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17-72a05. Duties of directors. (a) The board of directors shall manage or direct the business and affairs of the public benefit corporation in a manner that balances the pecuniary interests of the stockholders, the best interests of those materially affected by the corporation's conduct and the specific public benefit or public benefits identified in its articles of incorporation.

(b) A director of a public benefit corporation shall not, by virtue of the public benefit provisions or K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 17-72a02(a), and amendments thereto, have any duty to any person on account of any interest of such person in the public benefit or public benefits identified in the articles of incorporation or on account of any interest materially affected by the corporation's conduct and, with respect to a decision implicating the balance requirement in subsection (a), will be deemed to satisfy such director's fiduciary duties to stockholders and the corporation if such director's decision is both informed and disinterested and not such that no person of ordinary, sound judgment would approve.

(c) The articles of incorporation of a public benefit corporation may include a provision that any disinterested failure to satisfy this section shall not, for the purposes of K.S.A. 17-6002(b)(8) or 17-6305, and amendments thereto, constitute an act or omission not in good faith, or a breach of the duty of loyalty.

History: L. 2017, ch. 71, ยง 5; July 1.


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