12 U.S. Code § 2279a - Power to merge

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The banks within a district may merge into a single entity (hereinafter in this subchapter referred to as a “merged bank”) if the plan of merger is approved by—
(1) the Farm Credit Administration Board;
(2) the respective boards of directors of the banks involved;
(3) a majority of the stockholders of each bank voting, in person or by proxy, at a duly authorized stockholders’ meeting with each association entitled to cast a number of votes equal to the number of its voting stockholders; and
(4) in the case of a bank for cooperatives, a majority of the total equity interests in such merging bank for cooperatives (including allocated, but not unallocated, surplus and reserves) held by those stockholders or subscribers to the guaranty fund of the bank voting.


(Pub. L. 92–181, title VII, § 7.0, as added Pub. L. 100–233, title IV, § 416,Jan. 6, 1988, 101 Stat. 1645; amended Pub. L. 100–399, title IV, § 408(b),Aug. 17, 1988, 102 Stat. 1001.)

1988—Pub. L. 100–399substituted “The banks” for “Two or more banks” in introductory provisions, and in par. (3) substituted “with each association entitled to cast a number of votes equal to the number of its voting” for “in accordance with the provisions of section 2223 (c) of this title relating to the casting of votes by”.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–399effective as if enacted immediately after enactment of Pub. L. 100–233, which was approved Jan. 6, 1988, see section 1001(a) ofPub. L. 100–399, set out as a note under section 2002 of this title.

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