2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 180. Business corporations.
180.1824 Irrevocable proxies.


180.1824 Irrevocable proxies.


(1) A shareholder in a statutory close corporation may execute a proxy which is irrevocable for the period specified in the proxy when it is held by any of the following or a nominee of any of the following:


(a) A pledgee of shares.


(b) A person who has purchased or agreed to purchase or holds an option to purchase the shares or a person who has sold a portion of the person's shares in the corporation to the maker of the proxy.


(c) A creditor of the corporation or the shareholder who extended or continued credit to the corporation or the shareholder in consideration of the proxy if the proxy states that it was given in consideration of the extension or continuation of credit and the name of the person extending or continuing credit.


(d) A person who has contracted to perform services as an employee of the corporation, if a proxy is required by the contract of employment and if the proxy states that it was given in consideration of such contract of employment, the name of the employee and the period of employment contracted for.


(e) A person, including an arbitrator, designated by or under a shareholders' agreement authorized by s. 180.1823.


(2) Regardless of the period of irrevocability specified in a proxy executed under sub. (1), the proxy becomes revocable when the pledge is redeemed, the option or agreement to purchase is terminated or the seller no longer owns any shares of the corporation or dies, the debt of the corporation or the shareholder is paid, the period of employment provided for in the contract of employment has terminated or the shareholders' agreement has terminated.


(3) In addition to sub. (1), a proxy given to secure the performance of a duty or to protect a title, either legal or equitable, may be irrevocable until the happening of events which, under the terms of the proxy agreement, discharge the obligations secured by it.


(4) A proxy may be revoked, regardless of a provision making it irrevocable, by a purchaser of shares without actual knowledge of the existence of the provision, unless the existence of the proxy and its irrevocability appears on the certificate representing the shares.

180.1824 - ANNOT.

History: 1989 a. 303.

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