SEC Filings

AMSURG CORP filed this Form 10-12G/A on 11/03/1997
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Stock. The 1992 Stockholders' Agreement, other than certain provisions with
respect to the election of directors after May 31, 2000, will be terminated on
the effective date of the Distribution.
     AHC and certain private investors entered into a Registration Agreement
dated April 2, 1992, as amended (the "Registration Agreement"). Pursuant
thereto, the holders of at least 66 2/3% of certain of the Registrable Shares
after a Qualified Initial Public Offering (as those terms are defined in the
Registration Agreement), may by written notice demand registration on Form S-1
or any similar long-form registration under the Securities Act of up to all of
the Registrable Shares owned by such holders. These holders of Registrable
Shares are entitled to only one such long-form demand registration. In
connection with an equity financing of AmSurg Preferred Stock in November 1996,
the purchasers of the AmSurg Preferred Stock became parties to the Registration
Agreement. As a result, shares of Class A Common Stock issued upon conversion of
the Series A Preferred Stock and the Series B Preferred Stock have been included
in the definition of Registrable Shares, and as such, have certain registration
rights. The holders of the Series A Preferred Stock and Series B Preferred Stock
are entitled to two long-form demand registrations. In addition, any holder or
holders of Registrable Shares may demand registration of any or all of their
Registrable Shares on or after the date upon which AmSurg has become entitled as
a registrant to use Form S-3 or any similar short-form registration. This
short-form demand registration right may be invoked on unlimited occasions,
provided the aggregate offering value of the Registrable Shares requested to be
registered is at least $1,000,000. The stockholders are also entitled to
unlimited "piggyback" registration rights whenever AmSurg proposes to register
any of its securities under the Securities Act (other than on Forms S-4 or S-8
or any successor forms). These "piggyback" registration rights entitle these
stockholders to include any of their Registrable Shares in any registration
statement which AmSurg proposes to file, subject to certain limitations
generally imposed by the managing underwriter regarding the number of shares to
be included in the offering.
     Substantially all stockholders who purchased common stock of AmSurg in
connection with AmSurg's acquisitions of ambulatory surgery centers and other
investments have entered into stockholders' agreements with AmSurg. These
stockholders' agreements limit the ability of the stockholders to dispose of the
AmSurg Common Stock that they own without obtaining the prior written consent of
AmSurg. The stockholders' agreements also prohibit the stockholders from
effecting any public sale or distribution of the AmSurg Common Stock for 180
days following the effective date of any underwritten sale registered under the
Securities Act by AmSurg of its securities for its own account. The AmSurg Board
of Directors waived the 180 day holdback provision at its March 7, 1997 meeting,
subject to completion of the Distribution. In addition, the stockholders'
agreements provide for "piggyback" registration rights. See "SHARES ELIGIBLE FOR
FUTURE SALE." Except with respect to the registration rights of such
stockholders, the stockholders' agreements terminate on the earlier of the
closing of an Initial Public Offering or an Approved Sale of AmSurg (as those
terms are defined in the stockholders' agreements) or 10 years from the date of
such agreements. The registration rights granted pursuant to the stockholders'
agreements terminate upon the later of three years after the date of the
stockholders' agreement or six months following the closing of an Initial Public
     General.  The provisions of the Charter, the Bylaws, and Tennessee
statutory law described in this section may delay or make more difficult
acquisitions or changes of control of AmSurg that are not approved by the Board
of Directors. Such provisions have been implemented to enable AmSurg,
particularly (but not exclusively) in the initial years of its existence as an
independent, publicly-owned company, to develop its business in a manner that
will foster its long-term growth without the disruption of the threat of a
takeover not deemed by the Board of Directors to be in the best interests of
AmSurg and its stockholders.
     Classified Board of Directors.  The Bylaws provide that the number of
directors shall be no fewer than three or more than twelve, with the exact
number to be established by the Board of Directors and subject to