2018 Iowa Code
Section 504.811 - Vacancy on board.

Universal Citation: IA Code § 504.811 (2018)


Vacancy on board.

1. Unless the articles or bylaws of a corporation provide otherwise, and except as provided in subsections 2 and 3, if a vacancy occurs on the board of directors, including a vacancy resulting from an increase in the number of directors, any of the following may occur:

a. The members, if any, may fill the vacancy. If the vacant office was held by a director elected by a class, chapter, or other organizational unit or by region or other geographic grouping, only members of the class, chapter, unit, or grouping are entitled to vote to fill the vacancy if it is filled by the members.

b. The board of directors may fill the vacancy.

c. If the directors remaining in office constitute fewer than a quorum of the board, they may fill the vacancy by the affirmative vote of a majority of all the directors remaining in office.

2. Unless the articles or bylaws provide otherwise, if a vacant office was held by an appointed director, only the person who appointed the director may fill the vacancy.

3. If a vacant office was held by a designated director, the vacancy shall be filled as provided in the articles or bylaws. In the absence of an applicable article or bylaw provision, the vacancy shall be filled by the board.

4. A vacancy that will occur at a specific later date by reason of a resignation effective at a later date under section 504.807, subsection 2, or otherwise, may be filled before the vacancy occurs, but the new director shall not take office until the vacancy occurs.

2004 Acts, ch 1049, ยง82, 192

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