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Business Corporations Act , section: 119

Business Law, First directors

Each director named in the articles shall hold office from the date of endorsement of the certificate of incorporation until the first meeting of shareholders. R.S.O. 1990, c. B.16, s. 119 (1).

Until the first meeting of shareholders, the resignation of a director named in the articles shall not be effective unless at the time the resignation is to become effective a successor has been elected or appointed. 1994, c. 27, s. 71 (13).

The first directors of a corporation named in the articles have all the powers and duties and are subject to all the liabilities of directors. R.S.O. 1990, c. B.16, s. 119 (3).

Subject to clause 120 (a), shareholders of a corporation shall elect, at the first meeting of shareholders and at each succeeding annual meeting at which an election of directors is required, directors to hold office for a term expiring not later than the close of the third annual meeting of shareholders following the election. R.S.O. 1990, c. B.16, s. 119 (4).

It is not necessary that all directors elected at a meeting of shareholders hold office for the same term. R.S.O. 1990, c. B.16, s. 119 (5).

A director not elected for an expressly stated term ceases to hold office at the close of the first annual meeting of shareholders following his or her election. R.S.O. 1990, c. B.16, s. 119 (6).

Despite this section, if directors are not elected at a meeting of shareholders the incumbent directors continue in office until their successors are elected. R.S.O. 1990, c. B.16, s. 119 (7).

If a meeting of shareholders fails to elect the number of directors required by the articles or by section 125 by reason of the disqualification, incapacity or death of one or more candidates, the directors elected at that meeting, if they constitute a quorum, may exercise all the powers of the directors of the corporation pending the holding of a meeting of shareholders in accordance with subsection 124 (3). R.S.O. 1990, c. B.16, s. 119 (8).

Subject to subsection (10), the election or appointment of a director under this Act is not effective unless the person elected or appointed consents in writing before or within 10 days after the date of the election or appointment. 1999, c. 12, Sched. F, s. 8.

If the person elected or appointed consents in writing after the time period mentioned in subsection (9), the election or appointment is valid. 1999, c. 12, Sched. F, s. 8.

Subsection (9) does not apply to a director who is re-elected or re-appointed where there is no break in the director’s term of office. 1999, c. 12, Sched. F, s. 8.

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