Alaska Statutes.
Title 6. Banks and Financial Institutions
Chapter 5. Alaska Banking Code
Section 473. Claims.
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AS 06.05.473. Claims.

(a) As soon as practical after beginning the liquidation of a state bank, the department shall

(1) mail notice of the liquidation proceedings to the last known post office address of each depositor, creditor, lessee of a safe deposit box, or bailor of property;

(2) post notice of the proceedings conspicuously on the premises of the bank; and

(3) publish notice that the department determines to be appropriate for the proceedings.

(b) The department shall mail with the notice sent under (a)(1) of this section a statement of the amount shown on the bank's books to be the claim of the depositor or creditor. The notice must also include a demand that a person who is entitled to property held by the bank as bailee or in a safe deposit box of the bank withdraw the property within 30 days. The notice must direct those depositors and creditors who claim amounts different from the amounts in the notice to file their claims with the bank under the procedure described in the notice and before a specified date. The specified day may not be less than 60 days from the date of the first publication of the notice.

(c) A safe deposit box whose contents have not been removed within 30 days after demand shall be opened. The department shall retain the contents of the box and the other unclaimed property held by the bank as bailee until the conclusion of the liquidation proceedings. At the conclusion of the liquidation proceedings, the property held by the department under this subsection is considered abandoned, and the department shall turn the property over to the Department of Revenue for handling under AS 34.45.110 - 34.45.780.

(d) Within six months after the last day specified in the notice for the filing of claims, or within a longer period if allowed by the superior court, the department shall

(1) reject a claim that it determines to be invalid;

(2) determine the amount, if any, owing to each known creditor or depositor and the priority class of the person's claim under this chapter;

(3) prepare a schedule of its determinations for filing in the superior court;

(4) publish a notice in a newspaper once each week for three successive weeks, of the times and places where the schedule of determinations will be available for inspection and the date when the department will file its schedule in court; the date may not be sooner than 30 days after the first publication.

(e) Within 30 days after the filing with the superior court of the department's schedule under (d)(3) of this section, a creditor, depositor, or stockholder may file with the court an objection to a determination. The court shall hear and determine the filed objections after the notice to the department and interested claimants that the court establishes. If the court sustains an objection, the court shall direct that the schedule be modified appropriately.

(f) After filing its schedule, the department may make partial distribution to the holders of the claims that are undisputed or are allowed by the court, if an adequate reserve is established for the payment of disputed claims. As soon as practicable after the determination of all objections, the department shall make the final distribution.

(g) The following claims have priority in liquidation proceedings, in the order listed:

(1) obligations incurred by the department in liquidating the bank;

(2) wages and salaries of officers and employees earned during the three-month period preceding the department's possession in an amount not exceeding $3,000 for each person;

(3) fees and assessments owed by the bank to the department;

(4) deposits;

(5) claims secured by assets pledged under AS 06.05.260 (a).

(h) After the payment of all other claims, including interest at the rate of 10.5 percent a year, the department shall pay claims that are otherwise valid but that were not filed within the time prescribed.

(i) If the sum available for a class of creditors is insufficient to provide payment in full, the sum shall be distributed pro rata to the claimants in the class.

(j) When the department has liquidated a bank, any assets remaining after all claims have been paid shall be distributed to the shareholders in accordance with their respective interests.

(k) Unclaimed funds remaining after the completion of the liquidation by the department shall be handled under AS 34.45.110 - 34.45.780.

(l) When the assets have been distributed in accordance with this chapter, the department shall file an accounting with the superior court. Upon approval of the account, the department is relieved of liability in connection with the liquidation, and the court shall cancel the certificate of authority of the bank and enter an order of dissolution. When the order is filed, the department shall issue a certificate of dissolution of the corporation.

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