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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 607
FLORIDA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
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F.S. 607.0851
607.0851 Permissible indemnification.
(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section and in s. 607.0859, and not in limitation of indemnification allowed under s. 607.0858(1), a corporation may indemnify an individual who is a party to a proceeding because the individual is or was a director or officer against liability incurred in the proceeding if:
(a) The director or officer acted in good faith;
(b) The director or officer acted in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the best interests of the corporation; and
(c) In the case of any criminal proceeding, the director or officer had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful.
(2) The conduct of a director or officer with respect to an employee benefit plan for a purpose the director or officer reasonably believed to be in the best interests of the participants in, and the beneficiaries of, the plan is conduct that satisfies the requirement of paragraph (1)(b).
(3) The termination of a proceeding by judgment, order, settlement, or conviction, or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, does not, of itself, create a presumption that the director or officer did not meet the relevant standard of conduct described in this section.
(4) Unless ordered by a court under s. 607.0854(1)(c), a corporation may not indemnify a director or an officer in connection with a proceeding by or in the right of the corporation except for expenses and amounts paid in settlement not exceeding, in the judgment of the board of directors, the estimated expense of litigating the proceeding to conclusion, actually and reasonably incurred in connection with the defense or settlement of such proceeding, including any appeal thereof, where such person acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the best interests of the corporation.
History.s. 108, ch. 2019-90.