Section 10A-2A-8.53

Advance for expenses.

(a) A corporation may, before final disposition of a proceeding, advance funds to pay for or reimburse expenses incurred in connection with the proceeding by an individual who is a party to the proceeding because that individual is a director if the director delivers to the corporation a signed written undertaking of the director to repay any funds advanced if (i) the director is not entitled to mandatory indemnification under Section 10A-2A-8.52 and (ii) it is ultimately determined under Section 10A-2A-8.54 or Section 10A-2A-8.55 that the director is not entitled to indemnification.

(b) The undertaking required by subsection (a) must be an unlimited general obligation of the director but need not be secured and may be accepted without reference to the financial ability of the director to make repayment.

(c) Authorizations under this section shall be made:

(1) by the board of directors:

(i) if there are two or more qualified directors, by a majority vote of all the qualified directors (a majority of whom shall for that purpose constitute a quorum) or by a majority of the members of a committee consisting solely of two or more qualified directors appointed by a majority vote of qualified directors; or

(ii) if there are fewer than two qualified directors, by the vote necessary for action by the board of directors in accordance with Section 10A-2A-8.24(c), in which authorization directors who are not qualified directors may participate; or

(2) by the stockholders, but stock owned by or voted under the control of a director who at the time is not a qualified director may not be voted on the authorization.

(Act 2019-94, §1.)