(a) A stockholder who receives notice pursuant to Section 10A-2A-13.22 and who wishes to exercise appraisal rights shall sign and return the form sent by the corporation and, in the case of certificated stock, deposit the stockholder's certificates in accordance with the terms of the notice by the date referred to in the notice pursuant to Section 10A-2A-13.22(b)(2)(ii). In addition, if applicable, the stockholder shall certify on the form whether the beneficial owner of the stock acquired beneficial ownership of the stock before the date required to be set forth in the notice pursuant to Section 10A-2A-13.22(b)(1)(i). If a stockholder fails to make this certification, the corporation may elect to treat the stockholder's stock as after-acquired stock under Section 10A-2A-13.25. Once a stockholder deposits the certificates or, in the case of uncertificated stock, returns the signed forms, that stockholder loses all rights as a stockholder, unless the stockholder withdraws pursuant to subsection (b).
(b) A stockholder who has complied with subsection (a) may nevertheless decline to exercise appraisal rights and withdraw from the appraisal process by so notifying the corporation in writing by the date set forth in the appraisal notice pursuant to Section 10A-2A-13.22(b)(2)(v). A stockholder who fails to so withdraw from the appraisal process may not thereafter withdraw without the corporation's written consent.
(c) A stockholder who does not sign and return the form and, in the case of certificated stock, deposit that stockholder's stock certificates where required, each by the date set forth in the notice described in Section 10A-2A-13.22(b), shall not be entitled to payment under this Article 13.