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§1-1322.  Appraisal notice and form

A.  If a corporate action requiring appraisal rights under R.S. 12:1-1302(A) becomes effective, the corporation must send a written appraisal notice and the form required by Paragraph (B)(1) of this Section to all shareholders who satisfy the requirements of R.S. 12:1-1321(A) or R.S. 12:1-1321(B).  In the case of a merger under R.S. 12:1-1105, the parent must deliver an appraisal notice and form to all record shareholders who may be entitled to assert appraisal rights.

B.  The appraisal notice must be delivered no earlier than the date the corporate action specified in R.S. 12:1-1302(A)  became effective, and no later than ten days after such date, and must do all of the following:

(1)  Supply a form that requires the shareholder asserting appraisal rights to certify that such shareholder did not vote for or consent to the transaction.

(2)  State all of the following:

(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 Subparagraph (B)(2)(b) of this Section.

(b)  A date by which the corporation must receive the form, which date may not be fewer than forty nor more than sixty days after the date the appraisal notice is sent pursuant to Subsection A of this Section, and state that the shareholder shall have waived the right to demand appraisal 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 the shares.

(d)  That, if requested in writing, the corporation will provide, to the shareholder so requesting, within ten days after the date specified in Subparagraph (B)(2)(b) of this Section the number of shareholders who return the forms by the specified date and the total number of shares owned by them.

(e)  The date by which the notice to withdraw under R.S. 12:1-1323 must be received, which date must be at least twenty days after the date specified in Subparagraph (B)(2)(b) of this Section.

(3)  Be accompanied by a copy of this Part.

C.  A corporation may elect to withhold payment as permitted by R.S. 12:1-1325 only if the form required by Subsection B of this Section does both of the following:

(1)  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.

(2)  If such announcement was made, requires the shareholder asserting appraisal rights to certify whether beneficial ownership of those shares for which appraisal rights are asserted was acquired before that date.

Acts 2014, No. 328, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.

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