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Colorado Revised Statutes Title 11. Financial Institutions § 11-109-401. Acquisition of majority control over an existing trust company--definitions

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(1) As used in this section, unless the context other requires:

(a) “Controlling person” means a person who is in control of a trust company or would be in control of a trust company after the proposed acquisition.

(b) A person shall be deemed to have acquired control of a trust company if as a result of acquisition such person:

(I) Directly or indirectly owns, controls, holds with the power to vote, or holds proxies representing twenty-five percent or more of the outstanding voting stock thereof;

(II) Controls in any manner the election of a majority of the directors thereof;  or

(III) Exercises a controlling influence over the management or policies thereof.

(2)(a) Whenever a person proposes to acquire control of any trust company, such person shall first make application to the banking board for approval. Without approval from the banking board pursuant to subsection (3) of this section, a person shall be prohibited from making such an acquisition.

(b) An application required by paragraph (a) of this subsection (2) shall contain the following information to the extent that it is known by the person making the application:

(I) The number of shares involved;

(II) The name of each seller or transferor;

(III) The name of each purchaser or transferee;

(IV) The name of each beneficial owner if the share or shares are registered in another name;

(V) The purchase price;

(VI) Detailed information concerning any loans made in connection with the acquisition;

(VII) Such other information concerning the transaction as may be required by the banking board regarding the effect of the transaction upon the control of the trust company involved;

(VIII) Biographical and financial information concerning each purchaser, controlling person, or person in control of a controlling person participating in the proposed acquisition;  and

(IX) The name of each controlling person and each person in control of a controlling person participating in the proposed acquisition.

(3)(a) After receipt of an application, the banking board shall make an investigation, and the banking board shall approve the change of control only after the banking board has determined:

(I) That the person proposing to acquire control is qualified by character, experience, and financial responsibility to control the trust company in a legal and proper manner;

(II) That the interests of the public generally will not be jeopardized by the proposed acquisition;  and

(III) That the person proposing to acquire control has satisfied the requirements of this section and the other provisions of this article.

(b) The general assembly declares that the acquisition of control of or of any ownership interest in trust companies by persons owned or controlled by a country with which it has been determined to be against the national interest to trade without export controls for national security purposes by the president of the United States or another appropriate agency of the federal government as directed by the president pursuant to the “Export Administration Act of 1979”, 50 U.S.C. Appendix sec. 2401 et seq., as amended, the “International Emergency Economic Powers Act”, 50 U.S.C. sec. 1701 et seq., as amended, or any rule, order, or decision promulgated in connection therewith, is against the public interest. If the application or the banking board's investigation indicates that any person seeking to have control of or any ownership interest in a trust company is owned or controlled by such a country, the banking board may not approve any such change of control.

(4) This section shall not apply to the acquisition of:

(a) Voting proxies acquired in the normal course of business as a result of a proxy solicitation in conjunction with a stockholders' meeting;

(b) Stock held in a fiduciary capacity unless the acquiring person has sole discretionary authority to exercise voting rights with respect thereto;

(c) Stock acquired in securing or collecting, in whole or in part, a debt contracted in good faith or stock acquired through testate or intestate succession or bona fide gift, if the acquirer advises the banking board of such acquisition within thirty days after the acquisition and provides any information required or requested by the banking board or commissioner;

(d) Stock acquired by an underwriter in good faith and without any intent to evade the purpose of this section if the shares are held only for such reasonable period of time as will permit the sale thereof;  or

(e) Pro rata stock dividends.

(5) If the banking board has not acted upon a completed application within sixty days after receipt thereof, the time may be extended for an additional thirty days by the banking board.

(6) Whenever any person proposes to acquire control of any trust company and is required by the “Change in Bank Control Act of 1978” (section 7(j) of the “Federal Deposit Insurance Act”, 12 U.S.C. 1817(j)), as amended, to give the appropriate federal banking agency prior written notice of such proposed acquisition, a copy of such notice with supporting information shall be given concurrently to the banking board for information. The banking board may use such information in evaluating applications submitted pursuant to this section and shall submit its recommendation and comments to the appropriate federal regulatory authority in a timely manner.

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