(a) Except as otherwise provided by this section, an agricultural finance corporation
or any banking corporation or trust company, except a savings bank, may hold stock
(1) an agricultural finance corporation; or
(2) a corporation that is chartered under the laws of the United States or a state
of the United States and that is principally engaged in financing ready marketable,
staple, nonperishable agricultural products.
(b) The total amount of stock held in accordance with Subsection (a) of this section
may not exceed an amount equal to:
(1) 10 percent of the capital and surplus of the acquiring corporation; or
(2) 10 percent of the capital stock of the corporation of which the stock is to be
(c) Except in payment of debt, a banking corporation or trust company may not acquire
stock of an agricultural finance corporation unless it first obtains express written
authorization for the purchase from the banking commissioner under rules adopted by
the banking commissioner.
(d) If a banking corporation or trust company acquires stock of an agricultural finance
corporation in payment of debt, it shall promptly dispose of the stock unless it obtains
express permission from the banking commissioner to retain the stock.
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