54C-34. Conversion of stock savings bank to mutual savings bank.

A stock savings bank organized and operating under this Chapter may, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Banks, convert to a mutual savings bank under this section. Any rules that the Commissioner of Banks may adopt governing the conversion of stock savings banks to mutual savings banks shall include requirements that:

(1) The conversion neither impair the capital of the converting savings bank nor adversely affect its operations;

(2) The conversion shall be fair and equitable to all stockholders of the converting savings bank;

(3) The public shall not be adversely affected by the conversion;

(4) Conversion of a savings bank shall be accomplished only under a plan approved by the Commissioner of Banks. The plan shall have been approved by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members of the board of directors of the converting savings bank, after a full and fair disclosure to the stockholders, by an affirmative vote of a majority of the total votes that stockholders of the savings bank are eligible and entitled to cast; and

(5) The plan of conversion provides that:

a. Deposit accounts be issued in connection with the conversion to the stockholders of the converting savings bank;

b. A uniform date be fixed for the determination of the stockholders to whom, and the amount to each stockholder of which, deposit accounts shall be made available; and

c. Deposit accounts so made available to stockholders be based upon a fair and equitable formula approved by the Commissioner of Banks and fully and fairly disclosed to the stockholders of the converting savings bank. (1991, c. 680, s. 1; 2001-193, s. 16.)