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      RS 12:1-721     


§1-721. Voting entitlement of shares

            A. Except as provided in Subsections B and D of this Section, or unless the articles of incorporation provide otherwise, each outstanding share, regardless of class, is entitled to one vote on each matter voted on at a shareholders' meeting. Only shares are entitled to vote.

            B. Absent special circumstances, the shares issued by a corporation are not entitled to vote if they are owned, directly or indirectly, by a subsidiary.

            C. Subsection B of this Section does not limit the power of a corporation or subsidiary to vote any shares, including its own shares, held by it in a fiduciary capacity.

            D. Redeemable shares are not entitled to vote after notice of redemption is mailed to the holders and a sum sufficient to redeem the shares has been deposited with a bank, trust company, or other financial institution under an irrevocable obligation to pay the holders the redemption price on surrender of the shares.

            E. For purposes of Subsections B and C of this Section, the following meanings shall apply:

            (1) The term "subsidiary" means a domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or other juridical person that is subject to at least majority control by the issuer of the shares, but does not include the issuer itself.

            (2) "Majority control" means ownership, direct or indirect, of a majority of any of the following:

            (a) The shares entitled to vote for the directors of a corporation.

            (b) The membership, partnership, or other interests in an unincorporated entity that are entitled either to vote for those who hold the general managerial authority in the unincorporated entity or to exercise that authority directly.

            Acts 2014, No. 328, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2015; Acts 2016, No. 442, §1.

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