12 CFR 708b.303 - Conversion of insurance through merger.

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§ 708b.303 Conversion of insurance through merger.
Unless the Regional Director approves the use of different forms, a federally-insured credit union that is merging into a nonfederally-insured credit union must use the forms in this section.
(a) Form notice to members of intent to merge and convert and special meeting of members:
Notice of Special Meeting on Proposal To Merge and Convert to Nonfederally-Insured Status
(Insert Name of Merging Credit Union)
On (insert date), the Board of Directors of your credit union approved a proposition to merge with (insert name of continuing credit union) and to convert from federal share (deposit) insurance to private insurance. You are encouraged to attend a special meeting of our credit union at (insert address) on (insert time and date).
Purpose of Meeting
The meeting has two purposes:
1. To consider and act upon a proposal to merge our credit union with (insert name of continuing credit union), the continuing credit union.
2. To approve the action of the Board of Directors of our credit union in authorizing the officers of the credit union, subject to member approval, to carry out the proposed merger.
If this merger is approved, our credit union will transfer all its assets and liabilities to the continuing credit union. As a member of our credit union, you will become a member of the continuing credit union. On the effective date of the merger, you will receive shares in the continuing credit union for the shares you own now in our credit union.
Insurance Conversion
Currently, your accounts have share insurance provided by the National Credit Union Administration, an agency of the federal government. The basic federal coverage is up to $100,000, but accounts may be structured in different ways, such as joint accounts, payable-on-death accounts, or IRA accounts, to achieve federal coverage of much more than $100,000. If the merger is approved, your federal insurance will terminate on the effective date of the merger. Instead, your accounts in the credit union will be insured up to $(insert dollar amount) by (insert name of insurer), a corporation chartered by the State of (insert name of State). The federal insurance provided by the National Credit Union Administration is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government. The private insurance you will receive from (insert name of insurer), however, is not guaranteed by the federal or any state or local government.
IF THIS MERGER IS APPROVED AND THE (insert name of continuing
credit union) FAILS, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOES NOT
GUARANTEE YOU WILL GET YOUR MONEY BACK.
Also, because this merger, if approved, would result in the loss of federal share insurance, the (insert name of merging credit union) will, at any time between the approval of the merger and the effective date of merger and upon request of the member, permit all members who have share certificates or other term accounts to close the federally-insured portion of those accounts without an early withdrawal penalty. (This is an optional sentence. It may be deleted without the approval of the Regional Director. The members must be informed about this right, however, as described in 12 CFR 708b.204(c).)
Other Information Related to the Proposed Merger
The directors of the participating credit unions carefully analyzed the assets and liabilities of the participating credit unions and appraised each credit union's share values. The appraisal of the share values appears on the attached individual and consolidated financial statements of the participating credit unions.
The directors of the participating credit unions have concluded that the proposed merger is desirable for the following reasons: (insert reasons)
The Board of Directors of our credit union believes the merger should include/not include an adjustment in shares for the following reasons: (insert reasons)
The main office of the continuing credit union will be as follows: (insert location)
The branch office(s) of the continuing credit union will be as follows: (insert locations)
The merger must have the approval of a majority of members who vote on the proposal, provided at least 20 percent of the total membership participates in the voting.
Enclosed with this Notice of Special Meeting is a Ballot for Merger Proposal and Conversion to Nonfederally-insured Status. If you cannot attend the meeting, please complete the ballot and return it to (insert name of independent entity conducting vote) at (insert mailing address) by no later than (insert date and time). To be counted, your ballot must reach (insert name of independent entity conducting vote) by the date and time announced for the meeting.
By order of the board of directors.
(signature of Board Presiding Officer)
(insert name and title of Board Presiding Officer) (insert date)
(b) Form ballot:
Ballot for Merger Proposal and Conversion to Nonfederally-Insured Status
Name of Member: (insert name)
Account Number: (insert account number)
The credit union must receive this ballot by (insert date and time for vote). Please mail or bring it to: (Insert name of independent entity and address)
I understand if the merger or conversion of the (insert name of merging credit union) into the (insert name of continuing credit union) is approved, the National Credit Union Administration share (deposit) insurance I now have, up to $100,000, or possibly more if I use different account structures, will terminate upon the effective date of the conversion. Instead, my shares in the (insert name of credit union) will be insured up to $(insert dollar amount) by (insert name of insurer), a corporation chartered by the State of (insert name of state). The federal insurance provided by the National Credit Union Administration is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. The private insurance provided by (insert name of insurer) is not.
I FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT, IF THIS MERGER IS APPROVED AND
THE (insert name of continuing credit union) FAILS, THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT I WILL GET MY MONEY
BACK.
I vote on the proposal as follows (check one box):
[] Approve the merger and the conversion to private insurance and authorize the Board of Directors to take all necessary action to accomplish the merger and conversion.
[] Do not approve the merger and the conversion to private insurance.
Signed:
(Insert printed member's name)
Date:
(c) Form certification of vote:
Certification of Vote on Merger Proposal and Conversion to Nonfederally-Insured Status of the (Insert Name of Merging Credit Union)
We, the undersigned officers of the (insert name of merging credit union), certify the completion of the following actions:
1. At a meeting on (insert date), the Board of Directors adopted a resolution approving the merger of our credit union with (insert name of continuing credit union).
2. Not more than 30 nor less than 7 days before the date of the vote, copies of the notice of special meeting and the ballot, as approved by the National Credit Union Administration, and a copy of the merger plan announced in the notice, were mailed to our members.
3. The credit union arranged for the conduct of a special meeting of our members at the time and place announced in the Notice to consider and act upon the proposed merger.
4. At the special meeting, the credit union arranged for an explanation of the merger proposal and any changes in federally-insured status to the members present at the special meeting.
5. The (insert name), and entity independent of the credit union, conducted the membership vote at the special meeting. At least 20 percent of our total membership voted and a majority of voting members favor the merger as follows:
(insert) Number of total members
(insert) Number of members present at the special meeting
(insert) Number of members present who voted in favor of the merger
(insert) Number of members present who voted against the merger
(insert) Number of additional written ballots in favor of the merger
(insert) Number of additional written ballots opposed to the merger
6. The action of the members at the special meeting was recorded in the minutes.
This certification signed the (insert date):
(signature of Board Presiding Officer)
(insert typed name and title)
(signature of Board Secretary)
(insert typed name and title)
I (insert name), an officer of the (insert name of independent entity that conducted the vote), hereby certify that the information recorded in paragraph 5 above is accurate.
This certification signed the (insert date):
(signature of officer of independent entity)
(typed name, title, and phone number)
[70 FR 3288, Jan. 24, 2005, as amended at 73 FR 30477, May 28, 2008]

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