1. Corporations existing for a period of years may be renewed from time to time for
the same or shorter periods, or may be renewed to exist perpetually, upon compliance
with the provisions of this section and other applicable statutes.
2. The right of renewal is vested in the stockholders and shall be exercised by a
resolution thereof adopted at any regular meeting or at any special meeting called
for that purpose. Such resolution must be adopted by a majority of all the votes cast at such meeting,
or by such other vote as is authorized or required in the company's existing articles
3. If the renewal instrument in proper form and the necessary fees are tendered to
the secretary of state for filing three months or less either prior or subsequent
to the corporation's expiration date, the renewal shall take effect immediately upon
the expiration of the corporation's previous period of existence, and in such case,
the corporate existence shall be considered as having been extended without interruption. If the renewal is filed more than three months before or after the expiration date,
the renewal shall take effect upon the date such renewal with necessary fees is accepted
and filed by the secretary of state; and in cases where filed more than three months
after the expiration date, shall not be in legal effect a renewal unless the procedure
provided for and the additional fees provided for in section 491.28 are fully complied with and paid.
4. In all cases of renewal, those stockholders voting for such renewal must purchase
at its real value the stock voted against the renewal, and shall have three years
from the date such action for renewal was taken in which to purchase and pay for the
stock voting against the renewal, which purchase price shall bear interest at the
rate of five percent per annum from the date of the renewal action until paid.
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