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Code of Virginia
Title 6.2. Financial Institutions and Services
Chapter 8. Banks
9/21/2021

§ 6.2-850. Authority to branch outside the Commonwealth by merger.

A. With the prior approval of the Commission, any Virginia state bank may maintain and operate one or more branches in a state other than the Commonwealth pursuant to an interstate merger transaction in which the Virginia state bank is the resulting bank.

B. The Virginia state bank shall file an application on a form prescribed by the Commission, pay the merger fee prescribed by § 6.2-908, and comply with the applicable provisions of Article 12 (§ 13.1-715.1 et seq.) of the Virginia Stock Corporation Act. If the Commission finds that (i) the proposed transaction will not be detrimental to the safety and soundness of the applicant, (ii) any new officers and directors of the resulting bank are qualified by character, experience, and financial responsibility to direct and manage the resulting bank, and (iii) the proposed merger is in the public interest, it may approve the interstate merger transaction and the operation of branches outside Virginia by the Virginia state bank.

C. Such an interstate merger transaction may be consummated only after the applicant has received the Commission's written approval.

1995, c. 301, § 6.1-44.17; 2005, c. 765; 2010, c. 794.

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