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Mississippi Code Title 81. Banks and Financial Institutions § 81-27-4.201 § 81-27-4.201. Amendment of state trust company articles of association

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(a) A state trust company that has been granted a charter under Section 81-27-4.105 or a predecessor statute may amend or restate its articles of association for any lawful purpose, including the creation of authorized but unissued shares or participation shares in one or more classes or series.

(b) An amendment authorizing the issuance of shares or participation shares in series must contain:

(1) The designation of each series and of any variations in the preferences, limitations, and relative rights among series to the extent that the preferences, limitations, and relative rights are to be established in the articles of association;  and

(2) A statement of any authority to be vested in the board to establish series and determine the preferences, limitations, and relative rights of each series.

(c) A limited liability trust company may not amend its articles of association to extend its period of existence for a perpetual period or for any period of years, unless the period of existence is expressly contingent on those events resulting in dissolution of the limited liability trust company under subarticle B of Article 8 of this chapter.

(d) Amendment or restatement of the articles of association of a state trust company and approval of the board and shareholders or participants must be made or obtained in accordance with provisions of the Mississippi Business Corporation Act for the amendment or restatement of articles of incorporation except as otherwise provided by this chapter or rules or regulations adopted under this chapter.  The original and one (1) copy of the articles of amendment or restated articles of association must be filed with the commissioner for approval.  Unless the submission presents novel or unusual questions, the commissioner shall approve or reject the amendment or restatement not later than the thirty-first day after the date the commissioner considers the submission informationally complete and accepted for filing.  The commissioner may require the submission of additional information as considered necessary to an informed decision to approve or reject any amendment or restatement or articles of association under this section.

(e) If the commissioner thinks that the amendment or restatement conforms to law and any conditions imposed by the commissioner, and any required filing fee has been paid, the commissioner shall:

(1) Endorse the face of the original and copy with the date of approval and the word “Approved”;

(2) File the original in the department's records;  and

(3) Deliver a certified copy of the amendment or restatement to the state trust company.

(f) An amendment or restatement, if approved, takes effect on the date of approval, unless the amendment or restatement provides for a different effective date.

Cite this article: - Mississippi Code Title 81. Banks and Financial Institutions § 81-27-4.201 § 81-27-4.201. Amendment of state trust company articles of association - last updated January 01, 2018 |

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