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Article - Corporations and Associations




§3–104.

    (a)    Notwithstanding any other provision of this subtitle, unless the charter or bylaws of a corporation provide otherwise by reference to this section or the subject matter of this section, the approval of the stockholders is not required for any:

        (1)    Transfer of assets by a corporation in the ordinary course of business actually conducted by it or as a distribution as defined in § 2–301 of this article;

        (2)    Mortgage, pledge, or creation of any other security interest in any or all of the assets of a corporation, whether or not in the ordinary course of its business;

        (3)    Transfer of assets by a corporation to one or more persons if all of the equity interests of the person or persons are owned, directly or indirectly, by the corporation;

        (4)    Transfer of assets by a corporation registered as an open–end investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940; or

        (5)    Transfer of assets by a corporation that is dissolved.

    (b)    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this subtitle, unless the charter or bylaws of a corporation provide otherwise by reference to this section or the subject matter of this section, the approval of the stockholders and articles of share exchange are not required for an exchange of shares of stock through voluntary action or under an agreement with the stockholders participating in the exchange.

    (c)    A transaction described in subsection (a) or (b) of this section also may be effected as otherwise provided in this subtitle.