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Texas Finance Code - FIN § 33.002. Application Regarding Acquisition of Control

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(a) The proposed transferee in an acquisition of control of a state bank or of a person that controls a state bank must file an application for approval of the acquisition.  The application must:

(1) be under oath and in a form prescribed by the banking commissioner;

(2) contain all information that:

(A) is required by rules adopted under this subtitle;  or

(B) the banking commissioner requires in a particular application as necessary to an informed decision to approve or reject the proposed acquisition;  and

(3) be accompanied by any filing fee required by law.

(a-1) The banking commissioner shall promptly notify the applicant of the date the banking commissioner determines the application to be informationally complete and accepted for filing.

(b) If a person proposing to acquire voting securities in a transaction subject to this section includes any group of persons acting in concert, the information required by the banking commissioner may be required of each member of the group.

(c) Rules adopted under this subtitle may specify the confidential or nonconfidential character of information obtained by the banking commissioner under this section.  In the absence of rules, information obtained by the banking commissioner under this section is confidential and may not be disclosed by the banking commissioner or any employee of the department except as provided by Subchapter D, Chapter 31  1.

(d) The applicant shall publish notice of the application, the date the application is accepted for filing, and the identity of the applicant and, if the applicant includes a group, the identity of each group member.  The notice must be published in the form and frequency specified by the banking commissioner and in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the bank's home office is located, or in another publication or location as directed by the banking commissioner.

(e) The applicant may defer publication of the notice until not later than the 34th day after the date the application is accepted for filing if:

(1) the application is filed in contemplation of a public tender offer subject to 15 U.S.C. Section 78n(d)(1);

(2) the applicant requests confidential treatment and represents that a public announcement of the tender offer and the filing of appropriate forms with the Securities and Exchange Commission or the appropriate federal banking agency, as applicable, will occur within the period of deferral;  and

(3) the banking commissioner determines that the public interest will not be harmed by the requested confidential treatment.

(f) The banking commissioner may waive the requirement that a notice be published or permit delayed publication on a determination that waiver or delay is in the public interest.  If publication of notice is waived under this subsection, the information that would be contained in a published notice becomes public information under Chapter 552, Government Code, on the 35th day after the date the application is accepted for filing.

1  V.T.C.A., Finance Code § 31.301 et seq.

Cite this article: - Texas Finance Code - FIN § 33.002. Application Regarding Acquisition of Control - last updated April 14, 2021 |

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