§ 7203. Prudent investor rule
Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 20 Pa.C.S.A. Decedents, Estates and FiduciariesEffective: November 30, 2004
Effective: November 30, 2004
20 Pa.C.S.A. § 7203
§ 7203. Prudent investor rule
(6) an asset's special relationship or special value, if any, to the purposes of the trust or to one or more of the beneficiaries, including, in the case of a charitable trust, the special relationship of the asset and its economic impact as a principal business enterprise on the community in which the beneficiary of the trust is located and the special value of the integration of the beneficiary's activities with the community where that asset is located;
(1) Notwithstanding any other legal requirement or process which may include court review of the activities of a charitable trust, a fiduciary for a charitable trust with a majority of its beneficiaries at a principal location within this Commonwealth having voting control of a publicly traded business corporation received as an asset from the settlor shall not consummate any transaction, or vote to permit consummation of or otherwise act to consummate any transaction, which would result in the trust no longer having voting control of that corporation, by sale, merger, consolidation or otherwise, without:
(2) In addition to any other power or duty provided by law, the Attorney General also has the power to seek judicial review pursuant to this subsection from the court having jurisdiction over the trust if the Attorney General concludes that the consummation of a transaction described in paragraph (1) is unnecessary for the future economic viability of the corporation and would constitute a failure to comply with the provisions of subsection (c) or an impairment of the charitable purpose of the trust.
(3) In a judicial proceeding commenced by the Attorney General under this subsection, the Attorney General must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that consummation of a transaction which would result in the charitable trust no longer having voting control of the corporation is unnecessary for the future economic viability of the corporation and must be prevented in order to avoid noncompliance with the provisions of subsection (c) or an impairment of the charitable purpose of the trust.
(4) In the event court approval to consummate a transaction described in paragraph (1) is obtained pursuant to this subsection, the court shall ensure that the provisions of 15 Pa.C.S. Ch. 25 Subchs. I1 (relating to severance compensation for employees terminated following certain control-share acquisitions) and J2 (relating to business combination transactions--labor contracts) apply to the business corporation described in paragraph (1) upon the consummation of the transaction.
(5) A fiduciary of a charitable trust with a majority of its beneficiaries at a principal location within this Commonwealth having voting control of a publicly traded business corporation received as an asset from the settlor shall not be subject to liability for the commercially reasonable sale of certain shares of the corporation not necessary to maintain voting control and for which no control premium is realized if the fiduciary reasonably determined that such sale was authorized in a manner consistent with the requirements of this section and other applicable provisions of this title.
1999, June 25, P.L. 212, No. 28, § 2, effective in six months. Amended 2002, Nov. 6, P.L. 1101, No. 133, § 1, imd. effective; 2004, Nov. 30, P.L. 1525, No. 194, § 2, imd. effective.
20 Pa.C.S.A. § 7203, PA ST 20 Pa.C.S.A. § 7203
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 1. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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