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302A.201 BOARD.

Subdivision 1.Board to manage.

The business and affairs of a corporation shall be managed by or under the direction of a board, subject to the provisions of subdivision 2 and section 302A.457. The members of the first board may be named in the articles or elected by the incorporators pursuant to section 302A.171 or by the shareholders.

Subd. 2.Shareholder management.

The holders of the shares entitled to vote for directors of the corporation may, by unanimous affirmative vote, take any action that this chapter requires or permits the board to take. As to an action taken by the shareholders in that manner:

(a) the directors have no duties, liabilities, or responsibilities as directors under this chapter with respect to or arising from the action;

(b) the shareholders collectively and individually have all of the duties, liabilities, and responsibilities of directors under this chapter with respect to and arising from the action;

(c) if the action relates to a matter required or permitted by this chapter or by any other law to be approved or adopted by the board, either with or without approval or adoption by the shareholders, the action is deemed to have been approved or adopted by the board; and

(d) a requirement that an instrument filed with a governmental agency contain a statement that the action has been approved and adopted by the board is satisfied by a statement that the shareholders have taken the action under this subdivision.