2019 US Virgin Islands Code
Title 13 - Corporations and Associations
Chapter 13 - Economic Development Corporations
§ 809. Management of corporation; officers and directors

  • (a) The business and affairs of the corporation shall be managed and conducted by a board of directors, a president, a vice-president, a secretary, a treasurer, and such other officers and such agents as the corporation by its bylaws shall authorize. The board of directors shall consist of such number not less than fifteen (15) nor more than twenty-one (21), as shall be determined in the first instance by the incorporators and thereafter annually by the members and the stockholders of the corporation. The board of directors may exercise all the powers of the corporation except such as are conferred by law or by the bylaws of the corporation upon the stockholders or members and shall choose and appoint all the agents and officers of the corporation and fill all vacancies except vacancies in the office of director, which shall be filled as hereinafter provided. The board of directors shall be elected in the first instance by the incorporators and thereafter at the annual meeting, which annual meeting shall be held during the month of January or, if no annual meeting shall be held in the year of incorporation, then within ninety (90) days after the approval of the articles of incorporation at a special meeting held as provided in this section. At each annual meeting, or at a special meeting held as provided in this section, the members of the corporation shall elect one-third (⅓) of the members of the board of directors; the stockholders shall elect one-third (⅓) of the members of the board and remaining members of the board shall be elected jointly by the members of the corporation and its stockholders; provided, however, that the ratio of member-stockholder representation on the board of directors may be altered if at a special meeting called for such purpose two-thirds (⅔) of all members and two-thirds (⅔) of the stockholders elect to do so. The directors shall hold office until the next annual meeting of the corporation or special meeting held in lieu of the annual meeting after the election and until their successors are elected and qualified unless sooner removed in accordance with the provisions of the bylaws. Any vacancy in the office of a director elected by the members shall be filled by the directors elected by the members, and any vacancy in the office of a director elected by the stockholders shall be filled by the directors elected by the stockholders.

  • (b) Directors and officers shall not be responsible for losses unless the same shall have been occasioned by the willful misconduct of such directors and officers.

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