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Item 5.03.Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On February 16, 2023, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of CTO Realty Growth, Inc. (the “Company”) approved and adopted the Company’s Third Amended and Restated Bylaws (the “Third Amended and Restated Bylaws”) to update provisions relating to stockholder meetings to ensure compliance with federal proxy rules, including Rule 14a-19 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Rule 14a-19”). The Third Amended and Restated Bylaws became effective upon adoption by the Board. The Third Amended and Restated Bylaws include the following amendments:
Article II (Meetings of Stockholders) has been updated to:
|●||Amend language to ensure that any stockholder casting a vote by proxy complies with Maryland law and the Third Amended and Restated Bylaws;|
|●||Reflect the requirement that any stockholder directly or indirectly soliciting proxies from other stockholders must use a proxy card color other than white, with the white proxy card being reserved for exclusive use by the Board;|
|●||Amend the provisions related to the information required to be included in a stockholder’s notice of nomination of individuals for election as a director and the information required to be included in any notice of other business the stockholder proposes to bring before a meeting;|
|●||Require a stockholder submitting a director nomination to make a written undertaking that such stockholder intends to solicit holders of shares representing at least 67% of the voting power of shares entitled to vote on the election of directors in support of the director nomination;|
|●||Amend the requirements pertaining to the certifications that must accompany the stockholder’s notice of nomination of individuals for election as a director; and|
|●||Reflect that the Company will disregard any proxy authority granted in favor of any proposed director nominee if the stockholder soliciting proxies in support of such proposed nominee abandons the solicitation or does not comply with Rule 14a-19.|
The above description of certain provisions of the Third Amended and Restated Bylaws is not intended to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Third Amended and Restated Bylaws filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: February 17, 2023
CTO Realty Growth, Inc.
/s/ Matthew M. Partridge
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
(Principal Financial Officer)
CTO REALTY GROWTH, Inc.
THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED BYLAWS
Subject to Section 11(a) of this Article II, any business of the Corporation may be transacted at an annual meeting of stockholders without being specifically designated in the notice, except such business as is required by any statute to be stated in such notice. No business shall be transacted at a special meeting of stockholders except as specifically designated in the notice. The Corporation may postpone or cancel a meeting of stockholders by making a public announcement (as defined in Section 11(c)(4) of this Article II) of such postponement or cancellation prior to the meeting. Notice of the date, time and place to which the meeting is postponed shall be given not less than ten days prior to such date and otherwise in the manner set forth in this section.
The stockholders present either in person or by proxy, at a meeting which has been duly called and at which a quorum has been established, may continue to transact business until adjournment, notwithstanding the withdrawal from the meeting of enough stockholders to leave fewer than would be required to establish a quorum.
Shares of stock of the Corporation directly or indirectly owned by it shall not be voted at any meeting and shall not be counted in determining the total number of outstanding shares entitled
to be voted at any given time, unless they are held by it in a fiduciary capacity, in which case they may be voted and shall be counted in determining the total number of outstanding shares at any given time.
The Board of Directors may adopt by resolution a procedure by which a stockholder may certify in writing to the Corporation that any shares of stock registered in the name of the stockholder are held for the account of a specified person other than the stockholder. The resolution shall set forth the class of stockholders who may make the certification, the purpose for which the certification may be made, the form of certification and the information to be contained in it; if the certification is with respect to a record date, the time after the record date within which the certification must be received by the Corporation; and any other provisions with respect to the procedure which the Board of Directors considers necessary or appropriate. On receipt by the secretary of the Corporation of such certification, the person specified in the certification shall be regarded as, for the purposes set forth in the certification, the holder of record of the specified stock in place of the stockholder who makes the certification.
The directors present at a meeting which has been duly called and at which a quorum has been established may continue to transact business until adjournment, notwithstanding the withdrawal from the meeting of enough directors to leave fewer than required to establish a quorum.
The Corporation shall be entitled to treat the holder of record of any share of stock as the holder in fact thereof and, accordingly, shall not be bound to recognize any equitable or other claim to or interest in such share or on the part of any other person, whether or not it shall have express or other notice thereof, except as otherwise expressly provided by the laws of the State of Maryland.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, transfers of shares of any class or series of stock will be subject in all respects to the Charter and all of the terms and conditions contained therein.
When a record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to notice of or to vote at any meeting of stockholders has been set as provided in this section, such record date shall continue to apply to the meeting if postponed or adjourned, except if the meeting is postponed or adjourned to a date more than 120 days after the record date originally fixed for the meeting, in which case a new record date for such meeting shall be determined as set forth herein.
The Board of Directors shall have the power, from time to time, to fix the fiscal year of the Corporation by a duly adopted resolution.
Subject to the provisions of the Charter, the Board of Directors may from time to time adopt, amend, revise or terminate any policy or policies with respect to investments by the Corporation as it shall deem appropriate in its sole discretion.
Whenever any notice of a meeting is required to be given pursuant to the Charter or these Bylaws or pursuant to applicable law, a waiver thereof in writing or by electronic transmission, given by the person or persons entitled to such notice, whether before or after the time stated therein, shall be deemed equivalent to the giving of such notice. Neither the business to be transacted at nor the purpose of any meeting need be set forth in the waiver of notice of such meeting, unless specifically required by statute. The attendance of any person at any meeting shall constitute a waiver of notice of such meeting, except where such person attends a meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business on the ground that the meeting has not been lawfully called or convened.
Unless the Corporation consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland, or, if that court does not have jurisdiction, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division, shall be the sole and exclusive forum for (a) any Internal Corporate Claim, as such term is defined in the MGCL, or any successor provision thereof, (b) any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the Corporation other than actions arising under federal securities laws, (c) any action asserting a claim of breach of any duty owed by any director or officer or other employee of the Corporation to the Corporation or to the stockholders of the Corporation, (d) any action asserting a claim against the
Corporation or any director or officer or other employee of the Corporation arising pursuant to any provision of the MGCL or the Charter or these Bylaws, or (e) any other action asserting a claim against the Corporation or any director or officer or other employee of the Corporation that is governed by the internal affairs doctrine.
The Board of Directors is expressly authorized to amend or repeal any provision of these Bylaws and to make new Bylaws. In addition, these Bylaws may be amended or repealed, and new Bylaws may be adopted by the stockholders of the Corporation, without the approval of the Board of Directors, by the affirmative vote of 85% of the votes entitled to be cast on the matter by stockholders entitled to vote generally in the election of directors.
Effective as of February 16, 2023