Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 30
CORPORATIONS
CHAPTER 17
BUSINESS COMBINATION ACT
30-1704.  Business combination with interested shareholder — Approval by directors. (1) Except as provided in section 30-1703, Idaho Code, and notwithstanding any other provisions to the contrary in this title, an issuing public corporation may not engage in any business combination or vote, consent or otherwise act to authorize a subsidiary of the issuing public corporation to engage in any business combination with respect to, proposed by or on behalf of or pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or understanding, whether or not in writing, with, any interested shareholder of the issuing public corporation or any affiliate or associate of the interested shareholder for a period of three (3) years after the interested shareholder’s share acquisition date, unless the business combination or the acquisition of shares made by the interested shareholder on the interested shareholder’s share acquisition date is approved by a committee of the board of the issuing public corporation before the interested shareholder’s share acquisition date. The committee shall be formed in accordance with subsection (4) of this section.
(2)  If a good faith definitive proposal regarding a business combination is made in writing to the board of the issuing public corporation, a committee of the board formed in accordance with subsection (4) of this section shall consider and take action on the proposal and respond in writing within forty-five (45) days after receipt of the proposal by the issuing public corporation, setting forth its decision regarding the proposal.
(3)  If a good faith definitive proposal to acquire shares is made in writing to the board of the issuing public corporation, a committee of the board, formed in accordance with subsection (4) of this section, shall consider and take action on the proposal. Unless the committee responds affirmatively in writing within forty-five (45) days after receipt of the proposal by the issuing public corporation, the committee shall be considered to have disapproved the shares acquisition.
(4)  When a business combination or acquisition of shares is proposed pursuant to this section, the board shall promptly form a committee, which may be a committee of the entire board of directors, a majority of which shall be disinterested directors. The committee shall take action on the proposal by the affirmative vote of a simple majority of the committee members. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 30-1703, Idaho Code, the committee is not subject to any direction or control by the board with respect to the committee’s consideration of or any action concerning a business combination or acquisition of shares pursuant to this section. For purposes of this subsection, a director or person is disinterested if the director or person (a) is not a present or former officer or employee of the issuing public corporation or a majority owned subsidiary of the issuing public corporation, or (b) is not an officer, director, employee, affiliate or associate of an interested shareholder.

History:
[30-1704, added 1988, ch. 84, sec. 3, p. 164.]


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