2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 17 - Corporations, Partnerships and Associations
Chapter 16 - Wyoming Business Corporation Act
Article 16 - Records and Reports
Section 17-16-1602 - Inspection of Records by Shareholders.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 17-16-1602 (2021)

17-16-1602. Inspection of records by shareholders.

(a) A shareholder of a corporation is entitled to inspect and copy, during regular business hours at the corporation's principal office, any of the records of the corporation described in W.S. 17-16-1601(e) if the shareholder gives the corporation written notice of the shareholder's demand at least five (5) business days before the date on which the shareholder wishes to inspect and copy.

(b) A shareholder who has been of record for at least six (6) months immediately preceding his demand and who shall be the holder of record of at least five percent (5%) of all the outstanding shares of a corporation is entitled to inspect and copy, during regular business hours at a reasonable location specified by the corporation, any of the following records of the corporation if the shareholder meets the requirements of subsection (c) of this section and gives the corporation written notice of the shareholder's demand at least five (5) business days before the date on which the shareholder wishes to inspect and copy:

(i) Excerpts from minutes of any meeting of the board of directors, records of any action of a committee of the board of directors while acting in place of the board of directors on behalf of the corporation, minutes of any meeting of the shareholders, and records of action taken by the shareholders or board of directors without a meeting, to the extent not subject to inspection under W.S. 17-16-1602(a);

(ii) Accounting records of the corporation; and

(iii) The record of shareholders.

(c) A shareholder may inspect and copy the records described in subsection (b) of this section only if:

(i) The shareholder's demand is made in good faith and for a proper purpose;

(ii) The shareholder describes with reasonable particularity his purpose and the records he desires to inspect; and

(iii) The records are directly connected with the shareholder's purpose.

(d) The right of inspection granted by this section may not be abolished or limited, but may be expanded, by a corporation's articles of incorporation or bylaws.

(e) This section does not affect:

(i) The right of a shareholder to inspect records under W.S. 17-16-720 or, if the shareholder is in litigation with the corporation, to the same extent as any other litigant; or

(ii) The power of a court, independently of this act, to compel the production of corporate records for examination.

(f) For purposes of this section, "shareholder" includes a beneficial owner whose shares are held in a voting trust or by a nominee on his behalf.

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