Section: Acts done, rights acquired, etc., under repealed acts not affected by repeal
a. A sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition of all, or substantially all, the assets of a corporation, if not in the usual and regular course of its activities as conducted by the corporation, may be made upon terms and conditions and for a consideration, which may consist in whole or in part of money or property, real or personal, including shares, bonds or other securities of any corporation, domestic or foreign, or any corporate business entity as may be authorized in the following manner:
(1) If the corporation is without members entitled to vote thereon, the board shall adopt a resolution authorizing the sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition by a vote of not less than two-thirds of the trustees present.
(2) If the corporation has members entitled to vote thereon:
(a) The board shall recommend such sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition and direct that it be submitted to a vote at a meeting of members;
(b) Written notice shall be given not less than 20 nor more than 60 days before the meeting to each member of record, whether or not entitled to vote at the meeting, in the manner provided in this act for the giving of notice of meetings of members, and the notice shall include, or shall be accompanied by a statement summarizing the principal terms of the proposed transaction;
(c) At the meeting the members may approve the sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition and may fix, or may authorize the board to fix, any or all of the terms and conditions thereof and the consideration to be received by the corporation therefor; the sale, lease, exchange or other disposition shall be approved upon receiving the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the votes cast by the members entitled to vote thereon, and, if any class of shares is entitled to vote thereon as a class, the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the votes cast in each class vote; and the voting requirement of this paragraph shall be subject to such greater or lesser requirements as are adopted pursuant to section 15A:5-12.
b. Notwithstanding the approval or authorization by the members, the board may abandon the sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition of assets, subject to the rights of third parties under any contracts relating thereto, without further action by the members.
c. The sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition of all, or substantially all, the assets of one or more subsidiaries of a corporation, if not in the usual and regular course of activities as conducted by the subsidiary or subsidiaries, shall be treated as a disposition within the meaning of subsection a. of this section if the subsidiary or subsidiaries constitute all, or substantially all, the assets of the corporation.
L.1983, c. 127, s. 15A:10-11, eff. Oct. 1, 1983.
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