2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 14 - CORPORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND ASSOCIATIONS
CHAPTER 3 - NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS
ARTICLE 8 - DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
PART 5 - INDEMNIFICATION
§ 14-3-856 - Indemnification of officers, employees, and agents
. Indemnification of officers, employees, and agents
(a) A corporation may indemnify and advance expenses under this part to an officer of the corporation who is a party to a proceeding because he or she is an officer of the corporation:
(1) To the same extent as a director; and
(2) If he or she is not a director, to such further extent as may be provided by the articles of incorporation, the bylaws, a resolution of the board of directors, or contract except for liability arising out of conduct that constitutes:
(A) Appropriation, in violation of his or her duties, of any business opportunity of the corporation;
(B) Acts or omissions which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law;
(C) The types of liability set forth in Code Section 14-3-831
(D) Receipt of an improper personal benefit.
(b) The provisions of paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this Code section shall apply to an officer who is also a director if the sole basis on which he or she is made a party to the proceeding is an act or omission solely as an officer.
(c) An officer of a corporation who is not a director is entitled to mandatory indemnification under Code Section 14-3-852
, and may apply to a court under Code Section 14-3-854
for indemnification or advances for expenses, in each case to the same extent to which a director may be entitled to indemnification or advances for expenses under those provisions.
(d) A corporation may also indemnify and advance expenses to an employee or agent who is not a director to the extent, consistent with public policy, that may be provided by its articles of incorporation, bylaws, general or specific action of its board of directors, or contract.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer