General Laws

Section 9. When all the capital stock has been issued for a stock bank, a list of the stockholders, with the name, residence and post office address of each, and the number of shares in each class held by each stockholder, shall be filed with the board of bank incorporation, which list shall be verified by the clerk of the corporation. Upon receipt of such list the board shall cause an examination to be made of the method of payment of the capital stock, or the surplus account if a mutual bank of the personnel of the corporation, including the officers and directors or trustees thereof, and if, after such examination, it appears that the whole capital stock, surplus account and undivided profits account for a stock bank or surplus account for a mutual bank have been paid in cash, that all requirements of law have been complied with, that the bank is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and that the qualifications of the personnel are satisfactory, the board shall, if satisfied that the public convenience and advantage will be promoted thereby, issue a certificate authorizing such corporation to begin the transaction of business. No such corporation shall begin the transaction of business until such a certificate has been granted.