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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 607
FLORIDA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
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F.S. 607.1202
607.1202 Shareholder approval of certain dispositions.
(1) A corporation may sell, lease, exchange, or otherwise dispose of all, or substantially all, of its property (with or without good will), otherwise than in the usual and regular course of business, on the terms and conditions and for the consideration determined by the corporation’s board of directors, but only if the board of directors proposes and its shareholders approve the proposed transaction.
(2)(a) To obtain the approval of the shareholders under subsection (1), the board of directors must first adopt a resolution approving the disposition, and thereafter, the disposition must also be approved by the corporation’s shareholders.
(b) In submitting the disposition to the shareholders for approval, the board of directors must recommend the proposed transaction to the shareholders of record unless:
1. The board of directors makes a determination that because of conflict of interest or other special circumstances it should not make such a recommendation; or
2. Section 607.0826 applies.
(c) If either subparagraph (b)1. or subparagraph (b)2. applies, the board of directors shall inform the shareholders of the basis for its so proceeding without such recommendation.
(3) The board of directors may set conditions for approval of the disposition or the effectiveness of the disposition.
(4) If the disposition is required to be approved by the shareholders under subsection (1) and if the approval is to be given at the meeting, the corporation shall notify each shareholder, regardless of whether entitled to vote, of the meeting of shareholders at which the disposition is to be submitted for approval. The notice must state that the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider the disposition and shall contain a description of the disposition and the consideration to be received by the corporation. Furthermore, the notice shall contain a clear and concise statement that, if the transaction is effected, shareholders dissenting therefrom are or may be entitled, if they comply with the provisions of this act regarding appraisal rights, to be paid the fair value of their shares and such notice must be accompanied by a copy of ss. 607.1301-607.1340.
(5) Unless this chapter, the articles of incorporation, or the board of directors acting pursuant to subsection (3) requires a greater vote or a greater quorum, the approval of the disposition shall require the approval of the shareholders at a meeting at which a quorum exists consisting of a majority of all the votes entitled to be cast on the disposition.
(6) After a disposition has been approved by the shareholders under this chapter, and at any time before the disposition has been consummated, it may be abandoned by the corporation without action by the shareholders, subject to any contractual rights of other parties to the disposition.
(7) A disposition of assets in the course of dissolution is governed by ss. 607.1401-607.14401 and not by this section.
(8) For purposes of this section, the assets of a direct or indirect consolidated subsidiary shall be deemed to be the assets of the parent corporation.
(9) For purposes of this section, the term “shareholder” includes a beneficial shareholder and a voting trust beneficial owner.
History.s. 117, ch. 89-154; s. 153, ch. 90-179; s. 20, ch. 2003-283; s. 160, ch. 2019-90.