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1. Same terms required. A takeover offer shall contain substantially the same terms for shareholders residing within and outside this state.
2. Offeree withdrawal of securities. An offeror shall provide that any equity securities of a target company deposited or tendered pursuant to a takeover offer may be withdrawn by or on behalf of an offeree within seven days after the date the offer has become effective and after sixty days from the date the offer has become effective, or as otherwise determined by the administrator pursuant to a rule or order issued for the protection of the shareholders.
3. Pro rata acceptance. If an offeror makes a takeover offer for less than all the outstanding equity securities of any class and, within ten days after the offer has become effective and copies of the offer, or notice of any increase in the consideration offered, are first published or sent or given to equity security holders, the number of securities deposited or tendered pursuant to the offer is greater than the number of securities that the offeror has offered to accept and pay for, the securities shall be accepted pro rata, disregarding fractions, according to the number of securities deposited or tendered for each offeree.
4. Increased consideration. If an offeror varies the terms of a takeover offer before the offer's expiration date by increasing the consideration offered to equity security holders, the offeror shall pay the increased consideration for all equity securities accepted, whether the securities have been accepted by the offeror before or after the variation in the terms of the offer.
5. Proceedings--stop offers or acquisitions. An offeror shall not make a takeover offer or acquire any equity securities in this state pursuant to a takeover offer during the period of time that an administrator's proceeding alleging a violation of this chapter is pending against the offeror.
6. Proceedings--halt moving of target company assets. An offeror shall not acquire, remove, or exercise control, directly or indirectly, over any target company assets located in this state pursuant to a takeover offer during the period of time that an administrator's proceeding alleging a violation of this chapter is pending against the offeror.
7. Acquisitions subsequent to takeover purchases. An offeror shall not acquire from a resident of this state an equity security of any class of a target company at any time within two years following the last purchase of securities pursuant to a takeover offer with respect to that class, including, but not limited to, acquisitions made by purchase, exchange, merger, consolidation, partial or complete liquidation, redemption, reverse stock split, recapitalization, reorganization, or any other similar transaction, unless the holders of the equity securities are afforded, at the time of the acquisition, a reasonable opportunity to dispose of the securities to the offeror upon substantially equivalent terms as those provided in the earlier takeover offer.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Iowa Code Title XII. Business Entities [Chs. 486-504C] § 502.321E. Limitations on offers and offerors - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ia/title-xii-business-entities-chs-486-504c/ia-code-sect-502-321e/
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