Amendments to the articles of incorporation shall be made in the following manner:
(1) If an institution or Oregon stock savings bank has issued shares of stock:
(a) The board of directors shall adopt a resolution setting forth the proposed amendment and directing that it be submitted to a vote at a meeting of shareholders, which may be either an annual or a special meeting.
(b) Written or printed notice setting forth the proposed amendment or a summary of the changes to be effected shall be given to each shareholder of record entitled to vote within the time and in the manner provided in this chapter for giving notice of meetings of shareholders. If the meeting is an annual meeting, the proposed amendment or such summary may be included in the notice of such annual meeting.
(c) At such meeting, a vote of the shareholders entitled to vote thereon shall be taken on the proposed amendment. The proposed amendment shall be adopted upon receiving the affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of the shares entitled to vote thereon, unless any class of shares is entitled to vote thereon as a class, in which event the proposed amendment shall be adopted upon receiving the affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of the shares of each class of shares entitled to vote thereon as a class and of the total shares entitled to vote thereon.
(2)(a) If an institution or Oregon stock savings bank has not issued any shares of stock, the articles of incorporation may be amended by resolution adopted by a majority of the directors.
(b) If the provisions of the articles of incorporation relating to the duration, purposes, authorized shares, rights or preferences of shares, or internal affairs of the institution or Oregon stock savings bank are amended by the directors prior to the issuance of stock, the directors shall immediately notify in writing each person who is a party to any agreement for the subscription of stock of the institution or Oregon stock savings bank. Such notice shall set forth the text of the amendment and state that the subscriber may, within 30 days after delivery or mailing of the notice of amendment, rescind the subscriber’s subscription by notice in writing delivered or mailed to the directors at an address specified. If a notice of rescission is not delivered or mailed within 30 days, the subscriber may not thereafter assert the fact of the amendment as the basis for avoiding the subscription agreement or asserting any claim against any person.
(3) Any number of amendments may be submitted to the shareholders or directors and voted upon by them at one meeting. [1989 c.324 §11; 1997 c.631 §60]Section: Previous 707.210 707.215 707.220 707.230 707.240 707.242 707.244 707.246 707.248 707.250 707.252 707.254 707.256 707.258 707.260 Next
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