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Section: Classification and arrangement; effect on construction

Statute: 14A:6-5

(1) Unless otherwise provided in the certificate of incorporation or the by-laws, any directorship not filled at the annual meeting, any vacancy, however caused, occurring in the board, and newly created directorships resulting from an increase in the authorized number of directors may be filled by the affirmative vote of a majority of the remaining directors even though less than a quorum of the board, or by a sole remaining director. A director so elected by the board shall hold office until the next succeeding annual meeting of shareholders and until his successor shall have been elected and qualified. (2) Unless otherwise provided in the certificate of incorporation or by-laws, when one or more directors shall resign from the board effective at a future date, a majority of the directors, then in office, including those who have so resigned, shall have power to fill such vacancy or vacancies, the vote thereon to take effect when such resignation or resignations shall become effective, and each director so chosen shall hold office as herein provided in the filling of other vacancies. (3) Any directorship not filled by the board may be filled by the shareholders at an annual meeting or at a special meeting of shareholders called for that purpose. (4) If by reason of death, resignation or other cause a corporation has no directors in office, any shareholder or the executor or administrator of a deceased shareholder may call a special meeting of shareholders for the election of directors and, over his own signature, shall give notice of said meeting in accordance with section 14A:5-4 except to the extent that such notice is waived pursuant to section 14A:5-5. L.1968, c.350; amended 1988,c.94,s.27.

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