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§1-1324.  Payment

A.  Except as provided in R.S. 12:1-1325, within thirty days after the form required by R.S. 12:1-1322(B)(2)(b) is due, the corporation shall pay in cash to those shareholders who complied with R.S. 12:1-1323(A) the amount the corporation estimates to be the fair value of their shares, plus interest.

B.  Except as provided in Subsection C of this Section, the payment to each shareholder pursuant to Subsection A of this Section must be accompanied by all of the following:

(1)(a)  The annual financial statements specified in R.S. 12:1-1620(B) of the corporation that issued the shares to be appraised, which shall be of a date ending not more than sixteen months before the date of payment and shall comply with R.S. 12:1-1620(B); provided that, if such annual financial statements are not reasonably available, the corporation shall provide reasonably equivalent financial information.

(b)  The latest available quarterly financial statements of such corporation, if any.

(2)  A statement of the corporation's estimate of the fair value of the shares, which estimate must equal or exceed the corporation's estimate given pursuant to  R.S. 12:1-1322(B)(2)(c).

(3)  A statement that shareholders described in Subsection A of this Section have the right to demand further payment under R.S. 12:1-1326 and that if any such shareholder does not do so within the time period specified therein, such shareholder shall be deemed to have accepted such payment in full satisfaction of the corporation's obligations under this Part.

C.  The financial information described in Paragraph (B)(1) of this Section need not accompany the corporation's payment under Subsection A of this Section if the corporation has earlier delivered to the shareholder financial information that meets the requirements of Paragraph (B)(1) of this Section as of the time of the payment.

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

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