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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 11A : Vermont Business Corporations

Chapter 021 : Benefit Corporations

(Cite as: 11A V.S.A. § 21.07)
  • § 21.07. Termination of benefit corporation status by amendment of articles of incorporation; vote required

    A corporation may terminate its status as a benefit corporation and cease to be subject to this chapter by amending its articles of incorporation to delete the provision required by subdivision 21.03(a)(1) of this title to meet the definition of a benefit corporation, in addition to the provisions required by section 2.02 of this title to be stated in the articles of incorporation of a benefit corporation. The amendment shall be adopted and shall become effective in accordance with sections 10.01 through 10.09 of this title, except that:

    (1) the notice of the meeting of shareholders that will approve the plan shall include a statement from the board of directors of the reasons why the board is proposing the amendment and the effect of terminating the status of the corporation as a benefit corporation; and

    (2) the amendment shall be approved by the higher of:

    (A) the vote required by the articles of incorporation; or

    (B) two-thirds of the votes entitled to be cast by the outstanding shares of the corporation, provided that if any class of shares is entitled to vote as a group, approval shall also require the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the votes entitled to be cast by the outstanding shares of each voting group. (Added 2009, No. 113 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. July 1, 2011.)