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2016 Statute


40-502.Directors and officers; vacancies; elections. (a) The affairs of any mutual life insurance company now existing or hereafter organized under the laws of this state shall be managed by a board of not more than 25 nor less than five directors. Any vacancy in the board shall be filled by the remaining members until the next annual meeting of the policyholders, at which time a successor shall be elected to fill the unexpired term.

(b) The director shall be elected by ballot, and each person who is a policyholder shall be entitled to one vote. Policyholders may vote by proxy, signed by the person legally entitled to vote the same. Each policyholder shall have the right to cast as many votes in the aggregate as shall equal the number of directors to be regularly elected, and each policyholder, in person or by proxy, may cast the whole number of votes for one candidate or may divide such policyholder's votes among two or more candidates. A majority of the number of directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

(c) Every mutual life insurance company, now existing or hereafter organized under the laws of this state, shall have such officers with such titles and duties as shall be stated in the bylaws or in a resolution of the board of directors which is not inconsistent with the bylaws.

(d) Officers shall be chosen in such manner and shall hold their offices for such terms as are prescribed by the bylaws or determined by the board of directors or other governing body.

History: L. 1927, ch. 231, 40-502; L. 2005, ch. 41, § 3; L. 2007, ch. 30, § 1; July 1.