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Corporations Code - CORP

TITLE 1. CORPORATIONS [100 - 14631]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1947, Ch. 1038. )


  ( Heading of Division 1.5 amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 694, Sec. 12. )

CHAPTER 7. Sales of Assets [3100- 3100.]
  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 740, Sec. 12. )


(a) A social purpose corporation may sell, lease, convey, exchange, transfer, or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of its assets when the principal terms of the transaction are approved by the board and are approved by an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the outstanding shares of each class, or a greater vote if required in the articles, regardless of whether that class is entitled to vote thereon by the provisions of the articles, either before or after approval by the board and before the transaction. A transaction constituting a reorganization shall be subject to Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 1200) of Division 1 and Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 3400) of this division and shall not be subject to this section, other than subdivision (d). A transaction constituting a conversion shall be subject to Chapter 11.5 (commencing with Section 1150) of Division 1 and Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 3300) of this division and shall not be subject to this section.

(b) Notwithstanding approval of two-thirds of the outstanding shares, the board may abandon the proposed transaction without further action by the shareholders, subject to the contractual rights, if any, of third parties.

(c) The sale, lease, conveyance, exchange, transfer, or other disposition may be made upon those terms and conditions and for that consideration as the board may deem in the best interests of the social purpose corporation. The consideration may be money, securities, or other property.

(d) If the acquiring party in a transaction pursuant to subdivision (a) or subdivision (g) of Section 2001 is in control of or under common control with the disposing social purpose corporation, the principal terms of the sale shall be approved by at least 90 percent of the voting power of the disposing social purpose corporation unless the disposition is to a domestic or foreign other business entity or social purpose corporation, the articles of incorporation of which specify materially the same purposes, in consideration of the nonredeemable common shares or nonredeemable equity securities of the acquiring party or its parent.

(e) Subdivision (d) shall not apply to a transaction if the Commissioner of Business Oversight, the Insurance Commissioner, or the Public Utilities Commission has approved the terms and conditions of the transaction and the fairness of those terms and conditions pursuant to Section 25142, Section 1209 of the Financial Code, Section 838.5 of the Insurance Code, or Section 822 of the Public Utilities Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 190, Sec. 10. (AB 1517) Effective January 1, 2016.)

CORPCorporations Code - CORP