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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 607
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F.S. 607.0631
607.0631 Corporation’s acquisition of its own shares.
(1) A corporation may acquire its own shares, and, unless otherwise provided in the articles of incorporation or except as provided in subsection (4) or subsection (5), shares so acquired constitute authorized but unissued shares of the same class but undesignated as to series.
(2) If the articles of incorporation prohibit the reissue of acquired shares, the number of authorized shares is reduced by the number of shares acquired, effective upon amendment of the articles of incorporation.
(3) Articles of amendment to effectuate a reduction in the authorized shares by the number of shares acquired by the corporation may be adopted by the board of directors without shareholder action, shall be delivered to the department for filing, and shall set forth:
(a) The name of the corporation;
(b) The reduction in the number of authorized shares, itemized by class and series; and
(c) The total number of authorized shares, itemized by class and series, remaining after reduction of the shares.
(4) Shares of a corporation in existence on June 30, 1990, which are treasury shares under s. 607.004(18), Florida Statutes (1987), shall be issued, but not outstanding, until canceled or disposed of by the corporation.
(5) A corporation that has shares of any class or series which are registered on a national securities exchange may acquire such shares and designate, either in the bylaws or in the resolutions of its board, that shares so acquired by the corporation shall constitute treasury shares.
(6) Shares that a corporation acquires in a fiduciary capacity for the benefit of any person other than the corporation directly or indirectly through an entity controlled by the corporation may not be deemed to have been acquired by the corporation for purposes of this section.
History.s. 47, ch. 89-154; s. 1, ch. 99-135; s. 50, ch. 2019-90.