(805 ILCS 5/8.60)
(from Ch. 32, par. 8.60)
Director conflict of interest.
(a) If a transaction is
fair to a corporation at the time it is authorized, approved, or ratified,
the fact that a director of the corporation is directly or indirectly a
party to the transaction is not grounds for invalidating the transaction or
the director's vote regarding the transaction; provided, however, that in a
proceeding contesting the validity of such a transaction, the person asserting
validity has the burden of proving
(1) the material facts of the transaction and the
director's interest or relationship were disclosed or known to the board of directors or a committee of the board and the board or committee authorized, approved or ratified the transaction by the affirmative votes of a majority of disinterested directors, even though the disinterested directors be less than a quorum; or
(2) the material facts of the transaction and the
director's interest or relationship were disclosed or known to the shareholders entitled to vote and they authorized, approved or ratified the transaction without counting the vote of any shareholder who is an interested director.
(b) For purposes of this Section, a director is "indirectly" a party to
if the other party to the transaction is an entity in which the director
has a material financial interest or of which the director is an officer,
director or general partner.
(Source: P.A. 90-421, eff. 1-1-98.)