17:16M-2. Conversion of mutual association to mutual savings bank; capital stock association to capital stock savings bank
Any mutual association may apply to the commissioner to convert itself to a mutual savings bank by organizing and transferring its assets and liabilities to a newly-chartered mutual savings bank, and any capital stock association may apply to the commissioner to convert itself to a capital stock savings bank by organizing and transferring its assets and liabilities to a newly-chartered capital stock savings bank, and the proceedings to effect either application for conversion shall be as follows:
a. When in the judgment of the board of such State association it shall be deemed advisable and in the best interests of its members or stockholders that the same shall be converted into a savings bank of this State, the board of directors shall adopt a resolution to that effect.
b. After the adoption of such resolution, a meeting of the members or stockholders, as the case may be, of the State association shall be held upon not less than 10 days' written notice to the members or stockholders by mail, postage prepaid, directed to their addresses appearing on the books of the State association, which notice shall contain a statement of the time, place and purpose for which such meeting is called.
c. At such meeting, the members or stockholders may by the affirmative vote of 2/3 of the members present, or shares eligible to be voted which are represented at the meeting, either in person or by proxy, declare by resolution the determination to convert the State association into a savings bank of this State.
d. If the authority for the proposed conversion has been approved by the board of directors and by the members or stockholders as required by this section, the board of directors of the State association may apply to the commissioner to convert to a savings bank.
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