A. After fixing a record date for a meeting, a corporation shall prepare an alphabetical list of the names of all its shareholders who are entitled to notice of a shareholders’ meeting. If the board of directors fixes a different record date under subsection E of § 13.1-660 to determine the shareholders entitled to vote at the meeting, a corporation shall also prepare an alphabetical list of the names of all its shareholders who are entitled to vote at the meeting. A list shall be arranged by voting group, and within each group by class or series of shares, and show the address of and number of shares held by each shareholder.
B. The shareholders’ list for notice shall be available for inspection by any shareholder, beginning two business days after notice of the meeting is given for which the list was prepared and continuing through the meeting, at the corporation’s principal office or at a place identified in the meeting notice in the county or city where the meeting will be held. A shareholders’ list for voting shall be similarly available for inspection promptly after the record date for voting. The original share transfer books shall be prima facie evidence as to who are the shareholders entitled to examine such list or to vote at any meeting of shareholders. A shareholder, or the shareholder’s agent or attorney, is entitled on written demand to inspect and, subject to the requirements set forth in subsection D of § 13.1-771, to copy a list, during the regular business hours and at the shareholder’s expense, during the period it is available for inspection.
C. The corporation shall make the list of shareholders entitled to vote available at the meeting, and any shareholder, or the shareholder’s agent or attorney, is entitled to inspect the list at any time during the meeting or any adjournment.
D. If the corporation refuses to allow a shareholder, the shareholder’s agent, or the shareholder’s attorney to inspect a shareholders’ list before or at the meeting, or to copy a list as permitted by subsection B, the circuit court of the county or city where the corporation’s principal office, or if none in the Commonwealth its registered office, is located, on application of the shareholder, may summarily order the inspection or copying at the corporation’s expense and may postpone the meeting for which the list was prepared until the inspection or copying is complete.
Code 1950, § 13.1-30; 1956, c. 428; 1964, c. 418; 1975, c. 500; 1985, c. 522; 2010, c. 782; 2012, c. 706.