(205 ILCS 620/4A-5)
Sec. 4A-5. Foreign corporations establishing places of business to conduct fiduciary activities in Illinois.
(a) A foreign corporation may establish or acquire and maintain a place of business for the conduct of business as a fiduciary in this State provided that a corporate fiduciary that has its principal place of business in Illinois is permitted to establish or acquire and maintain a similar place of business that may engage in activities substantially similar to those permitted to foreign corporations under this Act in the state where the foreign corporation has its principal place of business.
(b) A foreign corporation desiring to establish or acquire and maintain a place of business to conduct business as a fiduciary in Illinois under this Section shall provide, or cause its home state regulator to provide, written notice of the proposed transaction to the Commissioner on or after the date on which the foreign corporation applies to its home state regulator for approval to establish or acquire and maintain a place of business in Illinois. The filing of the notice shall be preceded or accompanied by a copy of the resolution adopted by the board authorizing the additional place of business and the filing fee required by the Commissioner. The Commissioner may prescribe the form of the notice required under this Section. In the Commissioner's discretion, the application or notice submitted to the foreign corporation's home state regulator may be sufficient notice under this Section.
(c) A foreign corporation desiring to establish or acquire and maintain a place of business to conduct business as a fiduciary shall (i) confirm in writing to the Commissioner that for as long as it maintains a place of business in Illinois, it will comply with the laws of this State and (ii) provide satisfactory evidence to the Commissioner of compliance with any applicable requirements of state foreign corporation qualification laws and applicable requirements of its home state regulator for acquiring or establishing and maintaining the office.
(d) A foreign corporation submitting a notice to the Commissioner in accordance with subsection (b) may commence fiduciary business at the place of business listed in its notice after the Commissioner approves the foreign corporation to conduct a fiduciary business in Illinois. However, if the foreign corporation is not a depository institution and the Commissioner approves the foreign corporation to conduct a fiduciary business in Illinois subject to specific conditions, the foreign corporation shall not commence a fiduciary business in Illinois until it has satisfied those conditions and provided evidence satisfactory to the Commissioner that it has done so. The Commissioner may deny approval of the notice if he finds that the foreign corporation lacks sufficient financial resources to undertake the proposed expansion without adversely affecting its safety or soundness or that the place of business is contrary to the public interest.
(Source: P.A. 97-492, eff. 1-1-12.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015