2016 Georgia Code
Title 14 - Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations
Chapter 3 - Nonprofit Corporations
Article 11 - Merger
§ 14-3-1102. Merger without court approval; notice to Attorney General; receipt or retention by member of anything resulting from merger
(a) Without the prior approval of the superior court in a proceeding of which the Attorney General has been given written notice, a corporation described in paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of Code Section 14-3-1302 may merge with a corporation or foreign corporation or other entity, provided that:
(1) The corporation or entity which is the surviving corporation or entity is a corporation or entity described in paragraph (2) of subsection (a) in Code Section 14-3-1302 after the merger; or
(2)(A) On or prior to the effective date of the merger, assets with a value equal to the greater of the fair market value of the net tangible and intangible assets including good will of the corporation or the fair market value of the corporation if it were to be operated as a business concern are transferred or conveyed to one or more persons who would have received its assets under subsection (b) of Code Section 14-3-1403 had it dissolved;
(B) It shall return, transfer, or convey any assets held by it upon condition requiring return, transfer, or conveyance, which condition occurs by reason of the merger, in accordance with such condition; and
(C) The merger is approved by a majority of directors of the corporation who are not and will not become members or shareholders in or officers, employees, agents, or consultants of the surviving corporation or entity.
(b) At least 30 days before consummation of any merger of a corporation pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this Code section, notice, including a copy of the proposed plan of merger, must be delivered to the Attorney General.
(c) Without the prior approval of the superior court in a proceeding in which the Attorney General has been given notice, no member of a corporation described in paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of Code Section 14-3-1302 may receive or keep anything as a result of a merger other than membership in the surviving corporation or entity. The court shall approve the transaction if it is in the public interest.
(d) For purposes of this Code section, the definitions contained in Code Section 14-3-1108 shall be applicable.
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