MCL 490.373 - Conversion of domestic credit union into mutual savings bank or mutual savings association

Cite as:MCL 490.373
Currency:Current through P.A. 170 of the 2018 Legislative Session
 
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(1) A domestic credit union may convert into a mutual savings bank or mutual savings association if all of the following are met:

(a) At least 30 days before voting on a plan of conversion under subdivision (b), the credit union board gives written notice to the credit union's members that it is considering a conversion. The credit union board shall mail the notice to the credit union's members and shall not include any other mailing with the notice. The notice shall include all of the following:

(i) A brief statement of why the credit union board is considering the conversion.

(ii) A brief statement of the major positive and negative effects of the proposed conversion.

(iii) A request for members' written comments on the proposed conversion.

(b) The credit union board approves of a plan of conversion and files the plan of conversion with the commissioner. An affirmative vote of 2/3 of the entire credit union board is required to approve a plan of conversion. The plan of conversion shall meet all of the following:

(i) The conversion plan discloses to the members information concerning the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed conversion and contains a statement indicating any material differences in powers between a credit union and a mutual savings bank or mutual savings association.

(ii) The conversion is not intended to circumvent a pending supervisory action initiated by the commissioner or another regulatory agency because of a concern over the safety and soundness of the credit union.

(iii) The conversion plan does not provide any official of the converting credit union with any remuneration or other economic benefit in connection with the conversion.

(iv) After conversion, the mutual savings bank or mutual savings association is likely to be economically viable.

(c) The credit union board shall call a special meeting of the members to vote on the conversion plan and mail to each member notice of the meeting and proposed conversion 90 days before the date of the special meeting. The notice shall include all of the following:

(i) A summary of the positive and negative effects of the proposed conversion.

(ii) A statement that the officials will not receive any remuneration or other economic benefit in connection with the conversion of the domestic credit union.

(iii) A statement that any interested person may obtain more detailed information about the conversion from the domestic credit union at its principal place of business, or by any method approved in advance by the commissioner.

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