2013 Maryland Code
CORPORATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
§ 5-528 - Payment when another business is purchased
(a) If a cooperative purchases the business of another person, it may pay for the purchase in whole or in part by issuing to the seller certificates of indebtedness or shares of its capital stock in an amount which at par value would equal the fair market value of the business purchased.
(b) A transfer to the cooperative of the business at this valuation is equivalent to payment in cash for the stock issued.
(c) The directors of the purchasing cooperative may hold the stock in trust for the seller and dispose of it in a manner mutually satisfactory to the parties in interest. The directors also may pay the proceeds from the stock to the seller as they are received.
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