17:9A-109. Directors; qualified bank; trust committee
A. If the number of directors of a bank which is a qualified bank equals or exceeds nine, the certificate of incorporation or by-laws of the bank may provide for a trust committee to be appointed from time to time by the board of directors. The trust committee shall have not less than five members. Not less than a majority of the members of the trust committee shall be directors. Any or all of the remaining members of the trust committee may be directors or may be officers of the bank who are not directors. A majority of the members of the trust committee shall constitute a quorum. Vacancies in the trust committee shall be filled by the board of directors. The board of directors may, from time to time, appoint one or more directors as alternate director members of the trust committee to act in the absence or disability of director members of the committee, and may, from time to time, appoint one or more officers of the bank as alternate officer members of the trust committee to act in the absence or disability of officer members of the committee, and while so acting such alternate members shall have all the powers of members of the committee. Subject to the provisions of this act and of the certificate of incorporation or by-laws of the bank, the trust committee may exercise all the powers of the board of directors with respect to
(1) acceptance or rejection of appointment in any fiduciary or agency capacity;
(2) retention, sale or other disposition of real or personal property held in any fiduciary or agency capacity;
(3) investment and disbursement of funds held in any fiduciary or agency capacity;
(4) exercise of voting and all other rights arising out of or incidental to any property, real or personal, held in any fiduciary or agency capacity;
(5) reviews of administration, and of assets held in any fiduciary or agency capacity;
(6) resignation as fiduciary or agent or other actions terminating service as fiduciary or agent;
(7) authorizing the execution, sealing with the bank's seal and delivery of, any instrument necessary or appropriate to effectuate or evidence any of the powers of the trust committee; and
(8) all other duties and powers of the bank in the administration of its fiduciary and agency functions.
B. The minutes of each meeting of the trust committee as to sales and purchases of real and personal property shall be presented to the board of directors at its next meeting following such meeting of the trust committee; except that, when such meeting of the board of directors occurs within two days following the day of such meeting of the trust committee, such minutes shall, if not presented at such first meeting, be presented to the board of directors at its second meeting following such meeting of the trust committee.
L.1948, c. 67, p. 271, s. 109. Amended by L.1951, c. 124, p. 535, s. 1.
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