Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 7. Shareholders

Special Meeting

35-14-702. Special meeting. (1) A corporation shall hold a special meeting of shareholders:

(a) on call of its board of directors or of the person or persons authorized to do so by the articles of incorporation or bylaws; or

(b) if shareholders holding at least 10% of all the votes entitled to be cast on an issue proposed to be considered at the proposed special meeting sign, date, and deliver to the corporation one or more written demands for the meeting describing the purpose or purposes for which it is to be held, provided that the articles of incorporation may fix a lower percentage or a higher percentage, not exceeding 25%, of all the votes entitled to be cast on any issue proposed to be considered. Unless otherwise provided in the articles of incorporation, a written demand for a special meeting may be revoked by a writing to that effect received by the corporation before the receipt by the corporation of demands sufficient in number to require the holding of a special meeting.

(2) If not otherwise fixed under 35-14-703 or 35-14-707, the record date for determining shareholders entitled to demand a special meeting is the first date on which a signed shareholder demand is delivered to the corporation. No written demand for a special meeting is effective unless, within 60 days of the earliest date on which the demand delivered to the corporation as required by this section was signed, written demands signed by shareholders holding at least the percentage of votes specified in or fixed in accordance with subsection (1)(b) have been delivered to the corporation.

(3) Unless the board of directors determines to hold the meeting solely by remote participation in accordance with 35-14-709(3), special meetings of shareholders may be held:

(a) in or out of this state at the place stated in or fixed in accordance with the bylaws; or

(b) if no place is stated in or fixed in accordance with the bylaws, at the corporation's principal office.

(4) Only business within the purpose or purposes described in the meeting notice required by 35-14-705(3) may be conducted at a special meeting of shareholders.

History: En. Sec. 62, Ch. 271, L. 2019; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 34, L. 2021.