2022 Code of Alabama
Title 10A - Alabama Business and Nonprofit Entities Code.
Chapter 2A - Alabama Business Corporation Law.
Article 7 - Stockholders.
Division B - Voting.
Section 10A-2A-7.21 - Voting Entitlement of Stock.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 10A-2A-7.21 (2022)

Section 10A-2A-7.21

Voting entitlement of stock.

(a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (d) or unless the certificate of incorporation provides otherwise, each outstanding share of stock, regardless of class or series, is entitled to one vote on each matter voted on at a stockholders' meeting. Only stock is entitled to vote.

(b) Stock of a corporation is not entitled to vote if it is owned by or otherwise belongs to the corporation directly, or indirectly through an entity of which a majority of the voting power is held directly or indirectly by the corporation or which is otherwise controlled by the corporation.

(c) Stock held by the corporation in a fiduciary capacity for the benefit of any person is entitled to vote unless it is held for the benefit of, or otherwise belongs to, the corporation directly, or indirectly through an entity of which a majority of the voting power is held directly or indirectly by the corporation or which is otherwise controlled by the corporation.

(d) Redeemable stock is not entitled to vote after delivery of written notice of redemption is effective and a sum sufficient to redeem the stock has been deposited with a bank, trust company, or other financial institution under an irrevocable obligation to pay the holders the redemption price on surrender of the stock.

(e) For purposes of this section, "voting power" means the current power to vote in the election of directors of a corporation or to elect, select, or appoint governing persons of another entity.

(Act 2019-94, §1.)

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