2013 Mississippi Code
Title 81 - BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Chapter 14 - SAVINGS BANK LAW
Article 6 - CORPORATE ADMINISTRATION
§ 81-14-253 - Directors


MS Code § 81-14-253 (2013) What's This?

(1) The directors of a mutual savings bank shall be elected by the members at an annual meeting, held pursuant to the terms of Section 81-14-261, for such terms as the bylaws of the savings bank may provide. Director's terms may be specified in the certificate of incorporation. Voting for directors by deposit account holders shall be weighted according to the total amount of deposit accounts held by such members, subject to any maximum number of votes per member which a savings bank may choose to prescribe in its bylaws. Voting rights for borrowers shall be as prescribed in the bylaws. Such requirements shall be fully prescribed in a detailed manner in the bylaws of the savings bank.

(2) Each director of a state savings bank shall, in his own name, own capital stock in, or have a deposit relationship with the state savings bank on an unencumbered basis as follows:

(a) For stock savings banks under Fifty Million Dollars ($ 50,000,000.00) in assets, stock ownership in the institution or its holding company of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($ 2,500.00) in market value at time of purchase; or

(b) For mutual savings banks under Fifty Million Dollars ($ 50,000,000.00) in assets, a Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollar ($ 2,500.00) deposit relationship; or

(c) For stock savings banks over Fifty Million Dollars ($ 50,000,000.00) in assets, stock ownership in the institution or its holding company of Five Thousand Dollars ($ 5,000.00) in market value at the time of purchase; or

(d) For mutual savings banks over Fifty Million Dollars ($ 50,000,000.00) in assets, a Five Thousand Dollar ($ 5,000.00) deposit relationship. For savings banks that cross the Fifty Million Dollar ($ 50,000,000.00) threshold, the commissioner shall allow a reasonable period for the directors to comply with the ownership interest requirement.

(3) Every state savings bank shall have no less than five (5) directors, two-thirds ( 2/3) of which shall be residents of this state. In addition, not more than two (2) of the directors may be members of the same immediate family, nor may there be more than one (1) director who is an attorney with a particular law firm.

(4) A majority of the directors must not be salaried officers or employees of the savings bank or of any subsidiary or, except in the case of a savings bank having eighty percent (80%) or more of any class of voting shares owned by a holding company, any holding company affiliate thereof.

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