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Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 607
FLORIDA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
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F.S. 607.1104
607.1104 Merger between parent and subsidiary or between subsidiaries.
(1)(a) A domestic or foreign parent eligible entity that owns shares of a domestic corporation which carry at least 80 percent of the voting power of each class and series of the outstanding shares of the subsidiary may:
1. Merge the subsidiary into itself, if it is a domestic or foreign eligible entity, or into another domestic or foreign eligible entity in which the parent eligible entity owns at least 80 percent of the voting power of each class and series of the outstanding shares or eligible interests that have voting power; or
2. Merge itself, if it is a domestic or foreign eligible entity, into such subsidiary.
(b) Mergers under subparagraphs (a)1. and 2. do not require the approval of the board of directors or shareholders of the subsidiary unless the articles of incorporation or organic rules of the parent eligible entity or the articles of incorporation of the subsidiary otherwise provide. Section 607.1103(9) applies to a merger under this section. The articles of merger relating to a merger under this section do not need to be signed by the subsidiary.
(2) The parent shall, within 10 days after the effective date of a merger approved under subsection (1), notify each of the subsidiary‚Äôs shareholders that the merger has become effective.
(3) Except as provided for in subsections (1) and (2), a merger between a parent eligible entity and a domestic subsidiary corporation shall be governed by the provisions of ss. 607.1101-607.1107 that are applicable to mergers generally.
History.s. 112, ch. 89-154; s. 33, ch. 93-281; s. 17, ch. 2003-283; s. 136, ch. 2019-90.