Nebraska Revised Statute 21-2439

Chapter 21 Section 2439

21-2439.

Control-share acquisition, defined.

Control-share acquisition shall mean an acquisition, directly or indirectly, by an acquiring person of ownership of voting stock of an issuing public corporation that, except for the Shareholders Protection Act, would, when added to all other shares of the issuing public corporation owned by the acquiring person, entitle the acquiring person, immediately after the acquisition, to exercise or direct the exercise of a new range of voting power within any of the following ranges of voting power: (1) At least twenty percent but less than thirty-three and one-third percent; (2) at least thirty-three and one-third percent but less than or equal to fifty percent; or (3) over fifty percent.

The acquisition of any shares of an issuing public corporation shall not constitute a control-share acquisition if the acquisition is consummated in any of the following circumstances: (a) Before April 9, 1988; (b) pursuant to a contract existing before April 9, 1988; (c) pursuant to the laws of descent and distribution; (d) pursuant to the satisfaction of a pledge or other security interest created in good faith and not for the purpose of circumventing the Shareholders Protection Act; (e) pursuant to a merger or plan of share exchange effected in compliance with sections 21-2,161 to 21-2,168 if the issuing public corporation is a party to the plan of merger or plan of share exchange; or (f) from a person who owns over fifty percent of the shares of an issuing public corporation and who acquired the shares prior to April 9, 1988.

All shares, the ownership of which is acquired within a one-hundred-twenty-day period, and all shares, the ownership of which is acquired pursuant to a plan to make a control-share acquisition, shall be deemed to have been acquired in the same acquisition.

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