§ 13.1-670

Voting trusts

A. One or more shareholders may create a voting trust, conferring on a trustee or trustees the right to vote or otherwise act for them, by signing an agreement setting out the provisions of the trust, which may include anything consistent with its purpose, and transferring their shares to the trustee or trustees. When a voting trust agreement is signed, the trustee shall prepare a list of the names and addresses of all owners of beneficial interests in the trust, together with the number and class of shares each transferred to the trust, and deliver copies of the list and agreement to the corporation’s principal office.

B. A voting trust becomes effective on the date the first shares subject to the trust are registered in the trustee’s name.

C. The duration of a voting trust shall be as set forth in the voting trust, except that a voting trust that became effective prior to July 1, 2015, is valid for not more than 10 years after its effective date unless some or all of the parties to the voting trust extend it by signing a written consent to the extension.

D. Any consent to an extension pursuant to subsection C signed by less than all of the parties to the voting trust binds only the parties signing it.

E. The voting trustee shall deliver copies of any consent to extension and the list of beneficial owners to the secretary at the corporation’s principal office.


Code 1950, § 13.1-34; 1956, c. 428; 1975, c. 500; 1985, c. 522; 2005, c. 765; 2015, c. 611.


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