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Vermont Statutes Title 11 Sec. 11-03

§ 11.03. Plan of conversion

(a) A domestic corporation may convert to a different type of organization under section 11.02 of this title by approving a plan of conversion, and a domestic organization, other than a corporation, may convert into a domestic corporation by approving a plan of conversion. The plan shall be in a record and shall contain:

(1) the name of the converting corporation or organization;

(2) the name, jurisdiction of formation, and type of organization of the converted organization;

(3) the manner and basis for converting an interest holder‘s interest in the converting organization into any combination of an interest in the converted organization and other consideration;

(4) the proposed public organizational documents of the converted organization if it will be an organization with public organizational documents filed with the Secretary of State;

(5) the full text of the private organizational documents of the converted organization that are proposed to be in a record;

(6) the other terms and conditions of the conversion; and

(7) any other provision required by the law of this State or the organizational documents of the converting corporation.

(b) A plan of conversion may contain any other provision not prohibited by law. (Added 1993, No. 85, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1994; amended 2015, No. 157 (Adj. Sess.), § E.1, eff. July 1, 2017.)

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 11 Sec. 11-03

  • Conversion: means a transaction authorized by sections 11. See
  • Converted organization: means the converting organization as it continues in existence after a conversion. See
  • Converting organization: means the domestic organization that approves a plan of conversion pursuant to section 11. See
  • 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.
  • Domestic: when applied to a corporation, company, association, or copartnership shall mean organized under the laws of this State; "foreign" when so applied, shall mean organized under the laws of another state, government, or country. See
  • domestic corporation: means a corporation for profit, which is not a foreign corporation, incorporated under or subject to the provisions of this title. See
  • Domestic organization: means an organization whose internal affairs are governed by the law of this State. See
  • Interest holder: means :

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Organization:

  • Organizational documents: means the organizational documents for a domestic or foreign organization that create the organization, govern the internal affairs of the organization, and govern relations between or among its interest holders, including:

  • Private organizational documents: means organizational documents or portions thereof for a domestic or foreign organization that are not part of the organization's public record, if any, and includes:

  • Public organizational documents: means the record of organizational documents required to be filed with the Secretary of State to form an organization, and any amendment to or restatement of that record, and includes:

  • Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the board of directors has delegated responsibility under subsection 8. See
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States may apply to the District of Columbia and any territory and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See

Vermont Statutes Title 11 Sec. 11-03

§ 11.03. Action on plan by board, members and third persons

(a) Unless this title, the articles, bylaws, or the board of directors or members (acting pursuant to subsection (c) of this section) require a greater vote or voting by class, a plan of merger to be adopted must be approved:

(1) by the board;

(2) by the members, if any, by two-thirds of the votes cast or a majority of the voting power, whichever is less; and

(3) in writing by any person or persons whose approval is required by a provision of the articles authorized by section 10.30 of this title for an amendment to the articles or bylaws.

(b) If the corporation does not have members, the merger must be approved by a majority of the directors in office at the time the merger is approved. In addition, the corporation shall provide notice of any directors’ meeting at which such approval is to be obtained in accordance with subsection 8.22(c) of this title. The notice must also state that the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider the proposed merger.

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 11 Sec. 11-03

  • 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: include amended and restated articles of incorporation and articles of merger. See
  • board of directors: means the board of directors except that no person or group of persons are the board of directors because of powers delegated to that person or group pursuant to section 8. See
  • Bylaws: means the code or codes of rules (other than the articles) adopted pursuant to this title for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation, stored or depicted in any tangible or electronic medium, and irrespective of the name or names by which such rules are designated. See
  • Class: refers to a group of memberships which have the same rights with respect to voting, dissolution, redemption, and transfer. See
  • Corporation: means public benefit and mutual benefit corporation. See
  • Directors: means individuals, designated in the articles or bylaws or elected by the incorporators, and their successors and individuals elected or appointed by any other name or title to act as members of the board. See
  • Meeting: means any structured communications conducted by participants in person or through the use of an electronic or telecommunications medium permitting simultaneous or sequentially structured communications. See
  • Membership: refers to the rights and obligations a member or members have pursuant to a corporation's articles, bylaws, and this title. See
  • Person: includes any individual or entity. See
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States may apply to the District of Columbia and any territory and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See
  • Vote: includes authorization by written ballot and written consent. See
  • Voting power: means the total number of votes entitled to be cast for the election of directors at the time the determination of voting power is made, excluding a vote which is contingent upon the happening of a condition or event that has not occurred at the time. See

(c) The board may condition its submission of the proposed merger, and the members may condition their approval of the merger, on receipt of a higher percentage of affirmative votes or on any other basis.

(d) If the board seeks to have the plan approved by the members at a membership meeting, the corporation shall give notice to its members of the proposed membership meeting in accordance with section 7.05 of this title. The notice must also state that the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider the plan of merger and contain or be accompanied by a copy of the plan and any summary of the plan. The copy and any summary of the plan for members of the surviving corporation shall include any provision that, if contained in a proposed amendment to the articles of incorporation or bylaws, would entitle members to vote on the provision. The copy and any summary of the plan for members of the disappearing corporation shall include a copy of the articles and bylaws which will be in effect immediately after the merger takes effect.

(e) If the board seeks to have the plan approved by the members by written consent or written ballot, the material soliciting the approval shall contain or be accompanied by a copy and any summary of the plan. The copy and any summary of the plan for members of the surviving corporation shall include any provision, that, if contained in a proposed amendment to the articles of incorporation or bylaws, would entitle members to vote on the provision. The copy and any summary of the plan for members of the disappearing corporation shall include a copy of the articles and bylaws which will be in effect immediately after the merger takes effect.

(f) Voting by a class of members is required on a plan of merger if the plan contains a provision that, if contained in a proposed amendment to articles of incorporation or bylaws, would entitle the class of members to vote as a class on the proposed amendment under section 10.04 or 10.22 of this title. The plan is approved by a class of members by two-thirds of the votes cast by the class or a majority of the voting power of the class, whichever is less.

(g) After a merger is adopted, and at any time before articles of merger are filed, the planned merger may be abandoned (subject to any contractual rights) without further action by members or other persons who approved the plan in accordance with the procedure set forth in the plan of merger or, if none is set forth, in the manner determined by the board of directors. (Added 1995, No. 179 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.)