3. Duty to form and accumulate a reserve fund
1 Where the net profit is used for a purpose other than to build up the society’s assets, each year one twentieth of it must be allocated to a reserve fund. Such allocations must be made for at least 20 years; where share certificates exist, they must in any event be made until the reserve fund is equal to one-fifth of the society’s capital.
2 The articles of association may stipulate that the reserve fund must be accumulated more rapidly.
3 To the extent that the reserve fund does not exceed one-half of the society’s other assets or, where share certificates exist, one-half of the society’s capital, it may be used only to cover losses or for measures designed to sustain the society’s pursuit of its objects in difficult times.
1 Repealed by Annex No II 1 of the Insurance Oversight Act of 17 Dec. 2004, with effect from 1 Jan. 2006 (AS 2005 5269; BBl 2003 3789).
D. Droits des associés
I. Droit de vote
Les associés exercent, dans l’assemblée générale ou dans les votations par correspondance autorisées par la loi, les droits qui leur appartiennent relativement aux affaires sociales, notamment ceux qui concernent la gestion et les actes destinés à assurer la prospérité de l’entreprise.