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(a) Uncertificated shares prohibited.--A statutory close corporation shall not issue uncertificated shares.
(b) Preemptive rights.--
(1) Unless otherwise provided in a bylaw adopted by the shareholders, the holders of any class of voting shares of a statutory close corporation shall have a preemptive right to subscribe for or purchase any voting shares (or any option rights or securities having conversion or option rights with respect to any voting shares) issued or sold by the corporation for any form of consideration.
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any issue of voting shares (or of any option rights or securities having conversion or option rights with respect to such voting shares) pursuant to a plan to which Subchapter D of Chapter 15 (relating to dissenters rights) 1 is applicable.
(c) Notice of statutory close corporation status.--A legend in substantially the following form shall be set forth conspicuously on each share certificate issued by a statutory close corporation:
The rights of shareholders in a statutory close corporation may differ materially from the rights of shareholders in other corporations. Copies of the articles of incorporation and bylaws, agreements among shareholders or other documents, which may restrict transfers and affect voting and other rights, may be obtained by a shareholder on written request to the corporation.
This notice shall satisfy all requirements of this subpart that notice of transfer or other restrictions or relative rights be given. All persons claiming an interest in shares of a statutory close corporation:
(1) Complying with the notice requirement of this section shall be bound by the documents referred to in the notice.
(2) Not complying with the requirement of this section shall be bound only by any documents of which they, or any person through whom they claim, have knowledge or notice.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Pennsylvania Statutes Title 15 Pa.C.S.A. Corporations and Unincorporated Associations § 2321. Shares - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/pa/title-15-pacsa-corporations-and-unincorporated-associations/pa-csa-sect-15-2321.html
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