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  351.780.  Compulsory purchase of shares after death of shareholder. — 1.  This section and sections 351.785 to 351.790 apply to a statutory close corporation only if so provided in its articles of incorporation.  If these sections apply, the executor or administrator of the estate of a deceased shareholder may require the corporation to purchase or cause to be purchased all, but not less than all, of the decedent's shares or to be dissolved.

  2.  The provisions of sections 351.785 to 351.790 may be modified only if the modification is set forth or referred to in the articles of incorporation.

  3.  An amendment to the articles of incorporation to provide for application of sections 351.785 to 351.790, or to modify or delete the provisions of these sections, shall be approved by the holders of at least two-thirds of the votes of each class or series of shares of the statutory close corporation, voting as separate classes or series, whether or not otherwise entitled to vote on amendments.  If the corporation has no shareholders when the amendment is proposed, it shall be approved by at least two-thirds of the subscribers for shares, if any, or, if none, by all of the incorporators.

  4.  A shareholder who votes against an amendment to modify or delete the provisions of sections 351.785 to 351.790 is entitled to dissenters' rights under sections 351.870 to 351.930, if the amendment upon adoption terminates or substantially alters his existing rights under these sections to have his shares purchased.

  5.  A shareholder may waive his and his estate's rights under sections 351.785 to 351.790 by a signed writing.

  6.  Sections 351.785 to 351.790 do not prohibit any other agreement providing for the purchase of shares upon a shareholder's death, nor do they prevent a shareholder from enforcing any remedy he has independent of these sections.


(L. 1990 H.B. 1432)

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