2017 ORS 60.551¹
Definitions for ORS 60.551 to 60.594

As used in ORS 60.551 (Definitions for ORS 60.551 to 60.594) to 60.594 (Court costs and counsel fees):

(1) “Beneficial shareholder” means the person who is a beneficial owner of shares held in a voting trust or by a nominee as the record shareholder.

(2) “Corporation” means the issuer of the shares held by a dissenter before the corporate action, or the surviving or acquiring corporation by merger or share exchange of that issuer.

(3) “Dissenter” means a shareholder who is entitled to dissent from corporate action under ORS 60.554 (Right to dissent) and who exercises that right when and in the manner required by ORS 60.561 (Notice of dissenters’ rights) to 60.587 (Procedure if shareholder dissatisfied with payment or offer).

(4) “Fair value,” with respect to a dissenter’s shares, means the value of the shares immediately before the effectuation of the corporate action to which the dissenter objects, excluding any appreciation or depreciation in anticipation of the corporate action unless exclusion would be inequitable.

(5) “Interest” means interest from the effective date of the corporate action until the date of payment, at the average rate currently paid by the corporation on its principal bank loans or, if none, at a rate that is fair and equitable under all the circumstances.

(6) “Record shareholder” means the person in whose name shares are registered in the records of a corporation or the beneficial owner of shares to the extent of the rights granted by a nominee certificate on file with a corporation.

(7) “Shareholder” means the record shareholder or the beneficial shareholder. [1987 c.52 §124; 1989 c.1040 §30]

Notes of Decisions

Fair value apprecia­tion or deprecia­tion in anticipa­tion of corporate ac­tion includes all changes in value except that speculative effects of ac­tion may not be considered. Stringer v. Car Data Systems, Inc., 314 Or 576, 841 P2d 1183 (1992)

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statutes (Ors 57.865 to 57.890)

In determining “fair value” of dissenter’s shares under dissenters’ rights statute, applica­tion of mi­nority discount was not appropriate. Columbia Manage­ment Co. v. Wyss, 94 Or App 195, 765 P2d 207 (1988), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Cita­tions

Under Former Similar Statutes (Ors 57.865 to 57.890)

18 WLR 123 (1982)

In General

30 WLR 373 (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).
 
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