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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 607
FLORIDA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
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F.S. 607.0855
607.0855 Determination and authorization of indemnification.
(1) Unless ordered by a court under s. 607.0854(1)(c), a corporation may not indemnify a director or officer under s. 607.0851 unless authorized for a specific proceeding after a determination has been made that indemnification is permissible because the director or officer has met the relevant standard of conduct set forth in s. 607.0851.
(2) The determination shall be made:
(a) If there are two or more qualified directors, by the board of directors by a majority vote of all of the qualified directors, a majority of whom shall for such purposes constitute a quorum, or by a majority of the members of a committee of two or more qualified directors appointed by such a vote;
(b) By independent special legal counsel:
1. Selected in the manner prescribed by paragraph (a); or
2. If there are fewer than two qualified directors, selected by the board of directors, in which selection directors who are not qualified directors may participate; or
(c) By the shareholders, but shares owned by or voted under the control of a director or officer who, at the time of the determination, is not a qualified director or an officer who is a party to the proceeding may not be counted as votes in favor of the determination.
(3) Authorization of indemnification shall be made in the same manner as the determination that indemnification is permissible, except that if the determination of permissibility has been made by independent special legal counsel under paragraph (2)(b), any authorization of indemnification associated with such determination shall be made by either such independent special legal counsel or by those who otherwise would be entitled to select independent special legal counsel under paragraph (2)(b).
History.s. 112, ch. 2019-90; s. 23, ch. 2020-32.