2017 ORS 60.157¹
Share rights, options, warrants and other equity compensation
  • designation by officers

(1) A corporation may issue rights, options or warrants for purchasing shares of the corporation. The board of directors shall determine the terms upon which the corporation issues the rights, options or warrants. The board shall also determine the form and content of the rights, options and warrants and the consideration for which the shares are to be issued.

(2) Rights, options or warrants issued to the holders of all shares of any class do not conflict with the provisions of ORS 60.131 (Authorized shares) (1) if the terms and conditions of the rights, options or warrants include restrictions or conditions that:

(a) Preclude or limit a person’s exercising, transferring or receiving rights, options or warrants if the person owns or offers to acquire a specified number or percentage of the outstanding stock or other securities of the corporation or any transferee of the person; or

(b) Invalidate or void the rights, options or warrants that the person or a transferee holds.

(3)(a) The board of directors may authorize one or more officers of the corporation to:

(A) Designate recipients of rights, options, warrants or other equity compensation awards for purchasing or receiving shares; and

(B) Determine, in accordance with amounts or limitations the board establishes, the number of, and the terms under which the recipient may receive, rights, options, warrants or other equity compensation awards.

(b) An officer to whom the board gives the authority described in this subsection may not use the authority to designate the officer or other persons the board identifies as ineligible to receive the rights, options, warrants or other equity compensation awards described in this subsection. [1987 c.52 §41; 1989 c.4 §10; 2013 c.201 §1]

Law Review Cita­tions

30 WLR 223 (1994)

Chapter 60

Notes of Decisions

In General

Owner of corporate shares that does not meet defini­tion for “shareholder” does not have statutorily created inspec­tion rights. Yeoman v. Public Safety Center, Inc., 241 Or App 255, 250 P3d 411 (2011), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statutes (Ors Chapter 58)

This chapter as authorizing partnership of corpora­tion and individual; validity of partnership between a private corpora­tion and an individual when corpora­tion charter so provides, (1972) Vol 36, p 94

Law Review Cita­tions

Under Former Similar Statutes (Ors Chapter 57)

18 WLR 123 (1982)

In General

24 WLR 203, 257, 275 (1988); 30 WLR 407 (1994)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 60—Private Corporations, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors060.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 60, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano060.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.