15 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes § 1552 - Power Of Corporation To Acquire Its Own Shares

§ 1552. Power of corporation to acquire its own shares.

(a) General rule.--A business corporation shall have the power to acquire its own shares. If the articles provide that shares acquired by the corporation shall not be reissued, the authorized shares of the class shall be reduced by the number of shares acquired. In any other case the shares acquired shall be deemed to be issued but not outstanding, except that, unless otherwise provided in the bylaws, the board may, by resolution, restore any or all of the previously issued shares of the corporation owned by it to the status of authorized but unissued shares.

(b) Security for acquisition.--In connection with an acquisition by a corporation of its shares, the corporation may grant a security interest in the acquired shares to secure an obligation to pay for the acquisition. A share shall not be canceled on the books of the corporation until the obligation of the corporation secured by the share is fully paid or discharged.

(c) Application of distribution tests.--A corporation may acquire or agree to acquire its shares, even though the acquisition would violate section 1551 (relating to distributions to shareholders), if payment of all or part of the purchase price is deferred until the payment would not violate that section.

(d) Cross reference.--See section 1914(c)(2) (relating to adoption by board of directors).

(July 9, 2013, P.L.476, No.67, eff. 60 days)

2013 Amendment. Act 67 relettered former subsec. (b) to present subsec. (d) and added subsecs. (b) and (c).

Cross References. Section 1552 is referred to in section 1914 of this title.

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