N.Y. Banking Law § 487-A - Conversion of a credit union into a mutual savings bank

Cite as:N.Y. Banking Law § 487-A
Currency:Current through 2020 NY Law Chapter 25
 
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1. Any credit union having its place of business in this state may convert to a mutual savings bank, subject to the requirements and procedures set forth in the laws and regulations governing mutual savings banks.

2. A proposal for a conversion described in this section shall first be approved, and a date set for a vote thereon by the members (either at a meeting to be held on that date or by written ballot to be filed on or before that date), by a majority of the directors of the credit union. Approval of the proposal for conversion shall be by the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the credit union who vote on the proposal.

3. A credit union that proposes to convert to a mutual savings bank under this section shall submit notice to each of its members who is eligible to vote on the matter of its intent to convert. Such notice must adequately describe the purpose and subject matter of the vote to be taken at the meeting or by submission of a written ballot. Such notice shall be submitted:

a. ninety days before the date of the member vote on the conversion;

b. sixty days before the date of the member vote on the conversion; and c. thirty days before the date of the member vote on the conversion. The notice submitted thirty days before the date of the member vote on the conversion shall contain a written ballot, and shall clearly inform the member that the member may vote at the meeting or by submitting the written ballot. Such notice also shall state the date, time and place of the meeting.

4. The superintendent shall require a credit union that proposes to convert to a mutual savings bank under this section to submit a notice to the superintendent of its intent to convert during the ninety-day period preceding the date of the completion of the conversion, accompanied by an investigation fee as prescribed pursuant to section eighteen-a of this chapter.

5. No director or senior management official of a credit union may receive any economic benefit in connection with a conversion of the credit union as described in this section, other than:

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