SEC Filings

CUMMINS INC filed this Form 10-Q on 10/31/2017
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(iv) The name purports to be that of a pledgee, beneficial owner, or attorney in fact of the shareholder and, if the Corporation requests, evidence acceptable to the Corporation of the signatory’s authority to sign for the shareholder is presented with respect to the vote, consent, waiver or proxy appointment.

(v) Two (2) or more persons are the shareholders as cotenants or fiduciaries and the name purports to be the name of at least one (1) of the coowners and the person acting appears to be acting on behalf of all coowners.

The Corporation may reject a vote, consent, waiver or proxy appointment if the Secretary of the Corporation or other officer or agent of the Corporation who is authorized to tabulate votes, acting in good faith, has reasonable basis for doubt about the validity of the signature on a writing or about the signatory’s authority to sign for the shareholder, or the validity of an electronic submission or the submitter’s authority to make the electronic transmission.
Section 1.10 Organization. At every meeting of the shareholders, the Chairman of the Board, or, in the Chairman’s absence, a person designated by the Chairman, or, in the absence of such designation, a person chosen by the Board of Directors, shall act as a chairman. The Secretary of the Corporation shall act as secretary of such meeting or, in the Secretary’s absence, the chairman shall appoint a secretary.

Section 1.11 Voting Lists. At least five business days before each meeting of shareholders, the officer or agent having charge of the stock transfer books shall make a complete list of the shareholders entitled to notice of a shareholders’ meeting, arranged in alphabetical order, with the address and number of shares so entitled to vote held by each, which list shall be on file at the principal office of the Corporation and subject to inspection by any shareholder entitled to vote at the meeting. Such list shall be produced and kept open at the time and place of the meeting and subject to the inspection of any shareholder during the holding of such meeting. Unless otherwise required by law, the Corporation need not include electronic mail addresses or other electronic contact information on such list. The original stock register or transfer book, or a duplicate thereof, kept in this state, shall be the only evidence as to who are the shareholders entitled to examine such list or the stock ledger or transfer book or to vote at any meeting of the shareholders.

Section 1.12 Inspectors of Election. The Board of Directors may appoint Inspectors of Election to serve at meetings of shareholders. If, at the time of any meeting, any Inspector so appointed shall be absent, the presiding officer may appoint an Inspector to serve in place of the absent Inspector. The Inspector or Inspectors so appointed or designated shall, according to any rules and/or procedures prescribed by the Board of Directors, (i) ascertain the number of shares of capital stock of the Corporation outstanding and the voting power of each such share, (ii) determine the shares of capital stock of the Corporation represented at the meeting and the validity of proxies and ballots, (iii) count all votes and ballots, (iv) specify the information upon which the Inspector or Inspectors rely in determining the validity of proxies; (v) determine and retain for a reasonable period a record of the disposition of any challenges made to any determination by the Inspector or Inspectors, and (vi) certify its or their determination of the number of shares of capital stock of the Corporation represented at the meeting and such Inspector’s or Inspectors’ count of all votes and ballots. Such certification shall specify such other information as may be required by law. In determining the validity and counting of proxies and ballots cast at any meeting of shareholders of the Corporation, the Inspector or Inspectors may consider such information as is permitted by applicable law and any rules and/or procedures prescribed by the Board of Directors. No person who is a candidate for an office at an election may serve as an Inspector at such election.

Section 1.13 Conduct of Meeting. At any meeting of shareholders of the Corporation, the Chairman of the Board (or, in the absence of the Chairman of the Board, such person designated by the Chairman or the Board of Directors as chair pursuant to Section 1.10 of these By-Laws) shall prescribe the order of business to be conducted at the meeting and establish procedures incident thereto. The Board of Directors of the Corporation may adopt by resolution such rules or regulations for the conduct of meetings of shareholders as it shall deem appropriate. Except to the extent inconsistent with such rules and regulations as adopted by the Board of Directors, the Chairman of the Board or designated chair of any meeting of shareholders shall have the right and authority to prescribe such rules, regulations and procedures and to do all such acts as, in the judgment of the Chairman of the Board or such chair, are appropriate for the proper conduct of the meeting. Such rules, regulations or procedures, whether adopted by the Board of Directors or prescribed by the Chairman of the Board or the chair of the meeting, may include, without limitation, the following: (a) the establishment of an agenda or order of business for the meeting; (b) rules and procedures for maintaining order at the meeting and the safety of those present; (c) limitations on attendance at or participation in the meeting, to shareholders of record of the Corporation, their duly authorized and constituted proxies or such other persons as the chair shall permit; (d) restrictions on entry to the meeting after the time fixed for the commencement thereof, and (e) the format for the submission of, and limitations on the time allotted to, questions or comments by participants. Unless, and to the extent determined by the Board of Directors, the Chairman of the Board or the designated chair of the meeting, meetings of shareholders shall not be required to be held in accordance with rules of parliamentary procedure.