2017 ORS 65.487¹
Action on plan by board, members and third persons

(1) Unless this chapter, the articles, bylaws or the board of directors or members, acting pursuant to subsection (3) of this section, require a greater vote or voting by class, adoption of a plan of merger requires, with respect to each corporation party to the merger, approval:

(a) By the board;

(b) By the members entitled to vote on the merger, if any, by at least two-thirds of the votes cast or a majority of the voting power, whichever is less; and

(c) In writing, by any person or persons whose approval is required for an amendment to the articles or bylaws by a provision of the articles, as authorized by ORS 65.467 (Approval by third persons).

(2) If the corporation does not have members entitled to vote on the merger, the merger must be approved by a majority of the directors in office at the time the merger is approved. In addition, the corporation shall provide notice of any directors’ meeting at which such approval is to be obtained in accordance with ORS 65.344 (Call and notice of meetings) (2). The notice must also state that the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider the proposed merger.

(3) The board of directors may condition its submission of the proposed merger to a vote of members, and the members entitled to vote on the merger may condition their approval of the merger, on receipt of a higher percentage of affirmative votes or on any other basis.

(4) If the board seeks to have the plan approved by the members at a membership meeting, the corporation shall give notice to its members of the proposed membership meeting in accordance with ORS 65.214 (Notice of meeting). The notice must also state that the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider the plan of merger and contain or be accompanied by a copy or summary of the plan. The copy or summary of the plan for members of the surviving corporation shall include any provision that, if contained in a proposed amendment to the articles of incorporation or bylaws, would entitle members to vote on the provision. The copy or summary of the plan for members of each disappearing corporation shall include a copy or summary of the articles and bylaws which will be in effect immediately after the merger takes effect.

(5) If the board seeks to have the plan approved by the members by written consent or written ballot, the material soliciting the approval shall contain or be accompanied by a copy or summary of the plan. The copy or summary of the plan for members of the surviving corporation shall include any provision that, if contained in a proposed amendment to the articles of incorporation or bylaws, would entitle members to vote on the provision. The copy or summary of the plan for members of each disappearing corporation shall include a copy or summary of the articles and bylaws which will be in effect immediately after the merger takes effect.

(6) Voting by a class of members is required on a plan of merger if the plan contains a provision that, if contained in a proposed amendment to the articles of incorporation, would entitle the class of members to vote as a class on the proposed amendment under ORS 65.441 (Class voting by members on amendments). The plan is approved by a class of members by two-thirds of the votes cast by the class or a majority of the voting power of the class, whichever is less.

(7) After a merger is adopted, and at any time before articles of merger are filed, the planned merger may be abandoned, subject to any contractual rights, without further action by members or other persons who approved the plan, in accordance with the procedure set forth in the plan of merger or, if none is set forth, in the manner determined by the board of directors. [1989 c.1010 §120]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 65—Nonprofit Corporations, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors065.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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