Section 10A-2-7.20

Shareholders' list for meeting.

(a) After fixing a record date for a meeting, a corporation shall prepare an alphabetical list of the names of all its shareholders who are entitled to notice of a shareholders' meeting. The list must be arranged by voting group, and within each voting group by class or series of shares, and show the address of and number of shares held by each shareholder.

(b) The shareholders' list must be available for inspection by any shareholder, beginning two business days after notice of the meeting is given for which the list was prepared and continuing through the meeting, at the corporation's principal office or, if the corporation's principal office is located outside this state, at its registered office. A shareholder, his or her agent, or attorney is entitled on written demand to inspect and, for a proper purpose, to copy the list, during regular business hours and at his or her expense, during the period it is available for inspection.

(c) The corporation shall make the shareholders' list available at the meeting, and any shareholder, his or her agent, or attorney is entitled to inspect the list at any time during the meeting or any adjournment.

(d) If the corporation refuses to allow a shareholder, his or her agent, or attorney to inspect the shareholders' list before or at the meeting, or copy the list as permitted by subsection (b), the circuit court of the county where a corporation's principal office, or, if none in this state, its registered office, is located, on application of the shareholder, may summarily order the inspection or copying at the corporation's expense, may postpone the meeting for which the list was prepared until the inspection or copying is complete, and shall order the corporation to pay the shareholder's costs, including reasonable counsel fees, incurred in obtaining the order in the same circumstances and subject to the same defense as applicable to orders to pay costs under Section 10A-2-16.04(c).

(e) Refusal or failure to prepare or make available the shareholders' list does not affect the validity of action taken at the meeting.

(f) The stock transfer records of the corporation shall be prima facie evidence as to who are the shareholders entitled to examine the shareholders' list or transfer records or to vote at any meeting of shareholders.

(Acts 1994, No. 94-245, p. 343, §1; §10-2B-7.20; amended and renumbered by Act 2009-513, p. 967, §110.)