A. When a conversion under this article becomes effective:
1. The corporation continues its existence as a domestic stock corporation subject to the provisions of Chapter 9 (§ 13.1-601 et seq.);
2. The directors of the corporation continue in office until their terms expire and new directors are elected by the shareholders;
3. The title to all real estate and other property remains in the domestic stock corporation without reversion or impairment;
4. The liabilities remain the liabilities of the domestic stock corporation;
5. A pending proceeding may be continued by or against the domestic stock corporation as if the conversion did not occur;
6. The amended and restated articles of incorporation set forth in the articles of restatement shall constitute the articles of incorporation of the domestic stock corporation;
7. The membership interests, if any, of the corporation are reclassified into shares or other property, or canceled, in accordance with the articles of restatement, and the members of the corporation are entitled only to the rights provided in the articles of restatement;
8. The domestic stock corporation is deemed to:
a. Be a domestic stock corporation for all purposes;
b. Be the same corporation without interruption as the converting corporation that existed prior to the conversion; and
c. Have been incorporated on the date that the converting corporation was originally incorporated; and
9. The corporation shall cease to be a corporation organized under the provisions of this chapter.
B. Any member of a corporation that converts to a domestic stock corporation who, prior to the conversion, was liable for the liabilities or obligations of the corporation is not released from those liabilities or obligations by reason of the conversion.
1989, c. 609; 2015, c. 623.