2010 Arkansas Code
4-26-715. Books and records -- Examination.
Title 4 - Business and Commercial Law
Subtitle 3 - Corporations And Associations
Chapter 26 - Business Corporations Generally
Subchapter 7 - Shareholders
§ 4-26-715 - Books and records -- Examination.
(a) Each corporation shall keep correct and complete books and records of account and shall keep minutes of the proceedings of its shareholders and board of directors and shall keep at its registered office or principal place of business in this state, or at the office of its transfer agent or registrar in this state, a record of its shareholders, giving the names and addresses of all shareholders and the number and class of the shares held by each.
(b) Any person who shall have been a shareholder of record for at least six (6) months immediately preceding his demand, upon written demand stating the purpose thereof, shall have the right to examine, in person or by agent or attorney, at any reasonable time, for any proper purpose, its books and records of account, minutes, and record of shareholders and to make extracts therefrom.
(c) (1) Upon refusal by the corporation or by an officer or agent of the corporation to permit an inspection of the corporation's books, records of account, minutes, or record of shareholders, the person making demand for inspection may file a civil action in the circuit court of the county in which the corporation maintains either its principal place of business or its registered office for the purpose of securing an order of the court directing the corporation, its officers, and agents to permit the requested inspection.
(2) The proceeding shall be advanced upon the docket of the court; and the court shall hear the parties summarily, by affidavit or otherwise.
(3) If the applicant establishes that he is qualified and entitled to the inspection, the court shall grant an order permitting the inspection, subject to any limitations which the court may prescribe; and the court may grant such other relief as to the court may seem just and proper.
(4) The court may deny or restrict inspection if it finds that the shareholder has improperly used information secured through any prior examination of the books and records of accounts or minutes or record of shareholders of the corporation or of any other corporation, or that he was not acting in good faith or for a proper purpose in making his demand.
(d) Upon the written request of any shareholder of a corporation, the corporation shall mail to the shareholder its most recent financial statements showing in reasonable detail its assets and liabilities and the results of its operations.
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