|CUMMINS INC filed this Form 10-Q on 10/31/2017|
(Effective as of May 9, 2017)
MEETINGS OF SHAREHOLDERS
Section 1.1 Annual Meetings. Annual meetings of the shareholders of the Corporation shall be held each year on such date, at such hour and at such place within or without the State of Indiana as shall be designated by the Board of Directors. If authorized by the Board of Directors in its sole discretion, and subject to such guidelines and procedures as the Board of Directors may adopt, any or all shareholders and proxy holders may participate in an annual shareholders’ meeting by, or through the use of, any means of communication by which all shareholders participating may simultaneously hear each other during the meeting in accordance with Section 23-1-29-1 of the Indiana Business Corporation Law. Any shareholder or proxy holder participating in a meeting by such means of communication is deemed to be present in person at the meeting.
Section 1.2 Special Meetings.
(a) Except as set forth in Section 1.2(b) of these By-Laws, special meetings of the shareholders of the Corporation may be called at any time only by the Board of Directors or the Chairman of the Board.
(b) Subject to the provisions of this Section 1.2(b) and all other applicable sections of these By-Laws, a special meeting of the shareholders of the Corporation shall be called by the Secretary of the Corporation (the “Secretary”) upon written request (a “Special Meeting Request”) to the Secretary by one or more Eligible Holders (as defined below) representing not less than 25% of the voting power of all outstanding shares of capital stock of the Corporation (the “Requisite Percentage”); provided that only shares of capital stock that are determined to be “Net Long Shares” in accordance with this Section 1.2(b) shall be counted in determining whether the Eligible Holders requesting the meeting represent the Requisite Percentage.
(i) “Eligible Holder” means any record holder of outstanding shares of common stock of the Corporation that (A) is making such request on its own behalf (and not on behalf of a beneficial owner of such common stock), or (B) is making such request on behalf of a beneficial owner of such common stock (the “Requesting Beneficial Owner”).
(ii) For purposes of this Section 1.2(b) and for determining the Requisite Percentage, Net Long Shares shall be limited to the number of shares owned by any Eligible Holder or Requesting Beneficial Owner that constitute such person’s net long position as defined in Rule 14e-4 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), provided that for purposes of applying such definition, (A) the reference in Rule 14e-4 to the date that a tender offer is first announced shall be deemed to refer to the date for determining and/or documenting an Eligible Holder’s or Requesting Beneficial Owner’s Net Long Shares under this Section 1.2(b) (the “Determination Date”) and (B) the reference in Rule 14e-4 to the highest tender price shall be deemed to refer to the market price on the Determination Date. In addition, (1) to the extent not otherwise excluded by such definition, an Eligible Holder’s or Requesting Beneficial Owner’s Net Long Shares shall be determined excluding any shares as to which such person does not, at the time the Special Meeting Request is delivered to the Corporation, have the right to vote or direct the vote at the special meeting or as to which such person has entered into a derivative or other agreement, arrangement or understanding that hedges or transfers, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, any of the economic consequences of ownership of such shares and (2) to the extent any affiliates of the Requesting Shareholder (as defined below) are acting in concert with the Requesting Shareholder with respect to the calling of the special meeting, the determination of Net Long Shares may include the effect of aggregating the Net Long Shares (including any negative number) of such affiliate or affiliates.