Section: Words and phrases defined
14A:9-2. Procedure to amend certificate of incorporation.
(1) Before the organization meeting of the board, the incorporators may amend the certificate of incorporation by complying with subsection 14A:9-4(1).
(2) Amendment of the certificate of incorporation by action of the board is provided for in subsection 14A:4-3(1), subsection 14A:5-21(4), subsection 14A:7-2(4), subsection 14A:7-9(4), subsection 14A:7-15.1(3), and subsections 14A:7-18(1) and 14A:7-18(4). Amendment of the certificate of incorporation by action of the registered agent to change the registered office is provided for in subsection 14A:4-3(3).
(3) An amendment of the certificate of incorporation pursuant to a plan of merger may be made in the manner provided in Chapter 10 of this act.
(4) All other amendments of the certificate of incorporation shall be made in the following manner:
(a) The board shall approve the proposed amendment and direct that it be submitted to a vote at a meeting of the shareholders.
(b) Written notice setting forth the proposed amendment or a summary of the changes to be effected thereby shall be given to each shareholder of record entitled to vote thereon within the time and in the manner provided in this act for the giving of notice of meetings of shareholders.
(c) At such meeting a vote of shareholders entitled to vote thereon shall be taken on the proposed amendment. The proposed amendment shall be adopted upon receiving the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by the holders of shares entitled to vote thereon and, in addition, if any class or series of shares is entitled to vote thereon as a class, the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast in each class vote; except that, in the case of a corporation organized prior to January 1, 1969, the proposed amendment shall be adopted upon receiving the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the votes so cast. The voting requirements of this section shall be subject to such greater requirements as are provided in this act for specific amendments, or as may be provided in the certificate of incorporation.
(d) Subject to the provisions of section 14A:5-12, a corporation organized prior to January 1, 1969 may adopt the majority voting requirements prescribed in paragraph 14A:9-2(4)(c) by amendment of its certificate of incorporation adopted by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the votes cast by the holders of shares entitled to vote thereon.
(e) Any number of amendments may be acted upon at one meeting.
(f) Upon adoption, a certificate of amendment shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State as provided in section 14A:9-4.
L.1968, c.350; amended 1973,c.366,s.47; 1988,c.94,s.53; 1995,c.279,s.11.
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