12 CFR 543.11 - Organization plan for governance during first years after issuance of Federal mutual savings bank charter.
(a)Organizational meeting. Except as provided in paragraph (c)(1) of this section, promptly upon receipt of a charter, the officers of a Federal mutual savings bank which, immediately prior to conversion, was a state chartered mutual savings bank, shall call a meeting of the members. Notice for, and conduct of, such meeting shall be in accordance with the bank's Federal charter and bylaws. Business to be conducted at the organizational meeting shall include the election of trustees (who may also be known as a board of directors) and any other matters permitted by the charter and bylaws. Any action taken at such meeting shall be deemed an acceptance of the charter and bylaws approved by the Office pursuant to § 544.1 of this chapter.
(b)First meeting of trustees. Upon election or appointment, the board of trustees shall hold a meeting to elect the officers of the bank in accordance with its Federal charter and bylaws, and to take other action necessary to permit the operation of the bank in accordance with the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933, as amended, the bank's charter and bylaws, these rules and regulations, and orders of the Office.
(c)Plan for governance of association during first six years after issuance of Federal charter. (1)(i) An applicant for a Federal mutual savings bank charter may submit a plan which provides that each member of its governing board, i.e., board of trustees, managers, or directors, may continue to serve, provided that within two years of the issuance of a Federal charter at least one-fifth of the members of such board shall have been elected by vote, either in person or by proxy, of the bank's membership as provided in its Federal charter, that within three years of the issuance of its Federal charter at least two-fifths of the members of such board shall have been elected by such a membership vote, that within four years of the issuance of its Federal charter at least three-fifths of the members of such board shall have been elected by such a membership vote, that within five years of the issuance of its Federal charter at least four-fifths of the members of such board shall have been elected by such a membership vote, and that within six years of the issuance of its Federal charter all of the members of such board shall have been elected by such a membership vote.
(ii) The plan:
(A) Shall set forth the names of those persons who are being proposed for service on the applicant's governing board after conversion to a Federal charter,
(B) Shall show how trustees not elected by the converted bank's membership will be appointed or otherwise selected, and
(C) Shall provide that no trustees may be appointed or elected to terms of more than three years.
(iii) The plan may provide that
(A) After receipt of its Federal charter the bank will be organized by its existing governing board,
(B) Within the first two years following receipt of its Federal charter, the bank's charter may be amended without a membership vote, provided any such amendment is first approved by a two-thirds vote of its board of trustees and is thereafter approved by the Office, and
(C) The bank's first annua1 membership meeting need not take place until two years after receipt of its Federal charter.
(2) Except to the extent that the Office approves a plan under this paragraph (c) which is inconsistent with other provisions of this section, a Federal mutual savings bank shall in all respects comply with those other provisions.