2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 14A - CORPORATIONS, GENERAL
Section 14A:10-11 - Sale or other disposition of assets other than in regular course of business


NJ Rev Stat § 14A:10-11 (2013) What's This?

14A:10-11.Sale or other disposition of assets other than in regular course of business
14A:10-11. Sale or other disposition of assets other than in regular course of business.

(1) A sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition of all, or substantially all, the assets of a corporation, if not in the usual and regular course of its business as conducted by such corporation, may be made upon such terms and conditions and for such consideration, which may consist in whole or in part of money or property, real or personal, including shares, bonds, or other securities of any other corporation, domestic or foreign, as may be authorized in the following manner:

(a) The board shall recommend such sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition and direct that it be submitted to a vote at a meeting of shareholders.

(b) Written notice shall be given not less than 20 nor more than 60 days before such meeting to each shareholder of record, whether or not entitled to vote at such meeting, in the manner provided in this act for the giving of notice of meetings of shareholders. Such notice shall include, or shall be accompanied by

(i)a statement summarizing the principal terms of the proposed transaction; and (ii) a statement informing shareholders who, under Chapter 11 of this act, are entitled to dissent, that they have the right to dissent and to be paid the fair value of their shares and outlining briefly, with particular reference to the time periods within which actions must be taken, the procedures set forth in Chapter 11 of this act with which they must comply in order to assert and enforce such right.

(c) At such meeting the shareholders may approve such sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition and may fix, or may authorize the board to fix, any or all of the terms and conditions thereof and the consideration to be received by the corporation therefor. Such sale, lease, exchange or other disposition shall be approved upon receiving the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by the holders of shares entitled to vote thereon, and, in addition, if any class or series of shares is entitled to vote thereon as a class, the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast in each class vote; except that, in the case of a corporation organized prior to January 1, 1969, the sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition shall be approved upon receiving the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the votes so cast.

(d) Subject to the provisions of section 14A:5-12, a corporation organized prior to January 1, 1969, may adopt the majority voting requirements prescribed in paragraph 14A:10-11(1)(c) by an amendment of its certificate of incorporation adopted by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the votes cast by the holders of shares entitled to vote thereon.

(2) Notwithstanding such approval or authorization by the shareholders, the board may abandon such sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition of assets, subject to the rights of third parties under any contracts relating thereto, without further action by the shareholders.

(3) The sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition of all, or substantially all, the assets of one or more subsidiaries of a corporation, if not in the usual and regular course of business as conducted by such subsidiary or subsidiaries, shall be treated as a disposition within the meaning of subsection 14A:10-11(1) if the subsidiary or subsidiaries constitute all, or substantially all, the assets of the corporation.

(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, a parent corporation may, upon such terms and conditions and for such consideration as may be determined by its board, transfer any or all of its assets to any corporation, all of the outstanding shares of which are owned, directly or indirectly, by the parent corporation, and, unless the certificate of incorporation of the parent corporation otherwise requires, no approval or authorization by the shareholders of the parent corporation shall be required.

L.1968, c.350; amended 1973,c.366,s.58; 1988,c.94,s.61; 1995,c.279,s.16.


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