Register January 2006 No. 601
Chapter DFI-SB 15
INVESTMENTS IN SERVICE CORPORATION OR SUBSIDIARY
DFI-SB 15.01   Service corporation and subsidiary investments authorized.
Ch. DFI-SB 15 Note Note: Chapter SB 15 was renumbered ch. DFI-SB 15 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, November, 1997, No. 503.
DFI-SB 15.01 DFI-SB 15.01Service corporation and subsidiary investments authorized.
DFI-SB 15.01(1) (1) “Investment" defined. A savings bank's investment in a service corporation or subsidiary includes:
DFI-SB 15.01(1)(a) (a) Capital stock and paid in surplus.
DFI-SB 15.01(1)(b) (b) Partnership, joint venture or LLC capital contributions.
DFI-SB 15.01(1)(c) (c) Mortgage loans, commercial loans, loan guarantees and letters of credit related to a service corporation or subsidiary in which a savings bank has invested.
DFI-SB 15.01(1)(d) (d) Liability for the debt of a partnership, joint venture or LLC.
DFI-SB 15.01(1)(e) (e) Any other obligation for direct or contingent payment of a service corporation or subsidiary's debt.
DFI-SB 15.01(2) (2)Conditions of investment. A savings bank may make an investment in a service corporation or subsidiary under s. 214.49, Stats., if:
DFI-SB 15.01(2)(a) (a) The division gives prior written approval of the investment; and
DFI-SB 15.01(2)(b) (b) The service corporation or subsidiary agrees:
DFI-SB 15.01(2)(b)1. 1. To restrict its activities to those authorized in writing by the division.
DFI-SB 15.01(2)(b)2. 2. To be audited by a certified public accountant at least once each fiscal year and deliver a copy of the certified public accountant's certified report to the division simultaneously with the delivery of the report under subd. 3. to the service corporation or subsidiary.
DFI-SB 15.01(2)(b)3. 3. To file any report requested by the division, submit to periodic examination or audit by the division and pay any expense of the examination or audit.
DFI-SB 15.01(2)(b)4. 4. Not to directly or indirectly enter into a business venture with an officer, director or employee of the savings bank or of a service corporation or subsidiary unless the division gives prior written approval.
DFI-SB 15.01(2)(b)5. 5. To maintain books in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
DFI-SB 15.01(2)(b)6. 6. To make all books and records available for examination by the division on a timely basis.
DFI-SB 15.01(3) (3)Application contents.
DFI-SB 15.01(3)(a)(a) Corporations. An application for approval of an investment in a corporation under this section shall contain:
DFI-SB 15.01(3)(a)1. 1. A copy of the corporation's articles of incorporation.
DFI-SB 15.01(3)(a)2. 2. A copy of the corporation's bylaws.
DFI-SB 15.01(3)(a)3. 3. A copy of the certificate of newly-elected officers.
DFI-SB 15.01(3)(a)4. 4. An agreement by the corporation and each of its service corporations and subsidiaries to comply with sub. (2) (b).
DFI-SB 15.01(3)(a)5. 5. Other information which the division may require.
DFI-SB 15.01(3)(b) (b) Partnerships and joint ventures. An application for approval of an investment in a partnership or joint venture under this section shall contain the partnership or joint venture agreement and other information which the division may require.
DFI-SB 15.01(3)(c) (c) LLC. An application for approval of an investment in an LLC shall contain:
DFI-SB 15.01(3)(c)1. 1. A copy of the LLC's articles of organization and any amendments.
DFI-SB 15.01(3)(c)2. 2. A copy of the LLC's operating agreement and any amendments.
DFI-SB 15.01(3)(c)3. 3. A list of the members of the LLC.
DFI-SB 15.01(3)(c)4. 4. A list of officers, directions or other persons with managerial authority of the LLC.
DFI-SB 15.01(4) (4)Special approval. A savings bank may make an investment in a service corporation or subsidiary in which it has less than a majority and controlling interest only if the division gives prior written approval.
DFI-SB 15.01(5) (5)Approval considerations. In acting under this section, factors which the division shall consider include:
DFI-SB 15.01(5)(a) (a) The effect on the safety and solvency of the savings bank.
DFI-SB 15.01(5)(b) (b) Compliance by the savings bank with ch. 214, Stats., and rules promulgated under it.
DFI-SB 15.01(5)(c) (c) The anticipated benefit to the savings bank and its depositors and other customers.
DFI-SB 15.01(5)(d) (d) The managerial capabilities and expertise of the personnel of the savings bank and any service corporations or subsidiaries.
DFI-SB 15.01 Note Note: This section interprets or implements ss. 214.345 and 214.49, Stats.
DFI-SB 15.01 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1994, No. 458, eff. 3-1-94; CR 98-137: am. (1) (b) and (d), cr. (3) (c) Register February 2003 No. 566, eff. 3-1-03.
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