35-1-523. Shareholders' list for meeting. (1) After fixing a record date for a meeting, a corporation shall prepare an alphabetical list of the names of all its shareholders who are entitled to notice of a shareholders' meeting. The list must:
(a) be arranged by voting group, and within each voting group by class or series of shares; and
(b) show the address of and number of shares held by each shareholder.
(2) The shareholders' list must be available for inspection by any shareholder, beginning 2 business days after notice is given of the meeting for which the list was prepared and continuing through the meeting, at the corporation's principal office or at a place identified in the meeting notice in the city where the meeting will be held. A shareholder or a shareholder's agent or attorney is entitled on written demand to inspect and, subject to the requirements of 35-1-1107(3), to copy the list, during regular business hours and at that shareholder's expense, during the period it is available for inspection.
(3) The corporation shall make the shareholders' list available at the meeting, and any shareholder or the shareholder's agent or attorney is entitled to inspect the list at any time during the meeting or any adjournment.
(4) If the corporation refuses to allow a shareholder or the shareholder's agent or attorney to inspect the shareholders' list before or at the meeting or to copy the list as permitted by subsection (2), on application of the shareholder, the district court of the county where a corporation's principal office is located or, if the principal office is not located in this state, in Lewis and Clark County may summarily order the inspection or copying at the corporation's expense and may provide recovery to a shareholder for costs, including reasonable attorney fees, in bringing the action.
(5) Refusal or failure to prepare or make available the shareholders' list does not affect the validity of action taken at the meeting.
History: En. Sec. 56, Ch. 368, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 24, Ch. 240, L. 2007.