(a) When a merger becomes effective:
(1) the surviving organization continues or, in the case of a surviving organization created pursuant to the merger, comes into existence;
(2) each constituent organization that merges into the surviving organization ceases to exist as a separate entity;
(3) except as provided in the plan of merger, all property owned by, and every contract right possessed by, each constituent organization that ceases to exist vests in the surviving organization without transfer, reversion, or impairment and the title to any property and contract rights vested by deed or otherwise in the surviving organization shall not revert, be in any way impaired, or be deemed to be a transfer by reason of the merger;
(4) all debts, obligations, and other liabilities of each constituent organization, other than the surviving organization, are debts, obligations, and liabilities of the surviving organization, and neither the rights of creditors, nor any liens upon the property of any constituent organization, shall be impaired by the merger;
(5) an action or proceeding pending by or against any constituent organization continues as if the merger had not occurred and the name of the surviving organization may, but need not be, substituted in any pending proceeding for the name of any constituent organization whose separate existence ceased in the merger;
(6) except as prohibited by law other than this chapter or as provided in the plan of merger, all the rights, privileges, franchises, immunities, powers, and purposes of each constituent organization, other than the surviving organization, vest in the surviving organization;
(7) except as otherwise provided in the plan of merger, the terms and conditions of the plan of merger take effect;
(8) except as otherwise agreed, if a constituent organization that is a corporation ceases to exist, the merger does not dissolve the corporation;
(9) if the surviving organization is created pursuant to the merger:
(A) if it is a corporation, the certificate of incorporation and bylaws become effective; or
(B) if it is an organization other than a corporation, the organizational documents that create the organization becomes effective;
(10) if the surviving organization existed before the merger, any amendments provided for in the statement of merger for the organizational documents of that organization become effective;
(11) the stock of each corporation or foreign corporation that is a constituent organization to the merger, and the eligible interests in an eligible entity that is a constituent organization, that are to be converted in accordance with the terms of the merger into stock or other securities, eligible interests, obligations, rights to acquire stock, other securities, or eligible interests, cash, other property, or any combination of the foregoing, are converted, and the former holders of stock or eligible interests are entitled only to the rights provided to them by those terms or to any rights they may have under Article 13 or the governing statute governing the eligible entity or foreign corporation;
(12) if the surviving organization exists before the merger:
(i) except as provided in the plan of merger, all property and contract rights of the surviving organization remain its property and contract rights without transfer, reversion, or impairment;
(ii) the surviving organization remains subject to all its debts, obligations, and other liabilities; and
(iii) except as provided by law other than this chapter or the plan of merger, the surviving organization continues to hold all of its rights, privileges, franchises, immunities, powers and purposes.
(b) When a stock exchange becomes effective, the stock in the acquired entity that is to be exchanged for stock or other securities, obligations, rights to acquire stock, other securities, cash, other property, or any combination of the foregoing, are entitled only to the rights provided to them in the plan of stock exchange or to any rights they may have under Article 13 or under the governing statute governing the acquired entity.
(c) A surviving organization that is a foreign organization:
(1) consents to the jurisdiction of this state to enforce any debt, obligation, or other liability owed by a constituent organization, if before the merger the constituent organization was subject to suit in this state on the debt, obligation, or other liability;
(2) consents that if it fails to designate or maintain a registered agent, or the designated registered agent cannot with reasonable diligence be served, then the service of process on that surviving organization for the purposes of enforcing a debt, obligation, or other liability under this subsection and for enforcing the rights of stockholders of each corporation that is a constituent organization who exercise appraisal rights may be made in the same manner and has the same consequences as provided in Section 10A-1-5.35; and
(3) agrees that it will promptly pay the amount, if any, to which stockholders referred to in clause (2) of this subsection (c) are entitled under Article 13.