Register January 2006 No. 601
Chapter DFI-SB 22
SAVINGS BANK MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANIES
Mutual holding company reorganization.
Approval of mutual holding company reorganization.
Grounds for disapproval of reorganizations.
Contents of mutual holding company reorganization plans.
Stock issuance plans.
Issuance or sale of stock by savings bank subsidiaries of mutual holding companies.
Articles of incorporation and bylaws of mutual holding companies.
Activities of mutual holding companies.
Registration, reports and examinations.
Conversion or liquidation of mutual holding companies.
Procedural requirements for proxies.
Ch. DFI-SB 22 Note
Chapter SB 22 was renumbered ch. DFI-SB 22 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
"Acquiree savings bank" means any savings bank other than a resulting savings bank that:
Is acquired by a mutual holding company as part of and concurrently with a mutual holding company reorganization; and
Knowing participation in a joint activity or interdependent conscious parallel action towards a common goal whether or not pursuant to an express agreement; or
A combination or pooling of voting or other interests in the securities of an issuer for a common purpose pursuant to any contract, understanding, relationship, agreement or other arrangement, whether written or otherwise.
A person or company which acts in concert with another person or company is acting in concert with any person or company who is also acting in concert with that other party, except that a stock benefit plan is not acting in concert with its trustee or a person who serves in a similar capacity solely for the purpose of determining whether stock held by the trustee and stock held by the plan will be aggregated. No officer or director of a savings bank or savings bank affiliate is acting in concert with any other officer or director of the savings bank or affiliate by reason of his or her service in those capacities.
"Affiliate" means a person that directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries controls, is controlled by or is under common control with another person.
"Associate", when indicating a relationship between persons, means:
Any corporation or organization, other than the applicant or a majority-owned subsidiary of the applicant, of which the person is an officer or partner or is directly or indirectly the beneficial owner of l0% or more of any class of equity securities;
Any trust or other estate in which the person has a substantial beneficial interest or as to which the person serves as trustee or in a similar fiduciary capacity, except that it does not include any stock benefit plan in which a person has a substantial beneficial interest or serves as a trustee or in a similar fiduciary capacity; and
Any relative by blood or marriage of the natural person, or any relative by blood or marriage of the spouse, who has the same legal residence as or shares living quarters with the person or who is a director or officer of the applicant or of any of the applicant's parent organizations or subsidiaries.
"Company" means any corporation, partnership, business trust, joint venture, association or similar organization or any other trust unless by its terms it must terminate within 25 years or not later than 21 years and 10 months after the death of any individual living on the effective date of the trust. "Company"does not include:
The FDIC, FRB, resolution trust corporation, OTS or any federal home loan bank.
An officer of the United States or any state acting in his or her official capacity.
"Similar organization" in par. (a)
means a combination of parties with the potential for or practical likelihood of a continuing rather than temporary existence, where the parties have knowingly and voluntarily associated for a common purpose pursuant to identifiable and binding relationships which govern the parties with respect to either:
The transferability and voting of any stock or other indicia of participation in another entity; or
Achievement of a common or shared objective, such as to collectively manage or control another entity.
Controlling, owning or having the power to vote, directly or indirectly or acting through one or more persons, 25% or more of any class of voting securities of the savings bank; or
In any manner controlling the election of a majority of the directors of the savings bank.
"Control" of a savings bank shall also exist if the division determines, after notice and opportunity for hearing, that a person directly or indirectly exercises a controlling influence over the management or policies of the savings bank.
"Default" means any adjudication or other official determination of a court or other public authority pursuant to which a conservator, receiver or other legal custodian is appointed for a mutual holding company or savings bank subsidiary of a mutual holding company.
"FDIC" means the federal deposit insurance corporation.
"FRB" means the board of governors of the federal reserve system.
"Member" means any depositor of a savings bank subsidiary of a mutual holding company that is entitled, under a statute or the articles of incorporation or bylaws of the mutual holding company, to vote on matters affecting the mutual holding company.
"Mutual holding company" means a mutual savings bank holding company organized under s. 214.095
, Stats., and this chapter which has control over any savings bank or any company that is or becomes a mutual holding company by virtue of this chapter.
"Parent", when describing the relationship between 2 companies, means the company that controls the other company, either directly or indirectly, through one or more subsidiaries.
"Reorganization plan" means a plan to reorganize into the mutual holding company format which contains the information required by s. DFI-SB 22.06
"Reorganizing savings bank" means a mutual savings bank that proposes to reorganize into a mutual holding company under this chapter.
"Resulting savings bank" means a stock savings bank that is organized as a subsidiary of a reorganizing savings bank to receive a substantial part of the assets and liabilities, including all deposit accounts, of the reorganizing savings bank upon consummation of the reorganization.
"Savings association" means a savings association as defined in 12 USC 1813
(3) (b) (1) the deposits of which are insured by the FDIC and includes a federal savings association, federal savings bank and a building and loan or savings and loan association organized and operating under the laws of the state in which it is organized.