2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 14A - CORPORATIONS, GENERAL
Section 14A:7-2 - Issuance of shares in classes and series; board action
14A:7-2. Issuance of shares in classes and series; board action
(1) The division of shares into classes and into series within any class or classes, the determination of the designation and the number of shares of any class or series, the determination of the relative rights, preferences and limitations of the shares of any class or series, and any or all of such divisions and determinations, may be accomplished by the original certificate of incorporation or may be accomplished by an amendment or amendments thereto. Such an amendment may be made by any procedure to amend the certificate of incorporation provided for in Chapter 9 of this act or as provided in subsection 14A:7-2(2).
(2) Such an amendment may be made by action of the board if the certificate of incorporation authorizes the board to make such divisions and determinations. Unless otherwise provided in the certificate of incorporation, authority granted to the board to determine the number of shares of any class or series shall be deemed to include the power to increase the number of shares of such class or series previously determined by it, and to decrease such previously determined number of shares to a number not less than that of the shares then outstanding. Upon any such decrease, the affected shares shall continue as part of the authorized shares and shall have such designation and such relative rights, preferences and limitations as they had before the board first acted to include them in such class or series. Unless otherwise provided in the certificate of incorporation, authority granted to the board to determine the relative rights and preferences of any class or series shall be deemed to include the power to determine relative rights and preferences which are prior or subordinate to, or equal with, the shares of any other class or series, whether or not such other shares are issued and outstanding at the time when the board acts to determine such relative rights and preferences. The certificate of incorporation may authorize the board to change the designation or number of shares, or the relative rights, preferences and limitations of the shares, of any theretofore established class or series no shares of which have been issued.
(3) Whenever the board acts under subsection 14A:7-2(2) it shall adopt a resolution setting forth its actions and stating the designation and number of shares, and the relative rights, preferences and limitations of the shares, of each class and series thereby created or with respect to which it has made a determination or change.
(4) Before the issue of any shares of a class or series with respect to which the board has acted under subsection 14A:7-2(2), the corporation shall execute and file in the office of the Secretary of State a certificate of amendment to the certificate of incorporation setting forth
(a) the name of the corporation;
(b) a copy of the resolution of the board required by subsection 14A:7-2(3);
(c) that such resolution was duly adopted by the board and the date of such adoption; and
(d) that the certificate of incorporation is amended so that the designation and number of shares of each class and series acted upon in the resolution, and the relative rights, preferences and limitations of each such class and series, are as stated in the resolution.
L.1968, c.350; amended by L.1973, c. 366, s. 30, eff. May 1, 1974.
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