Shareholder Nomination of Director Candidates from Articles of Incorporation
The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is formed are to serve as a bank holding company registered under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, being 12 U.S.C. Sections 1841 to 1850 (as amended from time to time, and including any successor statutes) and to engage in any activity within the purposes for which corporations may be formed under the Business Corporation Act of Michigan.
Shareholder Nomination of Director Candidates. Nominations for election to the Board of Directors of the corporation at a meeting of shareholders may be made by the Board of Directors, on behalf of the Board of Directors by any nominating committee appointed by the Board of Directors, or by any shareholder of the corporation entitled to vote for the election of directors at the meeting. Nominations, other than those made by or on behalf of the Board of Directors, shall be made by notice in writing delivered to or mailed, postage prepaid, and received by the Secretary of the corporation at least 60 days but no more than 90 days prior to the anniversary date of the immediately preceding Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The notice shall set forth (i) the name and address of the shareholder who intends to make the nomination; (ii) the name, age, business address and, if known, residence address of each nominee; (iii) the principal occupation or employment of each nominee; (iv) the number of shares of stock of the corporation which are beneficially owned by each nominee and by the nominating shareholder; (v) any other information concerning the nominee that must be disclosed by nominees in a proxy solicitation pursuant to Regulation 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (or any subsequent provisions replacing such Regulation); and (vi) the executed consent of each nominee to serve as a director of the corporation, if elected. The chairman of the meeting of shareholders may, if the facts warrant, determine that a nomination was not made in accordance with the foregoing procedures, and if the chairman should so determine, the chairman shall so declare to the meeting and the defective nomination shall be disregarded.