17:12B-260. Books and records of capital stock associations; right of inspection
a. Each capital stock association shall keep books and minutes of the proceedings of its stockholders, board and executive committee, if any. The capital stock association shall keep at its principal office a record or records containing the names and addresses of all stockholders, the number, class and series of shares held by each and the dates when they respectively became the owners of record thereof. Any of the foregoing books, minutes or records may be in written form or in any other form capable of being converted into written form within a reasonable time. A capital stock association shall convert into written form without charge any such records in any such form upon the written request of any person entitled to inspect them. In the case of shares of stock of a capital stock association, the records of the holders of such shares may be kept at the office of the capital stock association's transfer agent within or without this State.
b. Any person who shall have been a stockholder of record of a capital stock association for at least 6 months immediately preceding his demand and holding at least 5% of the outstanding shares of any class, upon at least 5 days' written demand shall have the right for any proper purpose to examine in person or by agent or attorney, during usual business hours, the minutes of the proceedings of its stockholders and records of stockholders and to make extracts therefrom, at the places where the same are kept pursuant to subsection a. of this section.
c. Nothing herein contained shall impair the power of the commissioner, upon proof by a stockholder of proper purpose, irrespective of the period of time during which said stockholder shall have been a stockholder of record, and irrespective of the number of shares held by him, to compel the production for examination by such stockholder of the books, minutes and records of stockholders of a capital stock association.
L.1974, c. 137, s. 31, eff. Oct. 23, 1974.
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