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     35-17-311. Directors -- election -- compensation -- interest in contracts -- vacancies. (1) The affairs of the association must be managed by a board of not less than five directors elected by the members or stockholders from their own number. The bylaws may provide that the territory in which the association has members must be divided into districts and that the directors must be elected according to the districts. In that case, the bylaws must specify the number of directors to be elected by each district, the manner and method of reapportioning the directors, and the manner and method of redistricting the territory covered by the association. The bylaws may provide that primary elections must be held in each district to elect the directors apportioned to the districts, and the result of all primary elections must be ratified by the next regular meeting of the association.
     (2) An association may provide a fair remuneration for the time actually spent by its officers and directors in its service.
     (3) A director during the term of office may not be a party to a contract for profit with the association differing in any way from the business relations accorded regular members or holders of common stock of the association or to any other kind of contract differing from terms generally current in that district.
     (4) When a vacancy on the board of directors occurs, other than by expiration of a term, the remaining members of the board by a majority vote shall fill the vacancy unless the bylaws provide for an election of directors by district. In that case, the board of directors shall immediately call a special meeting of the members or stockholders in that district to fill the vacancy.

     History: En. Sec. 12, Ch. 233, L. 1921; re-en. Sec. 6439, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 6439, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 14-412; amd. Sec. 1333, Ch. 56, L. 2009.

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