2013 Maryland Code
§ 3-412 - Distributions to stockholders in voluntary dissolution

MD Corp & Assn Code § 3-412 (2013) What's This?


(a) If a Maryland corporation is voluntarily dissolved and assets are available for distribution to stockholders, the directors or receiver may notify the stockholders to prove their interests within a specified time at least 60 days after the date of the notice. The notice shall be mailed to each stockholder at his address as it appears on the records of the corporation and published at least once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county in which the principal office of the corporation is located. The date of the notice is the later of the date of mailing or the date of first publication.

(b) After the expiration of the time specified in the notice, the directors or receiver may distribute to each stockholder who has proved his interest his proportionate share of the assets, reserving the shares of those who have not proved their interests. Thereafter, the directors or receiver may incur reasonable expenses in locating the remaining stockholders and securing proof of interests from them and may charge the expenses against the funds undistributed at the time the expenses are incurred. From time to time the directors or receiver may distribute a proportionate share to any stockholder who has proved his interest since the prior distribution.

(c) No earlier than three years from the date of the original notice, the directors or receiver may distribute all surplus assets remaining under his control to those stockholders who have proved their interests and are entitled to distribution. After final distribution, the interest of any stockholder who has not proved his interest is forever barred and foreclosed.

(d) (1) Any assets remaining unclaimed 60 days after the final distribution, whether through failure or inability of the postal authorities to deliver the distribution checks or for any other reason is presumed abandoned and shall be reported to the abandoned property unit of the State Comptroller’s office in accordance with Title 17 of the Commercial Law Article, the Maryland Uniform Disposition of Abandoned Property Act.

(2) The directors or receiver are released and discharged from all further liability in the matter on payment or delivery of all unclaimed assets to the abandoned property unit of the State Comptroller’s office.

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