CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PROPRIETORS OF COMMON LANDS
NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
Directors and Officers
293-A:8.70 Business Opportunities.
(a) A director's taking advantage, directly or indirectly, of a business opportunity may not be the subject of equitable relief, or give rise to an award of damages or other sanctions against the director, in a proceeding by or in the right of the corporation on the ground that such opportunity should have first been offered to the corporation, if before becoming legally obligated respecting the opportunity the director brings it to the attention of the corporation and:
(1) action by qualified directors disclaiming the corporation's interest in the opportunity is taken in compliance with the procedures set forth in RSA 293-A:8.62, as if the decision being made concerned a director's conflicting interest transaction; or
(2) shareholders' action disclaiming the corporation's interest in the opportunity is taken in compliance with the procedures set forth in RSA 293-A:8.63, as if the decision being made concerned a director's conflicting interest transaction; except that, rather than making "required disclosure" as defined in RSA 293-A:8.60, in each case the director shall have made prior disclosure to those acting on behalf of the corporation of all material facts concerning the business opportunity that are then known to the director.
(b) In any proceeding seeking equitable relief or other remedies based upon an alleged improper taking advantage of a business opportunity by a director, the fact that the director did not employ the procedure described in subsection (a) before taking advantage of the opportunity shall not create an inference that the opportunity should have been first presented to the corporation or alter the burden of proof otherwise applicable to establish that the director breached a duty to the corporation in the circumstances.
Source. 2013, 142:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2014.