CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PROPRIETORS OF COMMON LANDS
NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
Amendment of Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
293-A:10.03 Amendment by Board of Directors and Shareholders.
If a corporation has issued shares, an amendment to the articles of incorporation shall be adopted in the following manner:
(a) The proposed amendment must be adopted by the board of directors.
(b) Except as provided in RSA 293-A:10.05, RSA 293-A:10.07, and RSA 293-A:10.08, after adopting the proposed amendment the board of directors must submit the amendment to the shareholders for their approval. The board of directors must also submit to the shareholders a recommendation that the shareholders approve the amendment, unless (i) the board of directors makes a determination that because of conflicts of interest or other special circumstances it should not make such a recommendation, or (ii) RSA 293-A:8.26 applies. If (i) or (ii) applies, the board must describe to the shareholders with reasonable specificity the basis for so proceeding.
(c) The board of directors may condition its recommendation of the amendment to the shareholders on any basis.
(d) If the amendment is required to be approved by the shareholders, and the approval is to be given at a meeting, the corporation must notify each shareholder, whether or not entitled to vote, of the meeting of shareholders at which the amendment is to be submitted for approval. The notice must state that the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider the amendment and must contain or be accompanied by a copy of the proposed amendment.
(e) Unless the articles of incorporation, or the board of directors acting pursuant to subsection (c), require a greater vote or a greater number of shares to be present, approval of the amendment shall require the approval of the shareholders at a meeting at which a quorum consisting of at least a majority of the votes entitled to be cast on the amendment exists, and, if any class or series of shares is entitled to vote as a separate group on the amendment, except as provided in RSA 291-A:10.04(c), the approval of each such separate voting group at a meeting at which a quorum of the voting group consisting of at least a majority of the votes entitled to be cast on the amendment by that voting group exists.
Source. 2013, 142:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2014.