21.20.727  <<  21.20.730 >>   21.20.732

Debenture companiesAcquisition of controlGrounds for disapproval.

*** CHANGE IN 2020 *** (SEE 6131.SL) ***
The director may disapprove the acquisition of a debenture company within thirty days after the filing of a complete application under RCW 21.20.727 or an extended period not exceeding an additional fifteen days if:
(1) The poor financial condition of any acquiring party might jeopardize the financial stability of the debenture company or might prejudice the interests of the investors, borrowers, or shareholders;
(2) The plan or proposal of the acquiring party to liquidate the debenture company, to sell its assets, to merge it with any person, or to make any other major change in its business or corporate structure or management is not fair and reasonable to the debenture company's investors, borrowers, or stockholders or is not in the public interest;
(3) The business experience and integrity of any acquiring party who would control the operation of the debenture company indicates that approval would not be in the interest of the debenture company's investors, borrowers, or shareholders;
(4) The information provided by the application is insufficient for the director to make a determination or there has been insufficient time to verify the information provided and conduct an examination of the qualification of the acquiring party; or
(5) The acquisition would not be in the public interest.


Effective dateApplicationSeverability1987 c 421: See notes following RCW 21.20.705.
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