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      RS 22:232.3     

  

§232.3.  Merger of foreign mutual insurance company

A.  Subject to the prior approval of the commissioner, and upon the approval of the appropriate regulatory body in its domiciliary state either prior to or contingent upon the approval of the commissioner, a foreign mutual insurance company may reorganize by merging its policyholders' membership interests into a mutual insurance holding company established pursuant to R.S. 22:231 and continuing the corporate existence of the reorganizing foreign mutual insurance company as a foreign stock insurance company subsidiary of the mutual insurance holding company.

B.  The commissioner, after a public hearing as provided in R.S. 22:694(D), may approve the proposed merger.  The commissioner may retain consultants as provided in R.S. 22:694(D)(3).  A merger pursuant to this Section is subject to R.S. 22:694(A), (B), and (C).  The reorganizing foreign mutual insurance company may remain a foreign company or foreign corporation after the merger and may be admitted to do business in this state.

C.  A foreign mutual insurance company which is a party to the merger may at the same time redomesticate in this state by complying with the applicable requirements of this state and its state of domicile.

D.  The provisions of R.S. 22:695(D) shall apply to a merger authorized under this Section.

Acts 1997, No. 1482, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 22:1004.3 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Redesignated from R.S. 22:697 by Acts 2012, No. 294, §3.



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