2007 ORS 62.623¹
Effect of merger

(1) When a merger involving a cooperative takes effect:

(a) Every other business entity that is a party to the merger merges into the surviving business entity, and the separate existence of every other party ceases;

(b) Title to all real estate and other property owned by each of the business entities that were parties to the merger is vested in the surviving business entity without reversion or impairment;

(c) All obligations of each of the business entities that were parties to the merger, including, without limitation, contractual, tort, statutory and administrative obligations, are obligations of the surviving business entity;

(d) An action or proceeding pending against each of the business entities that were parties to the merger may be continued as if the merger had not occurred, or the surviving business entity may be substituted as a party to the action or proceeding;

(e) If a cooperative is the surviving business entity, its articles of incorporation are amended to the extent provided in the plan of merger;

(f) The shares or other ownership interests of each shareholder or other owner that are to be converted into shares or other ownership interests or obligations of the surviving business entity or any other business entity, or into cash or other property, are converted as provided in the plan of merger;

(g) Liability of an owner for obligations of a business entity that is a party to the merger shall be determined:

(A) As to obligations incurred by the business entity prior to merger, according to the status of the owner prior to merger; and

(B) As to obligations incurred by the business entity after merger, according to the status of the owner after merger, except as provided in paragraph (h) of this subsection;

(h) If prior to merger an owner of a business entity was a partner of a partnership or general partner of a limited partnership and was personally liable for the business entity’s obligations, and after merger is an owner normally protected from personal liability, then such owner shall continue to be personally liable for the business entity’s obligations incurred during the 12 months following merger, if the other party or parties to the transaction reasonably believed that the owner would be personally liable and had not received notice of the merger; and

(i) The registration of an assumed business name of a business entity under ORS chapter 648 shall continue as the assumed business name of the surviving business entity.

(2) Owners of the business entities that merged are entitled to the rights provided in the plan of merger and, in the case of owners of business entities other than cooperatives, the rights provided in the statutes applicable to that business entity, including, without limitation, any rights to dissent, to dissociate, to withdraw, to recover for breach of any duty or obligation owed by the other owners, and to obtain an appraisal or payment for the value of an owner’s interest. [Formerly 62.620]

Chapter 62

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Homestead as applied to a shareholder-tenant in a co­op­er­a­tive apart­ment, (1971) Vol 35, p 897

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 62—Cooperatives, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­062.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 62, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­062ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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