Bylaws (2007)Full Document 

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(As amended July 24, 2007)


Location of Offices

Section 1. Principal Office. The principal office of the Corporation shall be located in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, or at such other place as may be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Section 2. Other Offices. The Corporation may have offices at such other place or places, either within or without the State of Missouri, as the Board of Directors may from time to time designate.


Meetings of Stockholders

Section 1. Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the stockholders shall be held at the principal office of the Corporation, or at such other place as shall be designated in the notice thereof, beginning at 10:00 a.m. or such other hour as shall be designated in such notice, on the Tuesday preceding the fourth Wednesday in April in each year, or if that be a legal holiday on the next succeeding day not a legal holiday, for the purpose of electing a Board of Directors and transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.

Section 2. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the stockholders may be called at any time by the Chairman of the Board, or in the case of the absence or disability of the Chairman of the Board, by the Vice-Chairman of the Board, or the President, or at any time upon the written request of a majority of the Board of Directors, or upon the written request of the holders of not less than one-fifth of the outstanding stock of the Corporation entitled to vote at such meeting. Each call for a special meeting of the stockholders shall state the time, the day, the place and the purpose or purposes of such meeting, and shall be in writing, signed by the persons making the same, and delivered to the Secretary. No business shall be transacted at a special meeting other than such as is included in the purposes stated in the call.

Section 3. Notice of Meetings. Written or printed notice of each meeting of the stockholders stating the hour and day when, and the place where, such meeting is to be held shall be served as hereinafter provided on each stockholder entitled to vote thereat not less than ten (10) days or no more than fifty (50) days before such meeting, except that further notice shall be given of particular matters if required by law. In the case of the annual meetings the notice shall state that the purposes thereof are the election of a Board of Directors and the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting. In the case of a special meeting such notice shall state the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called. Service of such notice shall be made either personally or by depositing the same in a sealed envelope addressed to the stockholder at his or her address as it appears upon the records of the Corporation, and deposited in a United States Post Office, with the postage thereon prepaid. If such notice is served by mailing the same, it shall be deemed to have been given at the time when the same shall be thus mailed. If any stockholder shall not have an address appearing upon the books of the Corporation, such notice may be given by mailing the same as heretofore provided, addressed to such stockholder at the General Post Office in Kansas City, Missouri. Service of such notice shall be made by the Secretary, but in case the Secretary shall refuse or neglect to serve such notice upon each stockholder as herein provided, then such service may be made by any officer or director of the Corporation. In addition, such published notice shall be given as required by law.

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