Alaska Statutes.
Title 6. Banks and Financial Institutions
Chapter 5. Alaska Banking Code
Section 570. Out-of-State Bank Holding Companies.
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AS 06.05.570. Out-of-State Bank Holding Companies.

(a) An out-of-state bank holding company may acquire and own all or a portion of the voting securities or other capital stock of, or all or substantially all of the assets of, one or more state banks, domestic bank holding companies, or national banks conducting a banking business in the state, unless the state bank or national bank is a recently formed bank. Before an out-of-state bank holding company may acquire a state bank or bank holding company of a state bank doing business in this state, the out-of-state bank holding company shall apply for and obtain a permit from the department. In considering whether to issue a permit, the department shall consider the benefits to the public, the preservation of a competitive banking industry, and the maintenance of a safe and sound bank industry. To assure full protection of the public, the department may require an out-of-state bank holding company that directly or indirectly owns, holds, or controls stock in a state bank or domestic bank holding company to post a bond with the department under conditions established by the department. The amount of the bond may not be more than the product obtained by multiplying the amount of paid-in capital and paid-in surplus of the state bank or domestic bank holding company by the percentage of state bank or domestic bank holding company stock directly or indirectly owned, held, or controlled by the out-of-state bank holding company.

(b) When the department considers it necessary, the department or a competent person designated by the department may examine an out-of-state bank holding company directly or indirectly owning, holding, or controlling state bank stock or domestic bank holding company stock. The out-of-state bank holding company shall pay an examination fee established under AS 06.01.010 .

(c) The provisions of this section do not apply to a company that

(1) acquires or holds voting securities or other capital stock of a bank or bank holding company for only a reasonable period of time in connection with the underwriting of securities;

(2) is an agency of the United States or of a state, or if the majority of the company is owned by the United States or a state;

(3) is an independent federal financial regulatory agency or a trustee or agent of an independent federal financial regulatory agency; or

(4) under a plan of financial restructuring that is intended to prevent the failure of a state bank and that is approved by the department,

(A) acquires or receives 25 percent or more of a class of voting securities or other capital stock of the bank or bank holding company subject to the plan, and owns, controls, or holds, with the power to vote, the securities acquired or received in excess of 24.99 percent of that class for a period of time that permits the distribution or resale of the securities or other capital stock on a reasonable basis; or

(B) purchases or receives securities under the plan and, after the purchase or receipt, owns, controls, or holds, with a power to vote, less than 25 percent of a class of voting securities or other capital stock of the bank or bank holding company subject to the plan, if subsequently, solely through the action or inaction of others, including the bank or bank holding company, owns, controls, or holds, with a power to vote, 25 percent or more of a class of voting securities or other capital stock of the bank or bank holding company; the exemption in this subparagraph does not apply if the department determines, after notice and opportunity for hearing under AS 06.01.030, that the ownership, control, or holding of the securities or stock exceeding 24.99 percent of a class, other than under a plan to promptly dispose of the securities or stock under the supervision of the department, would permit the organization in any manner to control the election of a majority of the board of directors or trustees, or to directly or indirectly exercise a controlling influence over the management or policies of the bank or bank holding company.

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