§ 1527. Issuance of fractional shares or scrip.
(a) General rule.--A business corporation may but shall not be required to create and issue fractions of a share, either represented by a certificate or uncertificated, which, unless otherwise provided in the articles, shall represent proportional interests in all the voting rights, preferences, limitations and special rights, if any, of full shares. If the corporation creates but does not provide for the issuance of fractions of a share, it shall:
(1) arrange for the disposition of fractional interests by those entitled thereto;
(2) pay in money the fair value of fractions of a share determined at the time and in the manner provided in the plan, amendment or resolution of the board providing for the creation of the fractional interests; or
(3) issue scrip or other evidence of ownership, in registered form (either represented by a certificate or uncertificated) or in bearer form (represented by a certificate), entitling the holder to receive a full share upon the surrender of the scrip or other evidence of ownership aggregating a full share, or the transfer of uncertificated scrip aggregating a full share, but which shall not entitle the holder to exercise any voting right, to receive dividends or to participate in any of the assets of the corporation in the event of liquidation.
(b) Elimination of shares or scrip.--The scrip or other evidence of ownership may be issued subject to the condition that it shall become void if not exchanged for full shares before a specified date, or subject to the condition that the shares for which the scrip or evidence of ownership is exchangeable may be sold and the proceeds thereof distributed to the holders of the scrip or evidence of ownership, or subject to any other conditions that the corporation deems advisable.
(c) Limitation.--The articles may not provide that scrip or other evidence of ownership entitles the holder to exercise any voting right, to receive dividends or to participate in any of the assets of the corporation in the event of liquidation.
(July 9, 2013, P.L.476, No.67, eff. 60 days)
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