Home >> Statutes >> Back

Click to open printable format in new window.Printable Format
 | Next

17-6405. Fractional shares; certificated or uncertificated shares. A corporation may issue, but shall not be required to issue, fractions of a share. If it does not issue fractions of a share, it shall: (a) Arrange for the disposition of fractional interests by those entitled thereto; (b) pay in cash the fair value of fractions of a share as of the time when those entitled to receive such fractions are determined; or (c) issue scrip or warrants in registered form, either represented by a certificate or uncertificated, or in bearer form, represented by a certificate, which shall entitle the holder to receive a full share upon the surrender of such scrip or warrants aggregating a full share. A certificate for a fractional share or an uncertificated fractional share shall entitle the holder to exercise voting rights, to receive dividends thereon and to participate in any of the assets of the corporation in the event of liquidation, but scrip or warrants shall not so entitle the holder thereof, unless otherwise provided therein. The board of directors may cause scrip or warrants to be issued subject to the conditions that they shall become void if not exchanged for certificates representing full shares or for uncertificated full shares before a specified date, or subject to the conditions that the shares for which scrip or warrants are exchangeable may be sold by the corporation and the proceeds thereof distributed to the holders of scrip or warrants, or subject to any other conditions which the board of directors may impose.

History: L. 1972, ch. 52, § 32; L. 1986, ch. 399, § 3; L. 2016, ch. 110, § 33; July 1.

Source or Prior law:

8 Del. C. § 155.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Voting of stock, see 17-6502.

Cumulative voting for directors, see 17-6504.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

“When Controlling Shareholders Squeeze Out Minority Shareholders by Reverse Stock Split in Close Corporations - A Proposal for Kansas Courts,” John T. Richer, 50 K.L.R. 545 (2002).


1. Minority shareholder may not veto reverse stock split that would eliminate minority shareholders. Achey v. Linn County Bank, 261 K. 669, 673, 931 P.2d 16 (1997).

2. Minority shareholders lacked power to veto reverse stock split which would eliminate minority shareholders. Achey v. Linn County Bank, 966 F.Supp. 1026, 1028 (1997).

3. Minority and marketability discounts are not appropriate when purchaser of stock is majority stockholder or corporation. Arnaud v. Stockgrowers State Bank, 268 K. 163, 169, 992 P.2d 216 (1999).

4. Mentioned in the discussion of fair market value of estate. In re Estate of Hjersted, 286 K. 559, 577, 578, 175 P.3d 810 (2008).

 | Next

  08/09/2023 Meeting Notice Agenda
  06/05/2023 Meeting Notice Agenda
  04/25/2023 Meeting Notice Agenda
  LCC Policies

  2023 New, Amended and Repealed by KSA
  2023 New, Amended and Repealed by Bill
  Chapter 72 Statute Transfer List
  Kansas School Equity & Enhancement Act
  Gannon v. State
  Information for Special Session 2021
  General Info., Legal Analysis & Research
  2022 Amended & Repealed Statutes
  2021 Amended & Repealed Statutes
  2020 Amended & repealed Statutes
  2019 Amended & Repealed Statutes

Session Laws

Kansas Legislature
Administrative Services
Division of Post Audit
Research Department