§412:12-104 Authority of out-of-state banks to establish interstate branches in Hawaii by merger. (a) One or more Hawaii banks may enter into an interstate merger transaction with one or more out-of-state banks under this article, and an out-of-state bank resulting from the transaction may maintain and operate the branches in Hawaii of a Hawaii bank that participated in the transaction, if the conditions and filing requirements of this article are met.
(b) Any out-of-state bank that will be the resulting bank pursuant to an interstate merger transaction involving a Hawaii state bank shall notify the commissioner of the proposed merger not later than the date on which it files an application for an interstate merger transaction with the responsible federal bank supervisory agency, and shall submit a copy of that application to the commissioner and pay a filing fee of $9,000, or a greater amount as the commissioner may establish by rule pursuant to chapter 91. The filing fee shall be nonrefundable. Any Hawaii state bank which is a party to an interstate merger transaction shall comply with part VI, article 3, of this chapter to the extent applicable, and with other applicable state and federal laws. If the resulting bank in the interstate merger transaction is an out-of-state state bank, the director of commerce and consumer affairs shall not file the articles of merger until the out-of-state state bank has filed a confirmation in writing by the commissioner of compliance with this section. If the resulting bank in the interstate merger transaction is an out-of-state bank which is a national banking association, the resulting bank shall file with the director of commerce and consumer affairs a confirmation in writing by the commissioner of compliance with this section.
(c) Any out-of-state state bank which shall be the resulting bank in an interstate merger transaction involving a Hawaii bank shall confirm in writing to the commissioner that as long as it maintains a branch in this State, it shall comply with all applicable laws of this State and provide satisfactory evidence to the commissioner of compliance with applicable requirements of chapter 414 relating to foreign corporations. [L 1996, c 155, pt of §1; am L 1999, c 283, §1; am L 2002, c 40, §34]