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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXXVIII
BANKS AND BANKING
Chapter 663
INTERNATIONAL BANKING
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F.S. 663.4081
663.4081 After-the-fact licensure process in the event of the acquisition, merger, or consolidation of international trust entities.If an international trust entity proposes to acquire, merge, or consolidate with an international trust entity that presently operates an international trust company representative office licensed in this state, the office may allow the currently licensed international trust company representative office to remain open and in operation after consummation of the proposed acquisition, merger, or consolidation, subject to the filing with the office of an after-the-fact license application in accordance with all of the following conditions:
(1) The international trust entity or entities resulting from the acquisition, merger, or consolidation will not directly or indirectly own or control more than 5 percent of any class of the voting securities of, or control, a United States bank.
(2) Before consummation of the acquisition, merger, or consolidation, the international trust entity currently licensed to operate an international trust company representative office in this state must provide the office at least 30 days’ advance written notice, as prescribed by rules adopted by the commission, of the proposed acquisition, merger, or consolidation.
(3) Before consummation of the acquisition, merger, or consolidation, each international trust entity commits in writing that it will:
(a) Comply with the conditions in subsections (1) and (2) and file an after-the-fact application for a license under s. 663.406(1) within 60 days after consummation of the proposed acquisition, merger, or consolidation; and refrain from engaging in new lines of business and from otherwise expanding the activities of such establishment in this state until the disposition of the after-the-fact license application, in accordance with chapter 120; or
(b) Promptly wind down and close any international trust company representative office in this state if the international trust entities that are party to the acquisition, merger, or consolidation elect not to file an application for a license in accordance with paragraph (a); and, before such wind-down and closure, refrain from engaging in new lines of business or otherwise expanding the activities of such establishment in this state.
History.s. 30, ch. 2017-83.