
  • Shareholder: means the record shareholder or the beneficial shareholder. See Tennessee Code 48-23-101
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • written: means any information in the form of a document. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
(b) The dissenters’ notice must be delivered no earlier than the date the corporate action specified in § 48-23-102(a) became effective, and no later than (10) days after such date, and must:

(1) Supply a form that:

(A) Specifies the first date of any announcement to shareholders made prior to the date the corporate action became effective of the principal terms of the proposed corporate action;
(B) If such announcement was made, requires the shareholder asserting dissenters’ rights to certify whether beneficial ownership of those shares for which dissenters’ rights are asserted was acquired before that date; and
(C) Requires the shareholder asserting dissenters’ rights to certify that such shareholder did not vote for or consent to the transaction;
(2) State:

(A) Where the form must be sent and where certificates for certificated shares must be deposited and the date by which those certificates must be deposited, which date may not be earlier than the date for receiving the required form under subdivision (b)(2)(B);
(B) A date by which the corporation must receive the form, which date may not be fewer than forty (40) nor more than sixty (60) days after the date the subsection (a) dissenters’ notice is sent, and state that the shareholder shall have waived the right to demand payment with respect to the shares unless the form is received by the corporation by such specified date;
(C) The corporation’s estimate of the fair value of shares; and
(D) That, if requested in writing, the corporation will provide, to the shareholder so requesting, within ten (10) days after the date specified in subdivision (b)(2)(B) the number of shareholders who return the forms by the specified date and the total number of shares owned by them; and
(3) Be accompanied by a copy of this chapter if the corporation has not previously sent a copy of this chapter to the shareholder pursuant to § 48-23-201.