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§ 2-208.1. Open-end company, aggregate shares

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCorporations and AssociationsEffective: October 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Corporations and Associations
Title 2. Corporations in General--Formation, Organization, and Operation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Issuance of Securities
Effective: October 1, 2022
MD Code, Corporations and Associations, § 2-208.1
§ 2-208.1. Open-end company, aggregate shares
Articles supplementary required
(a)(1) If the board of directors of a corporation registered as an open-end company under the Investment Company Act of 19401 increases or decreases the aggregate number of shares of stock or the number of shares of stock of any class that the corporation has authority to issue in accordance with § 2-105(c) of this title, the board shall file articles supplementary for record with the Department.
(2) The corporation may not issue any of the newly authorized stock prior to the time the articles supplementary are effective, as provided in this section.
Contents of articles supplementary
(b) Articles supplementary shall include:
(1) Both as of immediately before the increase or decrease and as increased or decreased:
(i) The total number of shares of stock of all classes that the corporation has authority to issue;
(ii) The number of shares of stock of each class;
(iii) The par value of the shares of stock of each class or a statement that the shares are without par value; and
(iv) If there are any shares of stock with par value, the aggregate par value of all the shares of all classes;
(2) A statement that the corporation is registered as an open-end company under the Investment Company Act of 1940; and
(3) A statement that the total number of shares of capital stock that the corporation has authority to issue has been increased or decreased by the board of directors in accordance with § 2-105(c) of this title.
Manner of execution
(c) Articles supplementary shall be executed in the manner required by Title 1 of this article.
Effective time
(d) Articles supplementary are effective as of the later of:
(1) The time the Department accepts the articles for record; or
(2) The time established under the articles, not to exceed 30 days after the articles are accepted for record.
Effect of articles supplementary
(e) Notwithstanding subsection (a)(2) of this section:
(1) The stock issued by a corporation prior to the time the articles supplementary with respect to the stock are effective shall cease to be voidable as a result of the failure to file the articles supplementary at the time the articles supplementary become effective; and
(2) A right or liability accrued by reason of the issuance of stock by a corporation prior to the time the articles supplementary with respect to the stock are effective shall be extinguished at the time the articles supplementary become effective, except to the extent that the person having the right or liability has acted detrimentally in reliance on the right or liability solely by reason of issuance of the stock.

Credits

Added by Acts 1987, c. 242. Amended by Acts 1988, c. 6, § 1; Acts 1995, c. 356, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1995; Acts 1996, c. 10, § 1, eff. April 9, 1996; Acts 2003, c. 301, § 1, eff. June 1, 2003; Acts 2022, c. 292, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2022; Acts 2022, c. 293, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2022.

Footnotes

Aug. 22, 1940, ch. 686, Title I, 54 Stat. 789, codified at 15 U.S.C.A. § 80a-1 et seq.
MD Code, Corporations and Associations, § 2-208.1, MD CORP & ASSNS § 2-208.1
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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