2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 220. Banking.
220.17 Effect of consolidating banks and trust companies.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 220.17 (2017)

220.17 Effect of consolidating banks and trust companies.

(1) Whenever 2 or more banks or trust companies, including national banks, authorized to do a banking business in the state of Wisconsin, shall be consolidated under the charter of one of the consolidating banks or trust companies, or under a new charter issued to such consolidated institution, the rights, interests and franchises of any bank or trust company joining in or party to such consolidation in and to every species of property, real, personal and mixed and chooses in action thereto belonging, shall be deemed transferred to and vested in the consolidated bank or trust company without any deed, endorsement or other instrument of transfer, and the consolidated bank or trust company shall take, hold and enjoy the same and all rights of property, franchises and interests in the same manner and to the same extent as were held and enjoyed by such consolidating banks or trust companies or both at the time of such consolidation.

(2) All of the following apply to a consolidated bank or trust company described in sub. (1), if the consolidated bank or trust company is authorized to perform fiduciary services at the time of the consolidation:

(a) The consolidated bank or trust company shall succeed to all rights, obligations, relations, and trusts, and the duties and liabilities connected with the performance of fiduciary services, held by any bank or trust company party to the consolidation, and without further appointment shall act as trustee or personal representative or in any other fiduciary capacity in which any bank or trust company party to the consolidation was acting at the time of the consolidation.

(b) The consolidated bank or trust company shall execute and perform each trust or relation described in par. (a) in the same manner as if the consolidated bank or trust company itself had assumed the trust or relation, including the obligations and liabilities connected therewith.

(c) The consolidated bank or trust company shall be entitled to be appointed or to act as trustee or personal representative or other fiduciary to the same extent and with the same effect as would any bank or trust company party to the consolidation if prior to the consolidation any bank or trust company party to the consolidation has been designated as trustee or any other fiduciary in any trust deed or other writing, or has been named to act as personal representative in any will.

History: 1983 a. 36; 2001 a. 102.

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