2017 ORS 60.397¹
Payment of director’s expenses in connection with proceeding

(1) A corporation may pay for or reimburse the reasonable expenses incurred by a director who is a party to a proceeding in advance of final disposition of the proceeding if:

(a) The director furnishes the corporation with a signed written affirmation of the director’s good faith belief that the director has met the standard of conduct described in ORS 60.391 (Authority to indemnify directors); and

(b) The director furnishes the corporation with a written undertaking, signed personally or on the director’s behalf, to repay the advance if the director is ultimately determined not to have met the standard of conduct.

(2) The undertaking required by subsection (1)(b) of this section must be an unlimited general obligation of the director but need not be secured and may be accepted without reference to financial ability to make repayment.

(3) An authorization of payments under this section may be made by provision in the articles of incorporation or bylaws, by a resolution of the shareholders or board of directors or by contract.

(4)(a) A corporation that authorizes payments in accordance with subsection (3) of this section may not amend or rescind the articles of incorporation, bylaws or resolution that authorizes the payments so as to eliminate or impair a director’s right to payments after an act or omission occurs that subjects the director to a proceeding for which the director seeks payment.

(b) Notwithstanding the prohibition set forth in paragraph (a) of this subsection, a corporation may eliminate or impair a director’s right to payments if at the time the act or omission occurred the corporation’s articles of incorporation, bylaws or resolution explicitly authorized the corporation to eliminate or impair the right after an act or omission occurs. [1987 c.52 §97; 2011 c.227 §2; 2017 c.55 §14]

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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 (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.