1701.41 Notice of meeting.

(A) Written notice stating the time, place, if any, and purposes of a meeting of the shareholders, and the means, if any, by which shareholders can be present and vote at the meeting through the use of communications equipment shall be given either by personal delivery or by mail, overnight delivery service, or any other means of communication authorized by the shareholder to whom the notice is given, not less than seven nor more than sixty days before the date of the meeting unless the articles , the regulations adopted by the shareholders, or the regulations adopted by the directors pursuant to division (A)(1) of section 1701.10 of the Revised Code specify a longer period: (1) to every shareholder of record entitled to notice of the meeting; (2) by or at the direction of the president or the secretary or any other person required or permitted by the regulations to give that notice. If mailed or sent by overnight delivery service, the notice shall be sent to the shareholder at the shareholder's address as it appears on the records of the corporation. If sent by another means of communication authorized by the shareholder, the notice shall be sent to the address furnished by the shareholder for those transmissions. Notice of adjournment of a meeting need not be given if the time and place, if any, to which it is adjourned and the means, if any, by which shareholders can be present and vote at the adjourned meeting through the use of communications equipment are fixed and announced at the meeting.

(B) Upon request in writing delivered either in person or by registered mail to the president or the secretary by any persons entitled to call a meeting of shareholders, that officer shall forthwith cause to be given to the shareholders entitled to notice of a meeting to be held on a date not less than seven nor more than sixty days after the receipt of the request, as the officer may fix, unless the articles , the regulations adopted by the shareholders, or the regulations adopted by the directors pursuant to division (A)(1) of section 1701.10 of the Revised Code specify a longer period for this purpose. If the notice is not given within fifteen days after the delivery or mailing of the request, or that shorter or longer period as the articles , the regulations adopted by the shareholders, or the regulations adopted by the directors pursuant to division (A)(1) of section 1701.10 of the Revised Code specify for this purpose, the persons calling the meeting may fix the time of meeting and give notice of the time of meeting as provided in division (A) of this section, or cause the notice to be given by any designated representative.

(C) Any authorization by a shareholder to send notices given pursuant to this chapter by any means other than in person or by mail or overnight delivery service is revocable by written notice to the corporation either by personal delivery or by mail, overnight delivery service, or any other means of communication authorized by the corporation. If sent by another means of communication authorized by the corporation, the notice shall be sent to the address furnished by the corporation for those transmissions. Any authorization by a shareholder to send notices given pursuant to this chapter by any means other than in person or by mail or overnight delivery service will be deemed to have been revoked by the shareholder if (1) the corporation has attempted to make delivery of two consecutive notices in accordance with that authorization, and (2) the secretary or an assistant secretary of the corporation, or other person responsible for giving of notice, has received notice that, or otherwise believes that, delivery has not occurred. However, an inadvertent failure to treat the inability to deliver notice as a revocation will not invalidate any meeting of shareholders or other action.

Cite as R.C. § 1701.41

History. Effective Date: 05-16-2002; 10-12-2006