REDUCTIONS IN STATED CAPITAL; CANCELLATION OF TREASURY SHARES

§ 21.251. REDUCTION OF STATED CAPITAL BY REDEMPTION OR PURCHASE OF REDEEMABLE SHARES.

(a) At the time a corporation redeems or purchases the redeemable shares of the corporation, the redemption or purchase has the effect of:

(1) canceling the shares; and

(2) restoring the shares to the status of authorized but unissued shares, unless the corporation's certificate of formation provides that shares may not be reissued after the shares are redeemed or purchased by the corporation.

(b) If the corporation is prohibited from reissuing the shares by the certificate of formation following a redemption or purchase under Subsection (a), the number of shares of the class that the corporation is authorized to issue is reduced by the number of shares canceled.

(c) If shares redeemed or purchased by a corporation under Subsection (a) constitute all of the outstanding shares of a particular class of shares and the certificate of formation provides that the shares of the class, when redeemed and repurchased, may not be reissued, the corporation may not issue any additional shares of the class of shares.

(d) Upon the redemption or purchase of redeemable shares under this section, the stated capital of the corporation shall be reduced by that part of the stated capital that was, at the time of the redemption or purchase, represented by those redeemable shares.

§ 21.252. CANCELLATION OF TREASURY SHARES.

(a) A corporation, by resolution of the board of directors of the corporation, may cancel all or part of the corporation's treasury shares at any time.

(b) Upon the cancellation of treasury shares, the stated capital of the corporation shall be reduced by that part of the stated capital that was, at the time of the cancellation, represented by the canceled shares, and the canceled shares shall be restored to the status of authorized but unissued shares.

(c) This § does not prohibit a cancellation of shares or a reduction of stated capital in any other manner permitted by law.

§ 21.253. PROCEDURES FOR REDUCTION OF STATED CAPITAL BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

(a) If all or part of the stated capital of a corporation is represented by shares without par value, the stated capital of the corporation may be reduced in the manner provided by this section.

(b) The board of directors shall adopt a resolution that:

(1) states the amount of the proposed reduction of the stated capital and the manner in which the reduction will be effected; and

(2) directs that the proposed reduction be submitted to a vote of the shareholders at an annual or special meeting.

(c) Each shareholder of record entitled to vote on the reduction of stated capital shall be given written notice stating that the purpose or one of the purposes of the meeting is to consider the matter of reducing the stated capital of the corporation in the amount and manner proposed by the board of directors. The notice shall be given in the time and manner provided by this code for giving notice of shareholders' meetings.

(d) The affirmative vote of the holders of at least the majority of the shares entitled to vote on the matter is required for approval of the resolution proposing the reduction of stated capital.

(e) Upon the approval of the resolution by the shareholders, the stated capital of the corporation shall be reduced as provided in the resolution.

§ 21.254. RESTRICTION ON REDUCTION OF STATED CAPITAL.

The stated capital of a corporation may not be reduced under this subchapter if the amount of the aggregate stated capital of the corporation would be reduced to an amount equal to or less than the sum of the:

(1) aggregate preferential amounts payable on all issued shares with a preferential right to the assets of the corporation in the event of voluntary winding up and termination; and

(2) aggregate par value of all issued shares with par value but no preferential right to the assets of the corporation in the event of voluntary winding up and termination.

 

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