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Code of Virginia
Title 6.2. Financial Institutions and Services
Chapter 7. Acquisitions of Interests in Financial Institutions
8/21/2019

§ 6.2-700. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning:

"Acquire" means:

1. The merger or consolidation of one bank holding company with another bank holding company;

2. The acquisition by a bank holding company of direct or indirect ownership or control of voting shares of another bank holding company or a bank, if, after such acquisition, the bank holding company making the acquisition will directly or indirectly own or control more than five percent of any class of voting shares of the other bank holding company or the bank;

3. The direct or indirect acquisition by a bank holding company of all or substantially all of the assets of another bank holding company or of a bank; or

4. Any other action that would result in direct or indirect control by a bank holding company of another bank holding company or a bank.

"Bank" has the same meaning assigned to it in 12 U.S.C. § 1841(c).

"Bank holding company" has the meaning assigned to it in 12 U.S.C. § 1841 (a) (1).

"Financial institution" shall not include any consumer finance company or savings institution.

"Financial institution holding company" means any person that has control over any financial institution or that has control over any person that controls any financial institution.

"Home state" means:

1. With respect to a national bank, the state in which the main office is located;

2. With respect to a state bank, the state by which the bank is chartered; and

3. With respect to a bank holding company, the state in which the total deposits of all banking subsidiaries of such company are the largest on the later of (i) July 1, 1966, or (ii) the date on which the company becomes a bank holding company under the federal Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. § 1841ff).

"Out-of-state bank holding company" means a bank holding company that has as its home state a state other than the Commonwealth.

"Subsidiary" means an entity over which another person has control. With respect to a bank, "subsidiary" means:

1. Any entity 25 percent or more of whose voting shares, excluding shares owned by the United States or by any company wholly owned by the United States, are directly or indirectly owned or controlled by such bank holding company, or held by it with power to vote;

2. Any company the election of a majority of whose directors is controlled in any manner by such bank holding company; or

3. Any company with respect to the management or policies of which such bank holding company has the power, directly or indirectly, to exercise a controlling influence, as determined by the Commission, after notice and opportunity for hearing.

"Virginia bank" means a bank that is organized under the laws of the Commonwealth or of the United States and that has the Commonwealth as its home state.

"Virginia bank holding company" means a bank holding company that has the Commonwealth as its home state and is not controlled by a bank holding company other than a Virginia bank holding company.

"Virginia financial institution" means a financial institution authorized to do business in the Commonwealth.

"Virginia financial institution holding company" means any person that has control over any financial institution authorized to do business in the Commonwealth or has control over a person that controls any such financial institution.

1978, c. 683, § 6.1-381; 1983, c. 194; 1985, c. 544, § 6.1-398; 1985, c. 604; 1986, c. 257; 1993, c. 58; 1994, cc. 315, 351; 1996, c. 16; 1998, c. 231; 2010, c. 794.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.