BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 284 of 1972
450.1405 Participating in meeting of shareholders by conference telephone or remote communications.
(1) Unless otherwise restricted by the articles of incorporation or bylaws, a shareholder may participate in a meeting of shareholders by a conference telephone or by other means of remote communication through which all persons participating in the meeting may communicate with the other participants. All participants shall be advised of the means of remote communication.
(2) Participation in a meeting under this section constitutes presence in person at the meeting.
(3) Unless otherwise restricted by the articles of incorporation or bylaws, the board of directors may hold a meeting of shareholders conducted solely by means of remote communication.
(4) Subject to any guidelines and procedures adopted by the board of directors, shareholders and proxy holders not physically present at a meeting of shareholders may participate in the meeting by means of remote communication and are considered present in person and may vote at the meeting if all of the following are met:
(a) The corporation implements reasonable measures to verify that each person considered present and permitted to vote at the meeting by means of remote communication is a shareholder or proxy holder.
(b) The corporation implements reasonable measures to provide each shareholder and proxy holder a reasonable opportunity to participate in the meeting and to vote on matters submitted to the shareholders, including an opportunity to read or hear the proceedings of the meeting substantially concurrently with the proceedings.
(c) If any shareholder or proxy holder votes or takes other action at the meeting by means of remote communication, a record of the vote or other action is maintained by the corporation.
History: Add. 1978, Act 32, Imd. Eff. Feb. 24, 1978
Am. 1989, Act 121, Eff. Oct. 1, 1989
Am. 2001, Act 57, Imd. Eff. July 23, 2001
Am. 2012, Act 569, Imd. Eff. Jan. 2, 2013
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