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  351.225.  Shareholders' meetings prescribed by bylaws. — 1.  (1)  Meetings of shareholders may be held at such place, either within or without this state, as may be provided in the bylaws.  In the absence of any such provisions, all meetings shall be held at the registered office of the corporation in this state.

  (2)  If authorized by the board of directors in its sole discretion, and subject to such guidelines and procedures as the board of directors may adopt, shareholders and proxyholders not physically present at a meeting of shareholders may, by means of remote communication:

  (a)  Participate in a meeting of shareholders; and

  (b)  Be deemed present in person and vote at a meeting of shareholders, whether such meeting is to be held at a designated place or solely by means of remote communication, provided that:

  a.  The corporation shall implement reasonable measures to verify that each person deemed present and permitted to vote at the meeting by means of remote communication is a shareholder or proxyholder;

  b.  The corporation shall implement reasonable measures to provide such shareholders and proxyholders a reasonable opportunity to participate in the meeting and to vote on matters submitted to the shareholders, including an opportunity to read or hear the proceedings of the meeting substantially concurrently with such proceedings; and

  c.  If any shareholder or proxyholder votes or takes other action at the meeting by means of remote communication, a record of such vote or other action shall be maintained by the corporation.

  2.  An annual meeting of shareholders for the election of directors shall be held on a day which each corporation shall fix by its bylaws; and if no day be so provided, then on the second Monday in the month of January.  Failure to hold the annual meeting at the designated time shall not work a forfeiture or dissolution of the corporation.

  3.  Special meetings of the shareholders may be called by the board of directors or by such other person or persons as may be authorized by the articles of incorporation or the bylaws.


(L. 1943 p. 410 § 27, A.L. 1986 S.B. 565, A.L. 2009 S.B. 217)

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