12 CFR 583.20 - Savings and loan holding company.
The term savings and loan holding company means any company that directly or indirectly controls a savings association, but does not include:
(a) Any company by virtue of its ownership or control of voting stock of a savings association or a savings and loan holding company acquired in connection with the underwriting of securities if such stock is held only for such period of time (not exceeding 120 days unless extended by the Office) as will permit the sale thereof on a reasonable basis; and
(b) Any trust (other than a pension, profit-sharing, stockholders', voting or business trust) which directly or indirectly controls a savings association if such trust by its terms must terminate within 25 years or not later than 21 years and 10 months after the death of individuals living on the effective date of the trust, and:
(1) Was in existence and was directly or indirectly in control of a savings association on June 26, 1967, or
(2) Is a testamentary trust; and
(c) A bank holding company that is registered under, and subject to, the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, or any company directly or indirectly controlled by such company (other than a savings association).