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  362.464.  Requirements for foreign bank to relocate in Missouri — application, contents — approval, effect — certificate, filing required — relocation of domestic bank, conversion of charter. — 1.  No out-of-state bank shall be permitted to relocate its main banking house to Missouri, except in accordance with sections 362.462 to 362.464.

  2.  The board of directors of the out-of-state bank shall file an application with the director of the division of finance, on a form to be prescribed by the director, seeking approval of its relocation to this state.  The application shall contain a certification that the relocation has been approved by at least a majority of the shareholders of the out-of-state bank.

  3.  The application shall contain articles of agreement executed as provided for other individuals seeking to incorporate a bank or trust company pursuant to this chapter, except that the articles of agreement:

  (1)  May provide that instead of the capital stock having actually been paid up in money the capital stock is to be paid up in assets of the out-of-state bank, the net value of which is equal to at least the full amount of the capital stock of the proposed resulting bank or trust company;

  (2)  Shall provide that the proposed resulting bank or trust company is, and shall be considered, the same business and corporate entity as, and a continuation of the corporate entity and identity of, the converting out-of-state bank although as to rights, powers and duties, the proposed resulting institution is a bank or trust company incorporated under the laws of the state of Missouri; and

  (3)  Shall set out the names and addresses of all persons who are to be officers of the proposed bank or trust company.

  4.  If the director of the division of finance, as the result of an examination and investigation made by the director, the director's deputies, or the director's examiners, is satisfied that such assets are of such value and that the character, responsibility and general fitness of the persons named in the articles of agreement are such as to command confidence and warrant belief that the business of the proposed bank or trust company will be honestly and efficiently conducted in accordance with the purpose and intent of the laws of this state relative to banks or trust companies, as the case may be, the director shall grant the charter and approve the relocation.  If the director takes exception as to either or both matters, the director shall give notice of such exception to the majority of the board of directors of the converting out-of-state bank who shall have the same right of appeal as is provided by the laws of this state in the case of the proposed incorporators of a new bank or trust company.

  5.  Upon the approval of the relocation and conversion, the director of the division of finance shall execute and deliver to the bank or trust company the director's certificate stating that the bank or trust company named in the certificate has been duly organized and is the institution resulting from the conversion of the out-of-state bank into the resulting bank or trust company, and that the resulting bank or trust company is, and shall be considered, the same business and corporate entity as, and a continuation of the corporate entity and identity of, the converting out-of-state bank.  A certified copy of the certificate shall be filed in the public records of the division of finance and the certificate so filed or certified by copies of the certificate shall be taken in all the courts of this state as evidence of the conversion of the out-of-state bank into the resulting bank or trust company and that the resulting bank or trust company is the same business and corporate entity as, and a continuation of the corporate entity and identity of, the converting out-of-state bank.

  6.  When the director of the division of finance has given the director's certificate as provided in subsection 5 of this section:

  (1)  The resulting bank or trust company and all its stockholders, directors, officers and employees shall have the same powers and privileges and be subject to the same duties and liabilities in all respects as in the case of such institution originally organizing as a bank or trust company under the laws of this state;

  (2)  All the rights, franchises and interests of the converting out-of-state bank in and to every category of property, including real, personal and mixed, and choses in action thereto belonging shall be deemed to be transferred to, and vested in, the resulting bank or trust company without any deed or other transfer; and

  (3)  The resulting bank or trust company by virtue of the conversion and without any order of any court or otherwise shall hold and enjoy the same and all rights of property and interests including, but not by way of limitation, appointments, designations and nominations and all other rights and interest, as trustee, personal representative, conservator, receiver, registrar, assignee and every other fiduciary capacity in the same manner and to the same extent as these rights and interests were held or enjoyed by the converting out-of-state bank at the time of its conversion into the resulting bank or trust company.

  7.  A bank or trust company organized under the laws of this state may, with the approval of the director of the division of finance, relocate its main banking house up to thirty miles away to a location in another state and convert its charter to a charter issued by such other state.  When it has done so, and to the extent provided by the laws of such state, the resulting bank or trust company by virtue of the conversion and without any order of any court or otherwise, shall hold and enjoy the same and all rights of property and interests including, but not by way of limitation, appointments, designations and nominations and all other rights and interests, as trustee, personal representative, conservator, receiver, registrar, assignee and every other fiduciary capacity in the same manner and to the same extent as these rights and interest were held or enjoyed by the converting bank or trust company at the time of its conversion into the out-of-state bank or trust company.

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(L. 1995 H.B. 63, et al. § 9, A.L. 2000 S.B. 896)


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