ORS 60.204¹
Special meeting

(1) A corporation shall hold a special meeting of shareholders:

(a) On call of the board of directors of the corporation or of a person that the articles of incorporation or bylaws authorize to call the meeting; or

(b) Except as provided in this paragraph and in subsection (2) of this section, if the holders of at least 10 percent of all votes entitled to be cast on any issue proposed for consideration at the proposed special meeting sign, date and deliver to the corporation’s secretary one or more written demands for the meeting that describe the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is to be held. The articles of incorporation may fix a lower percentage or a higher percentage not exceeding 25 percent of all the votes entitled to be cast on any issue proposed for consideration. Unless otherwise provided in the articles of incorporation, a shareholder who signed the original demand for a special meeting may revoke the shareholder’s demand by signing a writing that contains a revocation. The revocation is effective if the corporation receives the writing before the corporation receives a demand sufficient to require the corporation to hold a special meeting.

(2) A publicly traded corporation shall hold a special meeting at the demand of shareholders of the publicly traded corporation only if the articles of incorporation or bylaws authorize the shareholders to demand a special meeting. The articles of incorporation or bylaws may also specify what percentage of votes entitled to be cast on an issue proposed for consideration at the special meeting will be necessary to require the publicly traded corporation to hold the special meeting.

(3) If not otherwise fixed under ORS 60.207 (Court-ordered meeting) or 60.221 (Record date), the record date for determining shareholders entitled to demand a special meeting is the date the first shareholder signs the demand.

(4) A special shareholders’ meeting may be held in or out of this state at the place stated in or fixed in accordance with the bylaws or at a place the board of directors specifies, provided that the board’s specification is not inconsistent with the bylaws. If the board of directors does not determine that the special meeting will occur solely by means of remote communication and a place for the special meeting is not stated in or otherwise fixed in accordance with the bylaws, the special meeting must be held at the corporation’s principal office.

(5) Only business within the purpose or purposes described in the meeting notice required by ORS 60.214 (Notice of meeting) (3) may be conducted at a special shareholders’ meeting.

(6) As used in this section, “publicly traded corporation” means a corporation the shares of which are traded on an established exchange or securities market that is subject to the regulatory authority of a state, the United States, a foreign government or an agency of a state, the United States or a foreign government. [1987 c.52 §50; 2003 c.80 §3; 2009 c.362 §1; 2013 c.274 §3]

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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 (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 60, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano060.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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