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Colorado Revised Statutes Title 11. Financial Institutions § 11-109-306. Procedure for granting or denying charter

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(1) Within sixty days following the filing of the completed application for charter, the commissioner shall make or cause to be made a careful investigation to determine that the following requirements have been met:

(a) That the applicant has proceeded in a lawful manner;

(b) That the name is not deceptively similar to that of another trust company or otherwise misleading;

(c) That the persons who will serve as directors or officers, insofar as such persons are known, are qualified by character and experience and that the qualifications and financial status of the incorporators, directors, officers, and persons in control of the trust company, as defined in section 11-109-401, are consistent with their responsibilities and duties;

(d) That the proposed capital satisfies the standards and guidelines in the rules promulgated by the banking board;

(e) That the proposed or amended articles of incorporation and bylaws are appropriate or may be amended to be appropriate.

(2) Within ninety days after the filing of the application, the banking board shall conduct a public hearing to consider the application. At least thirty days prior to such hearing, the banking board shall give written notice thereof to all persons doing a trust business in the community in which the proposed trust company is to be located and to such other persons as it may designate. At such hearing, the applicants shall have the burden of proving that:

(a) The public convenience and advantage will be promoted by the establishment of the proposed trust company;

(b) Conditions in the locality in which the proposed trust company will transact business afford reasonable promise of successful operation;

(c) The trust company is being formed for no other purpose than the legitimate objects contemplated by this article;

(d) The applicants have complied with all of the applicable provisions of this article;

(e) The books and records of the proposed trust company will be maintained in Colorado and a substantial portion of the proposed trust company's operations will be conducted in Colorado.

(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, if the banking board has given notice pursuant to subsection (2) of this section of a hearing on any application for charter filed pursuant to this section and the banking board has received no written protests against such charter application within ten days before the hearing, the banking board may grant such charter without a hearing as otherwise required in this section if the applicants for such charter are known to the banking board.

(4) Within thirty days after the date of the conclusion of the hearing, the banking board shall grant a charter to the applicants if the banking board determines that the requirements of subsections (1) and (2) of this section have been met.

(5) If the proposed trust company fails to open for business within six months after the date of granting the charter, the privilege of transacting business shall terminate. The banking board, for good cause and upon written application filed prior to the expiration of such six-month period, may extend the time within which the trust company may open for business.

(6) Unless otherwise provided by law to the contrary, articles of incorporation, amended articles of incorporation, or amendments to articles of incorporation shall be delivered to the secretary of state for filing in accordance with the general corporate laws of this state.

Cite this article: - Colorado Revised Statutes Title 11. Financial Institutions § 11-109-306. Procedure for granting or denying charter - last updated January 01, 2022 |

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