Section 10A-1-6.21

Permissive indemnification.

(a) An enterprise may indemnify a governing person, former governing person, or delegate who was, is, or is threatened to be made a respondent in a proceeding to the extent permitted by Section 10A-1-6.22 if it is determined in accordance with Section 10A-1-6.23 that:

(1) the person:

(A) acted in good faith; and

(B) reasonably believed:

(i) in the case of conduct in the person's official capacity that the person's conduct was in the enterprise's best interests; and

(ii) in all other cases, that the person's conduct was not opposed to the enterprise's best interests; and

(C) in the case of a criminal proceeding, did not have a reasonable cause to believe the person's conduct was unlawful;

(2) with respect to expenses, the amount of expenses is reasonable; and

(3) indemnification should be paid.

(b) Action taken or omitted by a governing person or delegate with respect to an employee benefit plan in the performance of the person's duties for a purpose reasonably believed by the person to be in the interests of the participants in and beneficiaries of the plan is for a purpose that is not opposed to the best interests of the enterprise.

(c) Action taken or omitted by a delegate to another enterprise for a purpose reasonably believed by the delegate to be in the interest of the other enterprise or its owners or members is for a purpose that is not opposed to the best interests of the enterprise.

(d) A person does not fail to meet the standard under subsection (a)(1) solely because of the termination of a proceeding by:

(1) judgment;

(2) order;

(3) settlement;

(4) conviction; or

(5) a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent.

(Act 2009-513, p. 967, §52.)