In the case of a conversion of a corporation the plan of conversion shall be adopted in the following manner:
(a) The plan of conversion shall first be adopted by the board of directors.
(b) The plan of conversion shall then be approved by the stockholders. In submitting the plan of conversion to the stockholders for their approval, the board of directors must recommend that the stockholders approve the plan, unless (i) the board of directors makes a determination that because of conflicts of interest or other special circumstances it should not make a recommendation, or (ii) Section 10A-2A-8.26 applies. If either (i) or (ii) applies, the board of directors shall inform the stockholders of the basis for its so proceeding.
(c) The board of directors may set conditions for approval of the plan of conversion by the stockholders or the effectiveness of the plan of conversion.
(d) If the approval of the stockholders is to be given at a meeting, the corporation shall notify each stockholder, regardless of whether entitled to vote, of the meeting of stockholders at which the plan of conversion is to be submitted for approval. The notice must state that the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider the plan of conversion and must contain or be accompanied by a copy or summary of the plan. The notice must include or be accompanied by a copy of the organizational documents of the converted organization which are to be in writing as they will be in effect immediately after the conversion.
(e) Unless the certificate of incorporation, or the board of directors acting pursuant to subsection (c), requires a greater vote or a greater quorum, approval of the plan of conversion requires (i) the approval of the stockholders at a meeting at which a quorum exists consisting of a majority of the votes entitled to be cast on the plan, and (ii) the approval of each class or series of stock voting as a separate voting group at a meeting at which a quorum of the voting group exists consisting of a majority of the votes entitled to be cast on the plan by that voting group.
(f) If as a result of the conversion one or more stockholders of the converting corporation would become subject to personal liability, approval of the plan of conversion shall require the signing in connection with the transaction, by each stockholder who would become subject to personal liability, of a separate written consent to become subject to personal liability.