Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 7. Shareholders

Court-Ordered Meeting

35-14-703. Court-ordered meeting. (1) The district court of the county where a corporation's principal office is located or, if its principal office is not located in this state, of the first judicial district may summarily order a meeting to be held:

(a) on application of any shareholder of the corporation if an annual meeting was not held or action by written consent in lieu of an annual meeting did not become effective within the earlier of 6 months after the end of the corporation's fiscal year or 15 months after its last annual meeting; or

(b) on application of one or more shareholders who signed a demand for a special meeting valid under 35-14-702 if:

(i) notice of the special meeting was not given within 30 days after the first day on which the requisite number of demands was delivered to the corporation; or

(ii) the special meeting was not held in accordance with the notice.

(2) The court may fix the time and place of the meeting, determine the shares entitled to participate in the meeting, specify a record date or dates for determining shareholders entitled to notice of and to vote at the meeting, prescribe the form and content of the meeting notice, fix the quorum required for specific matters to be considered at the meeting or direct that the shares represented at the meeting constitute a quorum for action on those matters, and enter other orders necessary to accomplish the purpose or purposes of the meeting.

(3) For purposes of subsection (1)(a), "shareholder" means a record shareholder, a beneficial shareholder, and an unrestricted voting trust beneficial owner.

History: En. Sec. 63, Ch. 271, L. 2019.