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     51A-6A-65.   Conversion from state bank to trust company--Application--Investigation--Regulation. Any state bank chartered under Title 51A which exercises only trust powers and which has never accepted deposits may make application to the director to reorganize as a trust company under chapter 51A-6A. An application for conversion from a state bank to a trust company shall consist of a letter of intent signed by a majority of the bank's board of directors together with any additional information required by the director. The stockholders of the bank shall make, execute, and acknowledge amendments to their articles of incorporation as required in order to terminate the corporation's former status as a bank and to conform its articles of incorporation to the requirements of chapter 51A-6A. Upon receipt of the application for approval of a conversion, the director shall conduct such investigation as the director deems necessary to ascertain whether:
             (1)      The letter of intent and supporting items satisfy the requirements of this title;
             (2)      The plan of conversion adequately protects the interests of the beneficiaries of any trusts for which the bank is a trustee; and
             (3)      The requirements for a conversion under all applicable laws have been satisfied and the resulting trust company would satisfy the requirements for trust companies authorized by this title.
     Upon filing and approval of such articles of amendment as provided by this title, and upon the issuance of a certificate of authority by the director as provided by this title, such corporation may transact business as a trust company and is subject to regulation as a trust company under this title.

Source: SL 1998, ch 282, § 43; SL 2008, ch 258, § 14.


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