Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 14. Dissolution

Dissolution By Board Of Directors And Shareholders

35-14-1402. Dissolution by board of directors and shareholders. (1) The board of directors may propose dissolution for submission to the shareholders by first adopting a resolution authorizing the dissolution.

(2) (a) For a proposal to dissolve to be adopted, it must then be approved by the shareholders. In submitting the proposal to dissolve to the shareholders for approval, the board of directors shall recommend that the shareholders approve the dissolution unless:

(i) the board of directors determines that because of conflict of interest or other special circumstances it should make no recommendation; or

(ii) 35-14-826 applies.

(b) If either subsection (2)(a)(i) or (2)(a)(ii) of this section applies, the board shall inform the shareholders of the basis for its determination.

(3) The board of directors may set conditions for the approval of the proposal for dissolution by shareholders or for the effectiveness of the dissolution.

(4) If the approval of the shareholders is to be given at a meeting, the corporation shall notify each shareholder, regardless of whether entitled to vote, of the meeting of shareholders at which the dissolution is to be submitted for approval. The notice must state that the purpose or one of the purposes of the meeting is to consider dissolving the corporation.

(5) Unless the articles of incorporation require a greater vote or a lesser vote, approval of the dissolution requires the approval of a majority of the votes entitled to be cast on the dissolution and, if any class or series of shares is entitled to vote as a separate group on the dissolution, the approval of a majority of the votes entitled to be cast on the dissolution by that voting group. The articles of incorporation may not provide a lower quorum for a voting group than shares representing a majority of the votes entitled to be cast on the matter by the voting group or a lesser vote for a voting group than is provided for in 35-14-725(3).

History: En. Sec. 185, Ch. 271, L. 2019.