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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 607
FLORIDA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
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F.S. 607.0858
607.0858 Variation by corporate action; application of ss. 607.0850-607.0859.
(1) The indemnification provided pursuant to ss. 607.0851 and 607.0852 and the advancement of expenses provided pursuant to s. 607.0853 are not exclusive, and a corporation may, by a provision in its articles of incorporation, bylaws, or any agreement, or by vote of shareholders or disinterested directors, or otherwise, obligate itself in advance of the act or omission giving rise to a proceeding to provide any other or further indemnification or advancement of expenses to any of its directors or officers. Any such obligatory provision shall be deemed to satisfy the requirements for authorization referred to in ss. 607.0853(3) and 607.0855(3). Any such provision that obligates the corporation to provide indemnification to the fullest extent permitted by law shall be deemed to obligate the corporation to advance funds to pay for or reimburse expenses in accordance with s. 607.0853 to the fullest extent permitted by law, unless the provision specifically provides otherwise.
(2) A right of indemnification or to advance for expenses created by this chapter or under subsection (1) and in effect at the time of an act or omission may not be eliminated or impaired with respect to such act or omission by an amendment of the articles of incorporation or bylaws or a resolution of the directors or shareholders, adopted after the occurrence of such act or omission, unless, in the case of a right created under subsection (1), the provision creating such right and in effect at the time of such act or omission explicitly authorizes such elimination or impairment after such act or omission has occurred.
(3) Any provision pursuant to subsection (1) shall not obligate the corporation to indemnify or advance for expenses to a director or officer of a predecessor of the corporation, pertaining to conduct with respect to the predecessor, unless otherwise specifically provided. Any provision for indemnification or advance for expenses in the articles of incorporation, bylaws, or a resolution of the board of directors or shareholders of a predecessor of the corporation in a merger or in a contract to which the predecessor is a party, existing at the time the merger takes effect, shall be governed by s. 607.1106(1)(d).
(4) Subject to subsection (2), a corporation may, by a provision in its articles of incorporation, limit any of the rights to indemnification or advance for expenses created by or pursuant to this chapter.
(5) Sections 607.0850-607.0859 do not limit a corporation’s power to pay or reimburse expenses incurred by a director, an officer, an employee, or an agent in connection with appearing as a witness in a proceeding at a time when he or she is not a party.
(6) Sections 607.0850-607.0859 do not limit a corporation’s power to indemnify, advance expenses to, or provide or maintain insurance on behalf of or for the benefit of an individual who is or was an employee or agent.
History.s. 114, ch. 2019-90; s. 24, ch. 2020-32.