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2010 Georgia Code


§ 14-3-862 - Directors' action after disclosure of conflict or abstention by interested director

O.C.G.A. 14-3-862 (2010)
14-3-862. Directors' action after disclosure of conflict or abstention by interested director

(a) Directors' action respecting a transaction is effective for purposes of paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of Code Section 14-3-861 if the transaction received the affirmative vote of a majority (but not less than two) of those qualified directors on the board of directors or on a duly empowered committee thereof who voted on the transaction after either required disclosure to them (to the extent the information was not known by them) or compliance with subsection (b) of this Code section.

(b) If a director has a conflicting interest respecting a transaction, but neither he or she nor a related person of the director specified in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (3) of Code Section 14-3-860 is a party thereto, and if the director has a duty under law or professional canon, or a duty of confidentiality to another person, respecting information relating to the transaction such that the director cannot, consistent with that duty, make the disclosure contemplated by subparagraph (B) of paragraph (4) of Code Section 14-3-860, then disclosure is sufficient for purposes of subsection (a) of this Code section if the director:

(1) Discloses to the directors voting on the transaction the existence and nature of his or her conflicting interest and informs them of the character of and limitations imposed by that duty prior to their vote on the transaction; and

(2) Plays no part, directly or indirectly, in their deliberations or vote.

(c) A majority (but not less than two) of all the qualified directors on the board of directors, or on the committee, constitutes a quorum for purposes of action that complies with this Code section. Directors' action that otherwise complies with this Code section is not affected by the presence or vote of a director who is not a qualified director.

(d) For purposes of this Code section, "qualified director" means, with respect to a director's conflicting interest transaction, any director who does not have either (1) a conflicting interest respecting the transaction or (2) a familial, financial, professional, or employment relationship with a second director who does have a conflicting interest respecting the transaction, which relationship would, in the circumstances, reasonably be expected to exert an influence on the first director's judgment when voting on the transaction.

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