Title 7
Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

Chapter 1.2
Rhode Island Business Corporation Act

Part 13
Dissolution and Revocation

R.I. Gen. Laws § 7-1.2-1303

§ 7-1.2-1303. Voluntary dissolution by act of corporation.

A corporation may be dissolved by the act of the corporation, when authorized in the following manner:

(1) The board of directors adopts a resolution recommending that the corporation be dissolved, and directing that the question of the dissolution be submitted to a vote at a meeting of the shareholders, which may be either an annual or a special meeting.

(2) Written notice is given to each shareholder entitled to vote at the meeting within the time and in the manner provided in this chapter for the giving of notice of meetings of shareholders, and, whether the meeting is an annual or special meeting, states that the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the meeting is to consider the advisability of dissolving the corporation.

(3) At the meeting a vote of shareholders entitled to vote at the meeting is taken on a resolution to dissolve the corporation. The resolution is adopted upon receiving the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the shares of the corporation entitled to vote on the resolution, unless any class of shares is entitled to vote on the resolution as a class, in which event approval of the resolution also requires the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the shares of each class of shares entitled to vote as a class and of the total shares entitled to vote on the resolution.

(4) The corporation shall immediately deliver notice of the adoption of such resolution by a vote of the shareholders to each known creditor of the corporation.

(5) The corporation shall proceed to collect its assets, sell or otherwise dispose of those of its properties that are not to be distributed in kind to its shareholders, pay, satisfy, and discharge its liabilities and obligations and do all other acts required to liquidate its business and affairs. After paying or adequately providing for the payment of all its obligations, the corporation distributes the remainder of its assets, either in cash or in kind, among its shareholders according to their respective rights and interests.

(6) The corporation, at any time during the liquidation of its business and affairs, may apply to a court of competent jurisdiction within the state and county in which the registered office or principal place of business of the corporation is situated, to have the liquidation continued under the supervision of the court as provided in this chapter.

(7) Upon the completion of actions set forth in subsections (1) — (6) of this section, the corporation shall execute and file articles of dissolution in accordance with the provisions of §§ 7-1.2-1308 and 7-1.2-1309.

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; P.L. 2007, ch. 98, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 107, § 1.