This excerpt taken from the HBI 8-K filed Sep 5, 2006.
Power to Reclassify Shares of Our Common and Preferred Stock
Our charter also authorizes our board of directors to classify and reclassify any unissued shares of our common stock and preferred stock into other classes or series of capital stock, and permits our board of directors, without stockholder approval, to amend the charter to increase or decrease the aggregate number of shares of capital stock or the number of shares of capital stock of any class or series that we have authority to issue. Prior to issuance of shares of each class or series, our board of directors is required under MGCL and by our charter to set the preferences, conversion or other rights, voting powers, restrictions, limitations as to dividends or other distributions, qualifications and terms or conditions of redemption for each class or series.
We believe that the power to issue additional shares of common stock or preferred stock and to classify or reclassify unissued shares of common stock or preferred stock and thereafter to issue the classified or reclassified shares provides us with increased flexibility in structuring possible future financings and acquisitions and in meeting other needs which might arise. These actions can be taken without stockholder approval, unless stockholder approval is required by applicable law or the rules of any stock exchange or automated quotation system on which our securities may be listed or traded. The New York Stock Exchange currently requires stockholder approval as a prerequisite to listing shares in several instances, including where the present or potential issuance of shares could result in an increase in the number of shares of common stock or in the amount of voting securities outstanding by at least 20%. If the approval of our stockholders is not required for the issuance of our common stock or preferred stock, our board of directors may determine not to seek stockholder
approval. Although we have no present intention of doing so, we could issue a class or series of stock that could, depending on the terms of such class or series, have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a transaction or a change in control that might involve a premium price for holders of common stock or otherwise believed to be in the best interest of our stockholders.