Citations Affected: IC 27-3-3-3 ; IC 27-8-5.6-1.
Synopsis: Insurance technical correction. Removes references to the
1971 Indiana Code from sections of the Indiana insurance code.
Effective: July 1, 2001.
January 17, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Insurance, Corporations and
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
shall otherwise direct. Dissent and demand shall only be made jointly
by holders of voting stock jointly held. Any shareholder failing to make
the dissent and demand accompanied by certificates representing his
voting stock within the thirty (30) day period shall be bound by the
terms and conditions of the plan of acquisition. Any shareholder
making dissent and demand accompanied by certificates representing
his voting stock shall thereafter have no rights with respect to that
voting stock except the right to receive payment therefor under this
section, and a transferee of voting stock shall acquire by the transfer no
rights other than those which the original dissenting shareholder had
after making dissent and demand.
No dissent and demand may be withdrawn unless the president or a vice-president of the subsidiary insurer shall consent thereto in writing. If, however, dissent and demand is withdrawn upon such consent, or if the plan of acquisition is abandoned, or if a dissenting shareholder fails to submit for notation or surrender for payment the certificate or certificates representing his voting stock at the time and in the manner required by this section, or if a dissenting shareholder does not file a petition for a determination of fair value of his voting stock within the time and in the manner provided in this section and the subsidiary insurer does not file a petition for such determination, or if a court of competent jurisdiction determines that a dissenting shareholder is not entitled to the relief provided by this section, then the right of the dissenting shareholder to be paid the fair value of his voting stock shall cease and his status and rights shall be the same as a shareholder failing to make dissent and demand, without prejudice to any corporate proceedings which may have been taken during the interim.
Within sixty (60) days after the acquisition proposed in the plan is effected, the subsidiary insurer shall give written notice thereof to each shareholder who has made dissent and demand as in this section provided, and shall make a written offer to each such dissenting shareholder to pay for his voting stock a specified price deemed by the subsidiary insurer to be the fair value thereof. This notice and offer shall be made when deposited in the United States mails, postage prepaid, addressed to the dissenting shareholder at his address of record. If the offer is accepted in writing by the dissenting shareholder, the subsidiary insurer shall pay the specified price to the dissenting shareholder upon surrender of the certificate or certificates representing his voting stock. Upon such payment the dissenting shareholder shall cease to have any interest in such voting stock and such voting stock shall be retired by the subsidiary insurer pursuant to IC
If within thirty (30) days after the date of the mailing of the written offer the subsidiary insurer and a dissenting shareholder do not agree in writing upon the fair value, the subsidiary insurer or the dissenting shareholder may, within ninety (90) days after the date of the mailing of the written offer, petition the circuit or superior court of the county in which the principal office of the subsidiary insurer is located to appraise the fair value of the voting stock as of the day prior to the date on which the plan of acquisition was adopted by the board of directors of the parent corporation, excluding any appreciation or depreciation in anticipation of, or resulting from, that corporate action. If more than one (1) petition is filed, the petitions may be consolidated or joint hearings may be held thereon. The practice, procedure and judgment in the circuit or superior court shall be the same, so far as practical, as that under the eminent domain laws in this state. The judgment of the circuit or superior court shall be final. A judgment shall be payable only upon and concurrently with the surrender by such dissenting shareholder to the subsidiary insurer of the certificate or certificates representing the voting stock. Upon payment of the judgment, the dissenting shareholder shall cease to have any interest in the voting stock and such voting stock shall be retired by the subsidiary insurer pursuant to IC
This section shall provide the exclusive method for dissenting from a plan of acquisition effected pursuant to this chapter and demanding payment of fair value of the voting stock acquired or to be acquired under such a plan.