Colorado Revised Statutes Title 7. Corporations and Associations § 7-116-102. Inspection of corporate records by shareholder

(1) A shareholder is entitled to inspect and copy, during regular business hours at the corporation's principal office, any of the records of the corporation described in section 7-116-101(5) if the shareholder gives the corporation written demand at least five business days before the date on which the shareholder wishes to inspect and copy such records.

(2) In addition to the rights set forth in subsection (1) of this section, a shareholder is entitled to inspect and copy, during regular business hours at a reasonable location stated by the corporation, any of the following records of the corporation if the shareholder meets the requirements of subsection (3) of this section and gives the corporation written demand at least five business days before the date on which the shareholder wishes to inspect and copy such records:

(a) Excerpts from minutes of any meeting of the board of directors or from records of any action taken by the board of directors without a meeting, minutes of any meeting of the shareholders or records of any action taken by the shareholders without a meeting, excerpts of records of any action of a committee of the board of directors while acting in place of the board of directors on behalf of the corporation, and waivers of notices of any meeting of the shareholders or the board of directors or any committee of the board of directors;

(b) Accounting records of the corporation;  and

(c) The record of shareholders described in section 7-116-101(3) .

(3) A shareholder may inspect and copy the records described in subsection (2) of this section only if:

(a) The shareholder has been a shareholder for at least three months immediately preceding the demand to inspect or copy or is a shareholder of at least five percent of all of the outstanding shares of any class of shares of the corporation as of the date the demand is made;

(b) The demand is made in good faith and for a proper purpose;

(c) The shareholder describes with reasonable particularity the purpose and the records the shareholder desires to inspect;  and

(d) The records are directly connected with the described purpose.

(4) For purposes of this section:

(a) “Proper purpose” means a purpose reasonably related to the demanding shareholder's interest as a shareholder;  and

(b) “Shareholder” includes a beneficial owner whose shares are held in a voting trust and any other beneficial owner who establishes beneficial ownership.

(5) The right of inspection granted by this section may not be abolished or limited by the articles of incorporation or bylaws.

(6) This section does not affect:

(a) The right of a shareholder to inspect records under section 7-107-201 ;

(b) The right of a shareholder to inspect records to the same extent as any other litigant if the shareholder is in litigation with the corporation;  or

(c) The power of a court, independent of articles 101 to 117 of this title, to compel the production of corporate records for examination.

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