NONPROFIT CORPORATION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 162 of 1982
450.2506 Dividing directors into 2 or more classes; election or appointment; term; expiration; election of directors by shareholders or members of class.
(1) The articles of incorporation or a bylaw adopted by the shareholders or members of a corporation organized upon a stock or membership basis may provide that in lieu of annual election of all directors the directors be divided into 2 or more classes, to be elected or appointed for such terms and in such manner as therein specified. If the articles of incorporation or the bylaws do not so specify the term of office for the classes of directors, the term of office of directors in the first class shall expire at the first annual meeting of shareholders or members after their election, and that of each succeeding class shall expire at the next annual meeting after their election corresponding with the number of their class. At each annual meeting after such classification, a number of directors equal to the number of the class whose term expires at the time of the meeting shall be elected to hold office until the next annual meeting corresponding with the number of their class.
(2) A corporation having more than 1 class of shares or membership may provide in its articles of incorporation or a bylaw adopted by each class of shareholders or members for the election of 1 or more directors by shareholders or members of a class, to the exclusion of other shareholders or members.
(3) The articles or bylaws of a corporation organized upon a directorship basis may provide that the directors be divided into 2 or more classes, to be elected or appointed for such terms and in such manner as therein specified.
History: 1982, Act 162, Eff. Jan. 1, 1983
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