2005 Montana Code Annotated - 35-1-115 — General powers.


     35-1-115. General powers. Unless its articles of incorporation provide otherwise, each corporation has perpetual duration and succession in its corporate name and, unless otherwise prohibited by law, has the same powers as an individual to do all things necessary or convenient to carry out its business and affairs, including without limitation, the power:
     (1) to sue and be sued, complain, and defend in its corporate name;
     (2) to have a corporate seal, which may be altered at will, and to use it or a facsimile of the seal by impressing or affixing it or in any other manner reproducing it;
     (3) to make and amend bylaws, consistent with its articles of incorporation or with the laws of this state, for managing the business and regulating the affairs of the corporation;
     (4) to purchase, receive, lease, or otherwise acquire and to own, hold, improve, use, and otherwise deal with real or personal property or any legal or equitable interest in property, wherever located;
     (5) to sell, convey, mortgage, pledge, lease, exchange, and otherwise dispose of all or any part of its property;
     (6) to purchase, receive, subscribe for, or otherwise acquire any other entity; to own, hold, vote, use, sell, mortgage, lend, pledge, or otherwise dispose of any other entity; and to deal in and with shares or other interests in, or obligations of any other entity;
     (7) to make contracts and guarantees; to incur liabilities; to borrow money; to issue its notes, bonds, and other obligations, which, if authorized by the articles of incorporation, may be convertible into or include the option to purchase other securities of the corporation; and to secure any of its obligations by mortgage or pledge of any of its property, franchises, or income;
     (8) to lend money, invest and reinvest its funds, and receive and hold real and personal property as security for repayment;
     (9) to be a promoter, partner, member, associate, or manager of any partnership, joint venture, trust, or other entity;
     (10) to conduct its business, locate offices, and exercise the powers granted by this chapter in the state or out of the state;
     (11) to elect directors and appoint officers, employees, and agents of the corporation; to define their duties; to fix their compensation; and to lend them money and credit;
     (12) to pay pensions and establish pension plans, pension trusts, profit-sharing plans, share bonus plans, share option plans, and benefit or incentive plans for any or all of its current or former directors, officers, employees, and agents;
     (13) to make donations for the public welfare or for charitable, religious, scientific, or educational purposes and, in time of war, to make donations in aid of war activities;
     (14) to transact any lawful business that will aid governmental policy; and
     (15) to make payments or donations or to do any other act that is consistent with law and that furthers the business and affairs of the corporation.

     History: En. Sec. 23, Ch. 368, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 249, L. 1993.

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