§ 1724. Term of office of directors.
(a) General rule.--Each director of a business corporation shall hold office until the expiration of the term for which he was selected and until his successor has been selected and qualified or until his earlier death, resignation or removal. Any director may resign at any time upon written notice to the corporation. The resignation shall be effective upon receipt thereof by the corporation or at such subsequent time as shall be specified in the notice of resignation. Each director shall be selected for the term of office provided in the bylaws, which shall be one year and until his successor has been selected and qualified or until his earlier death, resignation or removal, unless the board is classified as provided by subsection (b). A decrease in the number of directors shall not have the effect of shortening the term of any incumbent director.
(b) Classified board of directors.--Except as otherwise provided in the articles, if the directors are classified in respect of the time for which they shall severally hold office:
(1) Each class shall be as nearly equal in number as possible.
(2) The term of office of at least one class shall expire in each year.
(3) The members of a class shall not be elected for a longer period than four years.
(Dec. 19, 1990, P.L.834, No.198, eff. imd.)
1990 Amendment. Act 198 amended subsec. (b).
Cross References. Section 1724 is referred to in sections 1725, 1726 of this title.Section: Previous 1715 1716 1717 1718 1721 1722 1723 1724 1725 1726 1727 1728 1729 1730 1731 Next
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