Title 7
Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

Chapter 1.2
Rhode Island Business Corporation Act

Part 6
Shares Issuance and Distributions

R.I. Gen. Laws § 7-1.2-610

§ 7-1.2-610. Fractional shares.

(a) A corporation may:

(1) Issue fractions of a share;

(2) Arrange for the disposition of fractional interests by those entitled to those interests;

(3) Pay in cash the fair value of fractions of a share as of the time when those entitled to receive the fractions are determined; or

(4) Issue scrip in registered or bearer form which entitles the holder to receive a certificate for a full share upon the surrender of the scrip aggregating a full share.

(b) A certificate for a fractional share, but not scrip, entitles unless it otherwise provides, the holder to exercise voting rights, to receive dividends on that share, and to participate in any of the assets of the corporation in the event of liquidation. The board of directors may issue scrip subject to the condition that it becomes void if not exchanged for certificates representing full shares before a specified date, or subject to the condition that the shares for which scrip is exchangeable may be sold by the corporation and the proceeds from the sale distributed to the holders of scrip, or subject to any other conditions which the board of directors deems advisable.

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.