Chapter 30A.36 RCW

CAPITAL NOTES OR DEBENTURES

Sections

30A.36.010Definitions.
30A.36.020Issuance and saleStatusConversion rights.
30A.36.030Stock at less than parImpairment.
30A.36.040Impairment to be corrected before retirement of notes or debentures.
30A.36.050Not subject to assessmentsLiability of holders.


Definitions.

Capital notes or debentures, where used in this chapter, shall mean notes or other obligations issued by a bank or mutual savings bank, for money obtained and used as additional capital or to replace impaired capital stock: PROVIDED, Such notes or other obligations are subordinate to the rights of depositors and other creditors.
The term "capital" where used in this chapter shall mean capital stock and/or capital notes.



Issuance and saleStatusConversion rights.

With the approval of the director, any bank or mutual savings bank may at any time, through action of its board of directors or trustees, issue and sell its capital notes or debentures. Such capital notes or debentures shall be subordinate to the claims of depositors and other creditors. The holders of capital notes or debentures issued by a bank shall have such conversion rights as may be provided in the articles of incorporation with the approval of the director.



Stock at less than parImpairment.

Where any bank or mutual savings bank has issued and has outstanding capital notes or debentures, it may carry its capital stock on its books at a sum less than par, and it shall not be considered impaired so long as the amount of such capital notes or debentures equals or exceeds the impairment as found by the director.



Impairment to be corrected before retirement of notes or debentures.

Before such capital notes or debentures are retired or paid by the bank or mutual savings bank, any existing impairment of its capital stock must be overcome or corrected to the satisfaction of the director.



Not subject to assessmentsLiability of holders.

Such capital notes or debentures shall in no case be subject to any assessment. The holders of such capital notes or debentures shall not be held individually responsible, as such holders, for any debts, contracts or engagements of such institution, and as such holders, shall not be held liable for assessments to restore impairments in the capital of such institution.
[ 1955 c 33 § 30.36.050. Prior: 1935 c 42 § 5; RRS § 3295-5. Formerly RCW 30.36.050.]