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  362.115.  Bank may exercise powers of trust companies — application — examination — certificate — trust department. — 1.  Any bank organized under the laws of this state having a paid-up capital of at least fifty thousand dollars in any unincorporated or incorporated village or city having a population of less than ten thousand inhabitants; a capital of at least one hundred thousand dollars in any city having a population of at least ten thousand and not more than fifty thousand inhabitants; and having a capital of two hundred thousand dollars in any city that exceeds fifty thousand inhabitants shall have and may exercise any part or all of the fiduciary powers now or hereafter granted under the laws of this state to trust companies, subject, however, to all conditions, restrictions and limitations which now exist or may hereafter be adopted applicable to trust companies.

  2.  Any bank desiring to exercise the fiduciary powers granted to trust companies shall make application therefor in writing to the finance director, stating under oath that a meeting of its stockholders duly and regularly called in accordance with the provisions of law, a majority of the stockholders present and voting, voted to have the appropriate officers of the bank make application to the finance director for the exercise of fiduciary powers above referred to.

  3.  Upon the making of the application the finance director shall examine or cause an examination to be made of the bank in order to ascertain whether or not the requirements of the law have been complied with, and to determine:

  (1)  The needs of the community for fiduciary services and the probable volume of such fiduciary business available to the bank;

  (2)  The general condition of the bank, including the adequacy of its capital and surplus in relation to the character and condition of its assets and to its deposit liabilities and other corporate responsibilities, including the exercise of fiduciary powers;

  (3)  The general character and ability of the management of the bank;

  (4)  The nature of the supervision to be given to the fiduciary activities, including the qualifications, experience and character of the proposed officer or officers of the trust department;

  (5)  Whether the bank has available legal counsel to advise and pass upon fiduciary matters wherever necessary.

  4.  In case the director shall find that all of the provisions of the law have been complied with and that on the basis of the above factors the bank is qualified for and should be given fiduciary powers, he or she shall grant a certificate setting forth that the bank is entitled to exercise all or any part of the fiduciary powers granted to trust companies, and one certified copy shall be filed in the public records of the division of finance and the original certificate sent to the bank or trust company.

  5.  Before any such bank shall exercise any of the powers above referred to in this section, it shall organize a separate trust department for the exercise of its fiduciary powers, which department shall be in charge of a trust officer.  Upon the granting of the certificate the bank may use the words "trust company" as a part of its corporate name.

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(RSMo 1939 § 7949, A. 1949 H.B. 2085, A.L. 1967 p. 445, A.L. 2000 S.B. 896)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 5354; 1919 § 11737


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