TITLE XXVII
CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PROPRIETORS OF COMMON LANDS

CHAPTER 293-A
NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT

Directors and Officers

Section 293-A:8.33

    293-A:8.33 Directors' Liability for Unlawful Distributions. –
(a) A director who votes for or assents to a distribution in excess of what may be authorized and made pursuant to RSA 293-A:6.40(a) or RSA 293-A:14.09(a) is personally liable to the corporation for the amount of the distribution that exceeds what could have been distributed without violating RSA 293-A:6.40(a) or RSA 293-A:14.09(a) if the party asserting liability establishes that when taking the action the director did not comply with RSA 293-A:8.30.
(b) A director held liable under subsection (a) for an unlawful distribution is entitled to:
(1) contribution from every other director who could be held liable under subsection (a) for the unlawful distribution; and
(2) recoupment from each shareholder of the pro-rata portion of the amount of the unlawful distribution the shareholder accepted, knowing the distribution was made in violation of RSA 293-A:6.40(a) or RSA 293-A:14.09(a).
(c) A proceeding to enforce:
(1) the liability of a director under subsection (a) is barred unless it is commenced within 2 years after the date: (i) on which the effect of the distribution was measured under RSA 293-A:6.40(e) or (g); (ii) as of which the violation of RSA 293-A:6.40(a) occurred as the consequence of disregard of a restriction in the articles of incorporation; or (iii) on which the distribution of assets to shareholders under RSA 293-A:14.09(a) was made; or
(2) contribution or recoupment under subsection (b) is barred unless it is commenced within one year after the liability of the claimant has been finally adjudicated under subsection (a).

Source. 2013, 142:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2014.