TITLE 7
Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

CHAPTER 7-1.2
Rhode Island Business Corporation Act

PART 7-1.2-601
Shares Issuance and Distributions

SECTION 7-1.2-604


§ 7-1.2-604 Issuance of and consideration for shares.

(a) Shares with par value may be issued for such consideration having a value not less than the par value thereof, as determined from time to time by the board of directors, or by the shareholders if the articles of incorporation so provide.

(b) Shares without par value may be issued for such consideration as is determined from time to time by the board of directors, or by the shareholders if the articles of incorporation so provide.

(c) The board of directors may authorize shares to be issued for consideration consisting of any tangible or intangible property or benefit to the corporation, including cash, promissory notes, services performed, contracts for services to be performed or other securities of the corporation.

(d) Before the corporation issues shares, the board of directors must determine that the consideration received or to be received for shares to be issued is adequate. The determination by the board of directors is conclusive insofar as the adequacy of consideration for the issuance of the shares relates to whether the shares are validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.

(e) When the corporation receives the consideration for which the board of directors authorized the issuance of shares, the shares issued therefor are fully paid and nonassessable.

(f) The corporation may place in escrow shares issued for a contract for future services or benefits or a promissory note, or make other arrangements to restrict the transfer of the shares, and may credit distributions in respect of the shares against their purchase price, until the services are performed, the note is paid or the benefits received. If the services are not performed, the note is not paid, or the benefits are not received, the shares escrowed or restricted and the distributions credited may be cancelled in whole or part.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2004, ch. 216, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 274, § 2; P.L. 2005, ch. 120, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 130, § 1.)