Meetings of Stockholders
Section 1.01. Annual Meetings. The annual meeting of stockholders for the election
of Directors and for the transaction of such other proper business, notice of which was given in
the notice of the meeting, shall be held on a date (other than a legal holiday) which shall be
designated each year by the Board of Directors, or on such other date to which a meeting may be
adjourned or re-scheduled, at such time and place as shall be designated by resolution of the Board
of Directors and set forth in the notice of such meeting.
Section 1.02. Special Meetings. Except as otherwise required by law, special
meetings of stockholders of the Corporation may be called only by the Chairman of the Board, the
President or a majority of the Board of Directors, subject to the rights of holders of any one or
more classes or series of preferred stock or any other class of stock issued by the Corporation
which shall have the right, voting separately by class or series, to elect Directors. Special
meetings shall be held as shall be designated by resolution of the Board of Directors and set forth
in the notice of such meeting, and the business transacted shall be confined to the purpose or
purposes stated in the notice of the meeting.
Section 1.03. Re-scheduling and Adjournment of Meetings. Notwithstanding Sections
1.01 and 1.02 of this Article, the Board of Directors may postpone and re-schedule any previously
scheduled annual or special meeting of stockholders. The person presiding at any meeting is
empowered to adjourn the meeting at any time after it has been convened.
Section 1.04. Notice of Stockholders Meetings. The notice of all meetings of
stockholders shall state the place, if any, and time of the meeting and the means of remote
communication, if any, by which stockholders and proxy holders may be deemed to be present in
person and vote at such meeting. The notice of a special meeting shall state the purpose or
purposes for which the meeting is called.
Unless otherwise required by law, the notice of each meeting of stockholders shall be given
not less than ten days nor more than sixty days before the date of the meeting, to each stockholder
entitled to vote at such meeting. If mailed, such notice shall be deemed to be given when deposited
in the United States mail, postage prepaid, directed to the stockholder at the stockholders
address as it appears on the records of the Corporation. If a meeting is adjourned to another time
or place, and, if any announcement of the adjourned time or place or the means of remote
communication, if any, by which stockholders and proxy holders may be deemed to be present in
person and vote at such adjourned meeting, is made at the meeting, it shall not be necessary to
give notice of the adjourned meeting unless the adjournment is for more than thirty days or the
Directors, after adjournment, fix a new record date for the adjourned meeting.
Notice of a meeting need not be given to any stockholder who submits (i) a signed waiver of
notice in person or by proxy or (ii) a waiver by electronic transmission by the person entitled to
notice, whether before or after the meeting. The attendance of a stockholder at a meeting, in
person or by proxy, without protesting prior to the meeting the lack of notice of such meeting
shall constitute a waiver of notice of the meeting.
Section 1.05. Notice of Stockholder Business.
(A) Annual Meetings of Stockholders. (1) The proposal of business to be considered by
the stockholders may be made at an annual meeting of stockholders only (a) pursuant to the
Corporations notice of meeting (or any supplement thereto), (b) by or at the direction of the
Board of Directors or (c) by any stockholder of the Corporation who was a stockholder of record of
the Corporation at the time the notice provided for in this Section 1.05 is delivered to the
Secretary of the Corporation, who is entitled to vote at the meeting and who complies with the
notice procedures set forth in this Section 1.05.
(2) For business to be properly brought before an annual meeting by a stockholder pursuant to
clause (c) of paragraph (A)(1) of this Section 1.05, the stockholder must have given timely notice
thereof in writing to the Secretary of the Corporation and any such proposed business must
constitute a proper matter for stockholder action. To be timely, a stockholders notice shall be
delivered to the Secretary at the principal executive offices of the Corporation not later than the
close of business on the ninetieth day nor earlier than the close of business on the one hundred
twentieth day prior to the first anniversary of the preceding years annual meeting (provided,
however, that in the event that the date of the annual meeting is more than thirty days before or
more than seventy days after such anniversary date, notice by the stockholder must be so delivered
not earlier than the close of business on the one hundred twentieth day prior to such annual
meeting and not later than the close of business on the later of the ninetieth day prior to such
annual meeting or the tenth day following the day on which public announcement of the date of such
meeting is first made by the Corporation). In no event shall the public announcement of an
adjournment or postponement of an annual meeting commence a new time period (or extend any time
period) for the giving of a stockholders notice as described above.
(3) Such stockholders notice shall set forth: (a) as to any business that the stockholder
proposes to bring before the meeting, a brief description of the business desired to be brought
before the meeting, the text of the proposal or business (including the text of any resolutions
proposed for consideration and in the event that such business includes a proposal to amend the
bylaws of the Corporation, the language of the proposed amendment), the reasons for conducting such
business at the meeting and any material interest in such business of such stockholder and the
beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the proposal is made; and (b) as to the stockholder
giving the notice and the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the proposal is made (i) the
name and address of such stockholder, as they appear on the Corporations books, and of such
beneficial owner, (ii) the class and number of shares of capital stock of the Corporation which are
owned beneficially and of record by such stockholder and such beneficial owner, (iii) a
representation that the stockholder is a holder of record of stock of the Corporation entitled to
vote at such meeting and intends to appear in person or by proxy at the meeting to propose such
business, and (iv) a representation whether the stockholder or the beneficial owner, if any,
intends or is part of a group which intends (x) to deliver a proxy statement or form of proxy to
holders of at least the percentage of the Corporations outstanding capital stock required to
approve or adopt the proposal or (y) otherwise to solicit proxies from stockholders in support of
such proposal. The foregoing notice requirements shall be deemed satisfied by a stockholder if the
stockholder has notified the Corporation of his or her intention to present the proposal at an
annual meeting in compliance with Rule 14a-8 (or any successor thereof) promulgated under the
Exchange Act and such stockholders proposal has been included in a proxy statement that has been
prepared by the Corporation to solicit proxies for such annual meeting.
A stockholder seeking to make a nomination or bring up any other proper matter for stockholder
action before an annual meeting shall promptly provide to the Corporation any other information
reasonably requested by the Corporation. Notice of intent to make a nomination shall be
accompanied by (a) the written consent of each nominee to serve as a Director of the Corporation if
so elected, and (b) a statement whether such nominee, if elected, intends to tender, promptly
following such election, an irrevocable resignation effective upon such persons failure to receive
the required vote for reelection at the next meeting at which such person would face reelection and
upon acceptance of such resignation by the Board of Directors in accordance with Section 2.01
(B) Special Meetings of Stockholders. Only such business shall be conducted at a
special meeting of stockholders as shall have been brought before the meeting pursuant to the
Corporations notice of meeting.
(C) General. Only such business shall be conducted at a meeting of stockholders as
shall have been brought before the meeting in accordance with the procedures set forth in this
Section 1.05. Except as otherwise provided by law, the person presiding at the stockholders
meeting shall have the power and duty (a) to determine whether any business proposed to be brought
before the meeting was proposed in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Section 1.05
(including whether the stockholder or beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the proposal is
made complied with the representation required by clause (A)(3)(b)(iv) of this Section 1.05) and
(b) if any proposed business was not made or proposed in compliance with this Section 1.05, to
declare that such proposed business shall not be transacted. Notwithstanding the foregoing
provisions of this Section 1.05, if the stockholder or beneficial owner (or a qualified
representative of the stockholder or beneficial owner) does not appear at the meeting of
stockholders of the Corporation to present such proposed business, such proposed business shall not
be transacted, notwithstanding that proxies in respect of such vote may have been received by the
(D) Applicable Law. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 1.05, a
stockholder shall also comply with all applicable requirements of the Exchange Act and the rules
and regulations thereunder with respect to the matters set forth in this Section 1.05. Nothing in
this Section 1.05 shall be deemed to affect any rights (a) of stockholders to request inclusion of
proposals in the Corporations proxy statement pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Exchange Act or (b)
of the holders of any class or series of preferred stock or any other class of stock issued by the
Corporation which shall have the right, voting separately by class or series, to elect Directors
pursuant to any applicable provisions of the Certificate of Incorporation.
Section 1.06. Quorum. Except as otherwise required by law, by the Certificate of
Incorporation or by these bylaws, the presence, in person or by proxy, of stockholders holding a
majority of the stock of the Corporation entitled to vote shall constitute a quorum at all meetings
of the stockholders. In case a quorum shall not be present at any meeting, a majority in interest
of the stockholders entitled to vote thereat, present in person or by proxy, shall have power to
adjourn the meeting from time to time, without notice other than announcement at the meeting, until
the requisite amount of stock entitled to vote shall be present. At any such adjourned meeting at
which the requisite amount of stock entitled to vote shall be represented, any business may be
transacted which might have been transacted at the meeting as originally noticed; but only those
stockholders of record as originally noticed shall be entitled to vote at any adjournment or
The vote required for the election of Directors shall be as set forth in Section 2.01 hereof.
Whenever any corporate action, other than the election of Directors, is to be taken by vote of the
stockholders, unless a greater percentage is required by the General Corporation Law, the
Certificate of Incorporation, these bylaws, or by the Board of Directors, it shall be authorized by
a majority of the votes cast on the proposal by the holders of shares entitled to vote thereon at a
meeting of stockholders.
Section 1.07. Inspectors at Stockholders Meetings. The Board of Directors, in
advance of any stockholders meeting, shall appoint one or more inspectors to act at the meeting or
any adjournment thereof and to make a written report thereof. In case any inspector or alternate
appointed is unable to act, the person presiding at the meeting shall appoint one or more
inspectors to act at the meeting. Each inspector, before entering upon the discharge of his
duties, shall take and sign an oath faithfully to execute the duties of inspector at such meeting
with strict impartiality and according to the best of his ability.
The inspectors shall determine the number of shares outstanding and the voting power of each,
the shares represented at the meeting, the existence of a quorum, the validity and effect of
proxies, and shall receive votes, ballots or consents, hear and determine all challenges and
questions arising in connection with the right to vote, count and tabulate all votes, ballots or
consents, determine the result, and do such acts as are proper to conduct the election in a manner
fair to all stockholders. On request of the person presiding at the meeting or any stockholder
entitled to vote thereat, the inspectors shall make a report in writing of any challenge, question
or matter determined by them and execute a certificate of any fact found by them. Any report or
certificate made by them shall be prima facie evidence of the facts stated and of the vote as
certified by them.
Section 1.08. Presiding Officer at Stockholders Meetings. The Chairman of the Board
or the President, shall preside at Stockholders Meetings as more particularly provided in Article
III hereof. In the event that both the Chairman of the Board and the President shall be absent or
otherwise unable to preside, then a majority of the Directors present at the meeting shall appoint
one of the Directors or some other appropriate person to preside.
Section 2.01. Qualifications and Number; Term; Vacancies. A Director need not be a
stockholder, a citizen of the United States, or a resident of the State of Delaware. The number of
Directors constituting the entire Board shall be not less than five nor more than twelve, the exact
number of Directors to be determined from time to time by resolution adopted by affirmative vote of
a majority of the entire Board of Directors. The Directors shall be divided into three classes,
designated Class I, Class II and Class III. Each class shall consist, as nearly as may be
possible, of one-third of the total number of Directors constituting the entire Board of Directors.
Directors shall be nominated and serve for such terms, and vacancies shall be filled, as provided
in the Certificate of Incorporation. Directors may be removed only for cause.
A nominee for Director shall be elected to the Board of Directors if the votes cast for such
nominees election exceed the votes cast against such nominees election with absentions ignored
for these purposes; provided, however, that at a contested election meeting, Directors shall be
elected by a plurality of the votes of the shares present in person or represented by proxy at the
meeting and entitled to vote on the election of Directors. For purposes of this Section 2.01, a
contested election meeting is any annual meeting of stockholders for which (a) the Secretary of
the Corporation receives a notice that a stockholder has nominated a person for election to the
Board of Directors in compliance with the advance notice requirements for stockholder nominees for
director set forth in Section 1.05 hereof, and (b) such nomination has not been withdrawn by such
stockholder on or prior to the tenth day preceding the date the Corporation first gives notice of
such meeting to the stockholders, as required by Section 1.04 hereof.
The Board of Directors shall not nominate for election as Director any candidate who has not
agreed to tender, promptly following the annual meeting at which he or she is elected as director,
an irrevocable resignation that will be effective upon (a) the failure to receive the required
number of votes for reelection at the next annual meeting of stockholders at which he or she faces
reelection, and (b) acceptance of such resignation by the Board of Directors. In addition, the
Board of Directors shall not fill a Director vacancy or
newly created directorship with any candidate who has not agreed to tender, promptly following
his or her appointment to the Board, the same form of resignation.
If a Director nominee fails to receive the required number of votes for reelection, the Board
of Directors (excluding the Director in question) shall, within 90 days after certification of the
election results, decide whether to accept the Directors resignation. Absent a compelling reason
for the Director to remain on the Board of Directors, the Board shall accept the resignation. The
Board of Directors shall promptly disclose its decision and, if applicable, the reasons for
rejecting the resignation in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Section 2.02. Place and Time of Meetings of the Board. Regular and special meetings
of the Board shall be held at such places (within or without the State of Delaware) and at such
times as may be fixed by the Board or upon call of the Chairman of the Board or of the executive
committee or of any two Directors, provided that the Board of Directors shall hold at least four
meetings a year.
Section 2.03. Quorum and Manner of Acting. A majority of the entire Board of
Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but if there shall be less
than a quorum at any meeting of the Board, a majority of those present (or if only one be present,
then that one) may adjourn the meeting from time to time and the meeting may be held as adjourned
without further notice. Except as provided to the contrary by the General Corporation Law, by the
Certificate of Incorporation or by these bylaws, at all meetings of Directors, a quorum being
present, all matters shall be decided by the vote of a majority of the Directors present at the
time of the vote.
Section 2.04. Remuneration of Directors. In addition to reimbursement for his
reasonable expenses incurred in attending meetings or otherwise in connection with his attention to
the affairs of the Corporation, each Director as such, and as a member of any committee of the
Board, shall be entitled to receive such remuneration as may be fixed from time to time by the
Section 2.05. Notice of Meetings of the Board. Regular meetings of the Board may be
held without notice if the time and place of such meetings are fixed by the Board. Except as
provided to the contrary in these bylaws, all regular meetings of the Board, the time and place of
which have not been fixed by the Board, and all special meetings of the Board, shall be held upon
twenty-four hours notice to the Directors given by letter, telegraph, telecopier, telephone or
other means of electronic transmission. No notice need specify the purpose of the meeting. Any
requirement of notice shall be effectively waived by any Director who signs a waiver of notice
before or after the meeting or who waives notice by means of electronic transmission or who attends
the meeting without protesting (prior thereto or at its commencement) the fact that the meeting has
not been lawfully called or convened. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a regular meeting of the Board
may be held without notice immediately following the annual meeting of the stockholders at the same
place as such meeting was held, for the purpose of electing officers and a Chairman of the Board
for the ensuing year.
Section 2.06. Executive Committee and Other Committees. The Board of Directors, by
resolution adopted by a majority of the entire Board, may designate from among its members an
Executive Committee and other committees to serve at the pleasure of the Board. Each Committee
shall consist of such number of Directors as shall be specified by the Board in the resolution
designating the Committee. To the extent permitted by the General Corporation Law, the Executive
Committee shall have all of the authority of the Board of Directors. Subject to the General
Corporation Law, each other committee shall be empowered to perform such functions, as may, by
resolution, be delegated to it by the Board. Unless otherwise provided by the Board of Directors
each committee (including, without limitation, the Executive Committee) designated by the Board of
Directors may make, alter and repeal rules for the conduct of its business. In the absence of
such rules, each committee shall conduct its business in the same manner as the Board of
Directors conducts its business pursuant to Article II of these bylaws.
The Board of Directors may designate one or more Directors as alternate members of any such
committee, who may replace any absent or disqualified member or members at any meetings of such
committee. Vacancies in any committee, whether caused by resignation or by increase in the number
of members constituting said committee, shall be filled by a majority of the entire Board of
Directors. In the absence or disqualification of any member of any such committee, the member or
members thereof present at any meeting and not disqualified from voting whether or not constituting
a quorum, may unanimously appoint another member of the Board of Directors to act at the meeting in
place of any such absent or disqualified member.
Section 2.07. Action Without Meeting. Unless otherwise restricted by the Certificate
of Incorporation or these bylaws, any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of
the Board of Directors, or of any committee thereof, may be taken without a meeting, if all members
of the Board or of such committee, as the case may be, consent thereto in accordance with
Section 3.01. Officers. The Board of Directors, at its first meeting held after the
annual meeting of stockholders in each year shall elect a Chairman of the Board, a President, one
or more Vice Presidents, a Secretary and a Treasurer, and may, in its discretion, also appoint from
time to time, such other officers or agents as it may deem proper. The Chairman shall be elected
from among the members of the Board of Directors.
Any two or more offices may be held by the same person.
Unless otherwise provided in the resolution of election or appointment, each officer shall
hold office until the meeting of the Board of Directors following the next annual meeting of
stockholders and until his successor has been elected and qualified; provided, however, that the
Board of Directors may remove any officer for cause or without cause at any time.
Section 3.02. Chairman of the Board. The Chairman of the Board shall preside, unless
he designates another to act in his stead, at all meetings of the Stockholders, the Board of
Directors, and the Executive Committee and shall be a member ex officio of all committees appointed
by the Board of Directors, except that the Board may, at his request, excuse him from membership on
a committee. The Chairman of the Board shall be the chief executive officer of the Corporation and
shall have the power on behalf of the Corporation to enter into, execute and deliver all contracts,
instruments, conveyances or documents and to affix the corporate seal thereto. The Chairman of the
Board shall do and perform all acts and duties herein specified or which may be assigned to him
from time to time by the Board of Directors.
Section 3.03. Chairman Emeritus. If the Board shall elect a Chairman Emeritus, he or
she shall, at the request of the Chairman of the Board or in his absence or inability to act if the
Board shall not designate another member, preside at the meetings of the Board. The Chairman
Emeritus shall also perform such duties which may be assigned to him by the Chairman of the Board.
Section 3.04. President. At the request of the Chairman of the Board or in his
absence or inability to act, the President shall preside at meetings of the Stockholders. The
President shall be the chief operating officer of the Corporation and as such, subject to the
direction of the Chairman of the Board, be responsible
for the operations of the Corporation and shall also perform such other duties as may be
prescribed by the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee or the Chairman of the Board. The
President shall have the power on behalf of the Corporation to enter into, execute, or deliver all
contracts, instruments, conveyances or documents and to affix the corporate seal thereto.
Section 3.05. Secretary. The Secretary shall keep minutes of the proceedings taken
and the resolutions adopted at all meetings of the stockholders, the Board of Directors and the
Executive Committee, and shall give due notice of the meetings of the stockholders, the Board of
Directors and the Executive Committee. He shall have charge of the seal and all books and papers
of the corporation, and shall perform all duties incident to his office. In case of the absence or
disability of the Secretary, his duties and powers may be exercised by such person as may be
appointed by the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee.
Section 3.06. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall receive all the monies belonging to the
Corporation, and shall forthwith deposit the same to the credit of the Corporation in such
financial institution as may be selected by the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee. He
shall keep books of account and vouchers for all monies disbursed. He shall also perform such
other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, the Chairman of
the Board or the President and in case of the absence or disability of the Treasurer, his duties
and powers may be exercised by such person as may be appointed by the Board of Directors or
Section 4.01. Share Certificates. Each certificate representing shares of the
Corporation shall be in such form as may be approved by the Board of Directors, and, when issued,
shall contain upon the face or back thereof the statements prescribed by the General Corporation
Law and by any other applicable provision of law. Each such certificate shall be signed by the
Chairman of the Board or the President or a Vice President and by the Secretary or Treasurer or an
Assistant Secretary or Assistant Treasurer. Any or all signatures upon a certificate may be
facsimile. In case any officer, transfer agent or registrar who has signed or whose facsimile
signature has been placed upon a certificate shall have ceased to be such officer, transfer agent
or registrar before such certificate is issued, it may be issued by the Corporation with the same
effect as if such person were such officer, transfer agent or registrar at the date of issue.
Section 4.02. Lost, Destroyed or Stolen Certificates. No certificate representing
shares shall be issued in place of any certificate alleged to have been lost, destroyed or stolen,
except on production of evidence of such loss, destruction or theft, and if the Board of Directors
shall so require, on delivery to the Corporation of a bond of indemnity in such amount, upon such
terms and secured by such surety as the Board of Directors may in its discretion required.
Section 4.03. Transfer of Shares. The shares of stock of the Corporation shall be
transferable or assignable on the books of the Corporation only by the person to whom they have
been issued or his legal representative, in person or by attorney, and only upon surrender of the
certificate or certificates representing such shares properly assigned. The person in whose name
shares of stock shall stand on the record of stockholders of the Corporation shall be deemed the
owner thereof for all purposes as regards the Corporation.
Section 4.04. Record Dates. For the purpose of determining the stockholders entitled
to notice of or to vote at any meeting of stockholders or any adjournment thereof, or entitled to
receive payment of any dividend or other distribution or allotment of any rights, or entitled to
exercise any rights in respect of any
change, conversion or exchange of stock or for the purpose of any other action, the Board may
fix, in advance, a date as the record date of any such determination of stockholders. Such date
shall not be more than sixty nor less than ten days before the date of such meeting, nor more than
sixty days prior to any other action.
Section 5.01. Signing of Instruments. All checks, drafts, notes, acceptances, bills
of exchange, and orders for the payment of money shall be signed in such manner as may be provided
and by such person or persons as may be authorized from time to time by resolution of the Board of
Directors or the Executive Committee or these bylaws.
Section 5.02. Corporate Seal. The seal of the Corporation shall contain the words
Masco Corporation, Delaware and shall be in such form as may be approved from time to time by the
Board of Directors.
Section 5.03. Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of the Corporation shall begin on the
first day of January of each year and shall end on the thirty-first day of December following.
Section 5.04. Resignations. Any Director, committee member or officer may resign at
any time upon notice given in writing or by electronic transmission to the corporation. Such
resignation shall take effect when such notice is given unless the notice specifies (a) a later
effective date, or (b) an effective date determined upon the occurrence of an event or events, such
as the failure to receive the required vote for reelection as a Director or the acceptance of such
resignation by the board of directors. Unless otherwise specified in the notice of resignation,
the acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.
Amendments of Bylaws
Amendments. Except as provided to the contrary by the General Corporation Law,
by the Certificate of Incorporation or by these bylaws, these bylaws may be amended or repealed at
a meeting, (1) by vote of a majority of the whole Board of Directors, provided that notices of the
proposed amendments shall have been sent to all the Directors not less than three days before the
meeting at which they are to be acted upon, or at any regular meeting of the Directors by the
unanimous vote of all the Directors present, or (2) by the affirmative vote of the holders of at
least 80% of the stock of the Corporation generally entitled to vote, voting together as a single