2017 ORS 732.538¹
Effect of merger or consolidation

(1) When a merger or consolidation becomes effective, the effect on the insurers and other parties to the merger or consolidation is as follows:

(a) The several insurers and other parties to the plan of merger or consolidation shall be a single insurer or other corporation, which, in the case of a merger, shall be that insurer or other corporation designated in the plan of merger as the surviving insurer or corporation, and, in the case of a consolidation, shall be the new insurer or other corporation provided for in the plan of consolidation.

(b) The separate existence of all insurers and other corporations party to the plan of merger or consolidation, except the surviving or new insurer or other corporation, shall cease.

(c) The surviving or new insurer or other corporation shall have all the rights, privileges, immunities and powers and shall be subject to all the duties and liabilities of an insurer organized under this chapter. If the surviving corporation is a health care service contractor, the corporation shall be subject to all the duties and liabilities of a health care service contractor under the Insurance Code.

(d) The surviving or new insurer or other corporation shall thereupon and thereafter possess all the rights, privileges, immunities and franchises, as well of a public as of a private nature, of each of the merging or consolidating insurers and other corporations. All property, real, personal and mixed, and all debts due on whatever account, including subscriptions to shares, and all other choses in action, and all and every other interest, of or belonging to or due to each of the insurers and other corporations so merged or consolidated, shall be taken and deemed to be transferred to and vested in the single insurer or corporation without further act or deed. The title to any real estate, or any interest therein, vested in any of such insurers and other corporations shall not revert or be in any way impaired by reason of the merger or consolidation.

(e) The surviving or new insurer or other corporation shall thenceforth be responsible and liable for all the liabilities and obligations of each of the insurers and other corporations so merged or consolidated. Any claim existing or action or proceeding pending by or against any of such insurers or other corporations may be prosecuted as if the merger or consolidation had not taken place, or such surviving or new insurer or other corporation may be substituted in its place. Neither the rights of creditors nor any liens upon the property of any such insurer or other corporation shall be impaired by such merger or consolidation.

(f) In the case of a merger, the articles of incorporation of the surviving insurer or other corporation shall be deemed to be amended to the extent, if any, that changes in its articles of incorporation are stated in the plan of merger. In the case of a consolidation, the statements set forth in the articles of consolidation that are required or permitted to be set forth in the articles of incorporation of corporations organized under ORS chapter 60 shall be deemed to be the original articles of incorporation of the new corporation.

(2) Subject to any shareholder rights under ORS 60.554 (Right to dissent) and 60.557 (Dissent by nominees and beneficial owners), when a merger or consolidation becomes effective, in the case of an insurer or other corporation that has ceased to exist because of a merger or consolidation, the shares of that insurer or other corporation that are to be converted under the plan of merger or consolidation are void.

(3) As of the date on which a merger or consolidation becomes effective, the holders of converted shares are entitled only to the shares, obligations, other securities, cash or other property into which the shares have been converted in accordance with the plan of merger or consolidation.

(4) In the event of reinsurance pursuant to the plan, the applicable provisions of the Insurance Code shall govern the effects thereof. [Formerly 732.570; 1999 c.362 §66]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 732—Organization and Corporate Procedures of Domestic Insurers; Regulation of Insurers Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors732.­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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