Oregon Statutes - Chapter 733 - Accounting and Investments - Section 733.620 - Investment in stocks of corporation.

(1) Funds of an insurer may be invested in stocks (including trust certificates) of solvent corporations organized and carrying on a business under the laws of a sovereign as follows:

(a) Preferred or guaranteed stocks if the corporation is not in default or arrears as to any preferred or guaranteed dividend and has continuously and regularly paid such dividends during the preceding three years or has paid cash dividends for five years on common stock.

(b) Common stocks as provided in paragraph (c) of this subsection if:

(A) The obligations and preferred stock, if any, of such corporation are eligible for investment under ORS 733.510 to 733.780; and

(B) The stock is registered on a national securities exchange regulated under the Securities Exchange Act, or if of a type not commonly so registered is regularly traded on a broad national or regional basis.

(c) Notwithstanding ORS 733.780 (1), not more than 25 percent of admitted assets may be in common stocks that have not paid a cash dividend during each of the five years preceding the date of acquisition.

(2) An insurer shall not invest so as to own or control more than five percent of the voting power outstanding of a corporation, nor shall it invest in the obligations or stocks of a corporation if the insurer, directors, trustees and officers own or control, or as a result thereof shall own and control, in the aggregate more than 50 percent of the voting power. This subsection does not apply to limit the amount of an insurerís assets that may be invested in the voting securities of a depository institution or any company that controls the depository institution. [Formerly 738.275; 1995 c.565 §1; 2001 c.377 §39]

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