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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 607
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F.S. 607.0723
607.0723 Shares held by intermediaries and nominees.
(1) A corporation’s board of directors may establish a procedure under which a person on whose behalf shares that are registered in the name of an intermediary or a nominee may elect to be treated by the corporation as the record shareholder by filing with the corporation a beneficial ownership certificate. The terms, conditions, and limitations of such treatment shall be specified in the procedure. To the extent such person is treated under such procedure as having rights or privileges that the record shareholder otherwise would have, the record shareholder may not have those rights or privileges.
(2) The procedure must specify:
(a) The types of intermediaries or nominees to which it applies;
(b) The rights or privileges that the corporation recognizes in a person with respect to whom a beneficial ownership certificate is filed;
(c) The manner in which the procedure is selected, which shall include that the beneficial ownership certificate be signed or assented to by or on behalf of the record shareholder and the person or persons on whose behalf the shares are held;
(d) The information that must be provided when the procedure is selected;
(e) The period for which selection of the procedure is effective;
(f) Requirements for notice to the corporation with respect to the arrangement; and
(g) The form and contents of the beneficial ownership certificate.
(3) The procedure may specify any other aspects of the rights and duties created by the filing of a beneficial ownership certificate.
History.s. 59, ch. 89-154; s. 63, ch. 2019-90.