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institutions, and shall be used also for approval under 563.22 and 571.5 of this Chapter

141 Hp)4 This information filing shall be used to claim that a reorganization is exempt from prior written approval of the Corporation under $574.3 (C)(1)(i).

151 Votice Form 1173. Parts d and B This form shall be used for all notices filed under $ 574.31b) regarding the acquisition of control of an insured institutos by any person or persons not cinsinuating a company

(L) Filing requirements. -11) ippicolaons. Any application required or proviucd for by a company shall be f.!.0 with the Corporauon as follows: Where an application is not eligible to be processed under delegated authority urder | 574.81a), the company shall transmit three complete cupies including exhibits and othe: pertinent papers and doc_acts to the Office of the Secretaridi Federai Home Loan Bank Board. Washington DC. 20552. with one Copy indicated "Altenhon. Secretarial, Records Copy" a second copy indicated

Artertion Office of Examinations and Supervision." and a third copy indicaled

siteoiion Office of General Counsel. Corporate and Secunties Division," and stall transmit a fourth complete copy including exhibits and other pertinent papers and documents to the Principal Supervisory Agent of the district in which the insured institution or institutions involved in the acquisitions hare their home offices. At least one copy of the application filed with each ncted office shall be manuelly signed L'nsigned copies shall be conformed. Where a company believes its application is eligible to be processed under delegated authority under $59.8a), the company shall file only Iwo copies with the Secretanat, with Chie copy indicated "Atterhon: Secretariat Records Copy" and a second copy ind.cated Attention: Office of Examinations and Super ision." and shall transmitino copies with the Principal Supervisory Agent and shall also transmil, together with all copies of its appucation, a briel Summary of the proposed transaction including a statement as to why the coripany asserts the application may be processed under delegated authority, including an affirmative statement that nune of the factors specified in $5745al(1) which would preclude action under delegated authority are present Such statement shall be clearly lateled Statement Regarding Eligibility lor Processing Under Delegated Ruthorily." the company subsequently becomes aware of additional information or changed circumstances

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which would alter the eligibility of the application for processing under delegated authonly, the company shall promptly so advise the Principal Supervisory Agent in writing. An applicant shall also comply with section 7A of the Clayton Aci (15 U.S.C. 18A) and regulations issued thereunder (Parts 801. 802. and 303 of title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations).

(2) H. (e) 4. Informatior filing Any information filing required to be made to claim that a reorganization is exempt from prior written approval of the Corporation under $ 574.3(c)(1)(11) shall be filed with the Office of the Secretariat, Federal Home Loan Barik Boa:d. Washington. D.C. 20552, with one copy indicated "AltensionSecretariet. Records Copy," a second copy indicated "Attention: Office of General Counsel. Corpora:e and Securites Division, and a third cop: filed with the appropriale Principal Supervisory Agent for the institution to be acquired. Such o filing shall be clearly labeled "H-(e)4 Information Filing."

(3) Notice Any police required to be filed by a person or persons shall be filed with the Corporation as follows: Where a notice is not eligible to be processed under delegated authority pursuant to $ 574.8(a), the person shall iransmit three complete copies of the notice, including exhibits and other pertinent papers and documents, to be filed with the Office of the Secretariat. Federal Home Loan Bank Board. Washington, D.C. 20552. with one copy indicated "Altention: Secretariat, Records Copy." a second copy indicated "Attention: Office of Examinations and Supervision." and a third copy indicated "Attention: Office of General Counsel. Corporate and Securities Division." and shall transmit a fourth complete copy of the application and exhibits filed with the appropriate Principal Supervisory Agent

Al least one copy of the notice filed
with each noted office shall be manually
sigr.ed. Where a person believes his
notice is eligible to be processed under
delegated authority under $574.8(a), the
person shall file only two copies with
the Secretariat, with one copy indicated
“Atten:ion: Secretariat. Records Copy."
and a second copy indicated "Attention:
Office of Examinations and
Supervision." and shall transmit two
copies to the Prir.cipal Supervisory
Agent and shall also transmit, together
with all copies of his notice, a brief
summary of the proposed transaction
including a statement as to why the
person asserts the notice may be
processed under delegated authority.
including an affirmative statement that

none of the factors specified in
$574.8/2)(1):shich would precludo
action uncler delegated authority are
present. Such stalement shall be clearly
labelled "Statement Regarding
Eligibilis for Processing Under
Delegated Authoriy" li the person
subsequently becomes aware of
additional inlormation or changed
circumstances which would alter the
eligibility of the notice for processing
under deiesaled authonty, the person
shail prompily so advise the Principal
Supervisory Agent in writing In
addition in the case of a notice not
delegaled to the Principal Supervisory
Agent under 574.8{a), an acquiror filing
a notice of the acqusition of a state.
chartered institution shall file an
additional copy with the Oifice o!
Secretanat indicated "Attention: Office
of Examinations and Supervision State
Supervisor Copy" Where such a notice
may be processed under delegated
authority under $574.8{a), the extra
copy shall be filed with the Principal
Supervisory Agent, indicated. "Siate
Supervisor Copy."

(4) Amendment. Any acquiror may amend an application or notice or file additional supporting information upon request of the Supervisory Agent or the Corporation or upon its own initiative.

(5) Rebuttal filing. In order to apply to rebut a determination or presumption pursuant to 574.4(e) of this part, three copies, one of which shell be manually signed, shall be submitted to the Office of the Secretariat; Fede: al Home Loan Bank Board. Washington, DC 20552. with one copy indicated Attention: Secretariat. Records Copy." a second copy indicated "Allention Office of Examinations and Supervision." and a third copy indicated "Attention: Office of Gene:al Counsel Corporate and Securities Division." and one copy shall be uansmitted to the appropriate Principal Supervisory Agen!

(€) Sa'e harbor filing. In order to qualify for the sole harbor under $ 574 4. a cerufication Tust be filed Selling forth ihe information required by $574 117). Three copies one of which shall be manually sigted shall be submitted to the Office of the Secretarial. Federal Po Loan Dana Board Washing!on. DC 20552. with one copy indicated Ai ention Secretariat. Records Copy;" a second copy indicated "Altenison Olice of General Counsel. Corporate und Sccunities Division and a third copy indicated "Attention Oilice of Examinators and Supervision", and one copy s2!! be transmitted to the appropriate Principal Supervisory Agent.

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(7) Certification Certifications required by $ 574.5(a) shall be filed in the same manner as a safe harbor filing unde: paragraph (b)(6) of this section

(8) Reports of loans Reports of loans required by $574.5(b) she be filed in the same manner as a safe harbor filing under paragraph (b)(6) of this section.

(9) Reports on pledges. hypothecations and liquidations. Reports of pledges. hypothecations and liquidation transactions required by $574.3(c)(1)(ui) shall be filed in the same manner as a sale-harbor filing under paragraph (b)(6) of this section.

(c) Sufficiency and waiver.

(1) An application or notice filed pursuant to 5574.3(a) or 574.3(b) shall not be deemed sufficient unless it includes all of the information required by the form prescribed by the Corporation and this Part, including a complete description of the acquiror's proposed plan for acquisition of control whether pursuant to one or more transactions, and any additional relevant information as the Corporation may require by written request to the applicant Unless an application or notice specifically indicates otherwise. the application or notice shall be considered to pertain to acquisition of 100 percent of an insured institution's voting stock. Where an application or notice pertains to a lesser amount of stock. the Corporation may condition its approval or non-disapproval to apply only to such amount. in which case additional acquisitions may be made only by amendment to the acquiror's application or tice and Corporation approval or non-disapproval thereof, Failure by an applicant to respond completely to a written request by the Corporation or its delegate for additional information within 30 calendar days of the date of such request may be deemed to constitute withdrawal of the application or notice, or may be treated as grounds for denial of an application or issuance of a notice of disapproval of a notice.

12) The period for Corporation review of any proposed acquisition will commence upon receipt by the Corporation of a notice or application deemed sufficient under paragraph (c)(1) of this section. The Corporation shall noof an acquiror within 10 business days after the close of the public comment period specified in paragraph (e) of this section as to whether an application or notice is deemed sufficient. The Corporation also shall nonly an acquiror within 10 business days after the timely filing of any additional information furnished in response to a specific request by the Corporation as to whether the

application or notice is thereby deemed to be sufficient If the Corporation fails to noniy an acquiror within such times. the application or notice shall be deemed to be sufficient as of the expiration of such 10 day period. except that where an acquiror requests a waiver of required information, the application or notice shall not be deemed to be sufficient until the waiver is granted

(3) After additional information has been requested and supplied, the Corporation may request additional information only with respect to matters derived from or prompted by information already furnished, or information of a material nature that was not reasonably available from the acquiror, was concealed, or pertains to developments subsequent to the time of the Corporation's initial request for additional information. With regard to information of a material nature that was not reasonably available from the acquiror or was concealed at the time a notice was deemed to be sufficient or which pertains to developments subsequent to the time a notice was deemed to be sufficient, the Corporation, at its option, may request such additional information as it considers necessary, or may deem the notice not to be sufficient until such additional information is furnished and cause the review period to commence again in its entirety upon receipt of such additional information.

(i) The 80-day period for Corporation review of a notice deemed to be sufficient also may be extended by the Corporation for up to 30 days,

(ii) The period for Corporation review of a notice may be further extended if the Corporation determines that any acquiring party has not furnished all of the information required by the Corporation or any material information submitted is substantially inaccurate.

(11) In the case of an application or notice that is not eligible for processing under delegated authority by the Principal Supervisory Agent pursuant to $574 8(a), actions by the PSA or his delegate shall not commence any of the periods described in this paragraph (c) for review

(4) With respect to an H-(e)4 information filing, the General Counsel shall have 30 days after receipt of a filing deemed sufficient to disapprove the assertion that the company qualifies for the exemplion provided in $574.310)(1)(ii). Alter the expiration of such 30-day period without response from the General Counsel, the filing shall be deemed to be approved.

(5) The Corporation may waive any requirements of this subsection

determined to be unnecessary by the Corporation upon the written request of an acquiring person. or in a supervisory case

(d) Publication (1) An acquiror shall publish a notification as provided in this section within 10 calendar days after filing an application under $5743a) or notice under $ 574.3(b), and shell nada copy of the notification to the institution whose stock is sought to be acquired. Publication shall be made in the business section of a newpaper printed in the English languege in: (i) the community in which the home office of the insured institution is located, and li) if applicable, the community in which the home office of the largest subsidiary insured institution of the acquiror is located. If it is determined that the primary languege of a significant number of adult residents of either community is a language other than English, the acquiror may be required to publish the notification simultaneously in the appropriate languege(s).

(2) Notice published pursuant to this paragraph (d) shall be published in a manner that is conspicuous to the average reader and shall be made in substantially the following form: Notice of Filing of Application or Notice for Acquisition of an lorurod Lostitution

This is to inform the public that under

574.3 of the Federal Home Loan Berk Board Regulations for Acquisitions of Insured Institutions (Acquirori bas filed an (application/nolice) with the Federal Saving and Loan Insurance Corporation for permission to acquire control of insured institution), located in llocotron. on (date of filing)

Anyone may write in favor of or protest against the application and in so doing may submit auch information as he deems relevant Copies of all submissions must be sent to the Principal Supervisory Agent Federal Home Loan Bank of (give name and address) and in the case of applications or notices not delegated to the Principa! Supervisory Agent under $574.81a). three copies to the Office of the Secretanat Federal Home Loan Bank Board Washington DC. 20552. with one copy indicated "Attention Secreteriat Records Copy second copy indicated "Attention Otice of General Counsel. Corporate and Secunties Division and a third copy indicated "Attention Office of Exemaations and Supervision within 20 calendar days of the publication of this notification An additional 20 calendar days to submit comments may be obtained upon a showing o good cause of a written request is received by the Principe! Supervisory Agent within the initial 20-day period.

You may inspect the non-confidental portion of the application/notice and nonconfidential portions of all comments filed at the Federal Home Loan Bank of -land

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in the case of applications and notices not delegated to the Principal Supersisory Agent, by contacting the Information Services Section Office of the Secretariat Federal Home Loan Bank Board. Washington, DC 20552 1 you have any questions concerning these procedures. contact the Federal Home Loan Bank ola()

- land the t:formation Services Section at (203)

(3) Promptly after publication, the acquiror shall transmit copies of each notice and a publisher's affidavit of publication to the Office of Examinations and Supervision and to the Principal Supervisory Agent of the district in which the insured institutions involved in the acquisition have their bome offices. In addition, where an insured institution to be acquired (including a holding company thereof) has securities registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. one copy of the notice also shall be transmitted to the Office of General Counsel. Corporale and Securities Division.

(4) Notice shall be provided to the appropriate state supervisor and to persons whose request for announcements under 563e 6 of this subchapter have been received in time for such notification, these notices shall be in addition to legal notification as set forth in paragraph (d)(1) of this section. Any other persons who might have an interest in the application or notice may also be notified.

(5) Disclosure of any part of an application or notice shall be made only in compliance with paragraph (n) of this section

le) Public comment. Comments by the public shall be submitted only as provided in this paragraph or as requested by the Corporation. Within 20 calendar days of the date of publication (or 10 calendar days after such date if an extension is requested in writing within the initial 30-day period). anyone may file comments in lavor or in protest of the application or notice, and in so doing may submit such information as be deemed relevant. Comments received after the comment period, unverified accusations, or materials that the submitter is unwilling to have disclosed to the acquiror. shall not be part of the record and shall not be considered by the Corporation Comments shall be filed in the manner and in the locations provided in paragraph (b) of this section for the application or notice to which the comments pertain.

(1) Disclosure. (1) Public disclosure shall be made of any portion of an application or notice, other filing or public comment made under this section for which confidential treatment is not

requested in accordance with this
paragraph, and shall be made of other
portions of an application, notice, other
filing or public comment in accordance
with paragraph (012) of this section, the
provisions of the Freedom of
In:ormation Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Part
505 and 505a of this Chapter. Applicants
and other submitters should provide
confidential and non-confidential
versions of their filings, as described in

574.61012) and (3) in order to facilitate
this process.

(2) Any person who submits any
information or causes or permits any
information to be submitted to the
Corporation pursuant to this part may
request that the Corporation afford
confidential treatment under the
Freedom of Information Act to such
information for reasons of personal
privacy or business confidentiality.
(which shall include such information
that would be deemed to result in the
commencement of a tender offer under
1 240.14d-2 of title 17 of the Code of
Federal Regulations), or for any other
reason permitted by Federal law. Such
request for confidentiality must be made
and justified in accordance with
paragraph (0(6) at the time of filing, and
must, to the extent practicable, identify
with specificity the information for
which confidential treatment may be
available and not merely indicate
portions of documents or entire
documents in which such information is
contained. Failure to specifically
identify information for which
confidential treatment is requested may
be a basis for denial of the request. In
addition, the filing party should take all
steps reasonably necessary to ensure, as
nearly as practicable, that at the time
the information is first received by the
Corporation (1) it is supplied segregated
from information for which confidential
treatment is not being requested. (ii) it is
appropriately marked as confidential,
and (iii) it is accompanied by a written
request for confidential treatment which
identifies with specificity the
information as to which confidential
treatment is requested. Any such
request must be substantiated in
accordance with paragraph (016).

(3) All documents wbich contain
information for which a request for
confidential treatmeni is made or the
appropriate segregable portions thereof
shall be marked by the person
submitting the records with a prominent
stamp. typed legend, or other suitable
form of notice on each page or
segregable portion of each page, stating
"Confidential Treatment Requested by
(name)." V such marking is
impracticable under the circumstances,
a cover sheet prominently marked

"Confidential Treatment Requested 5: Iname]" should be securely altache: 10 each group of records submitted for which confidential weatment is requested. Each of the records transmitted in this manner should be individually marked with an idenung number and code so that they are separately identifiable.

(4) A determination as to the valid of any request for confidential treatmay be made when request for disclosure of the information under to Freedom of Information Act is recere or at any time prior therelo. Five business days notice will be provides !0 the filing party is the Corporation receives a request for the information under the Freedom of Information A and determines to disclose material fo: which confidential treatment has bee: requested.

(5) Substantiation of a request for confidential treatment shall consist o' a slatement setting forth, to the extent appropriate or necessary for the determination of the request for confidential treatment the following information regarding the request:

(i) The reasons. concisely stated a : referring to specific exemplive provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, why the informatos should be withheld from access unde: the Freedom of Information Act;

(ii) The applicability of any specific statutory or regulatory provisions ush govern or may gover the treatmen of the information:

(iii) The existence and applicab; of any prior determination by the Corporation. Other Federal agencies c: a court, concerning confidential treatment of the information:

(iv) The adverse consequences to . business enterprise, financial or otherwise, that would result from disclosure of confidential commercia, or financial information, including ary adverse effect on the business competitive position:

(v) The measures taken by the business to protect the confidential of the commercial or financial informa in question and of similar information prior to and after, its submission 1.*? Corporation:

(vi) The ease or difficulty of a competitor's obtaining or cor.piline: commercial or financial information

(vi) Whether commercial or fica:: 1 information was voluntarily submited to the Corporation, and, if so, whether and how disclosure of the information would tend to impede the availabili? of similar information to the Corporat:03:

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requesi fur confider:ial treamen shodd le aflorded confidential treatment,

(1x) The amount of tune afier the consummation the proposed acquisition for which the information should remais conlidential and a justification thereot.

(x! Such additional facts and such legal and other authorities as the requesting person may consider appropriate

(8) Supervisory coses. The provisions of paragraphs (d). (e) and in othus section may be waived by the Corporation in connection with a transaction approved by the Corporation for supervisory reasons.

(h) Notification of Sicle supervisor Upon receiving a notice relating to the acquisition of control of a state chartered insured institution, the Corporation shall forward a copy of the nouce to the appropriate siate savings and loan association supervisory agency, and shall allow 30 days within which the views and recommendations of such State supervisory agency may be submitted. The Corporation shall give due consideratior to the views and recommendations of such State agency in determining whether to disapprove any proposed acquisicion Notwithstanding the provisions of this paragraph, if the Corporation determines that it must act immediately upon any notice of a proposed acquisition in order to prevent the probable failure of the institution involved in the proposed acquisition, the Corporation may dispense with the requirement of this paragraph or, if a copy of the notice is forwarded to the State supervisory agency, the Corporation may request that the views and recommendations of such State supervisory agency be submitted immediately in any form or by any means acceptable to the Corporation $574.7 Determination by the corporation.

(a) Acquisition by a company. The Corporation shall approve an application by any company other than a savings and loan holding company to acquire control of one insured institution unless it determines that the criteria ser forth in paragraph (c) of this section are not met

(b) Acquisition by a savings and loan holding company. The Corporation shall not approve an acquisition by a savings and loan holding company to acquire control of an insured instituuon, or by any other company to acquire control of more than one insured institution except in accordance with paragraph (c) of this section. Belore approving any such acquisition, the Corporation or its

delegate shall request from the Attorney General and consider any rep077 rendered within 30 days of such request on the competitive factors involved.

(c) Application criteria The Corporation may dery an application by a company to acquse an isured ins:tution of the Corporation finds that the financial and manager:al resources and future prospects of the company and institution involved wculd be detrimental to the institution or the insurance risk of the Corporation or u the acquiror fails or refuses to furnish information requested by the Corporation or its delegate. In connection with applications filed pursuant to $574.6(a)(2) and (3) of this Part the Corporation will also consider the convenience and needs of the community to be served. Moreover, the Corporation shall not approve any proposed acquisition

(1) Which would result in a monopoly, or which would be in furtherance of any combination or conspiracy to monopolize or to ellenpt to monopolize the savings and loan business in any part of the United States, or

(2) The effect of which on any section of the country may be substantially to lessen competion, or tend to create a monopoly, or wbich in any other manner would be in reseaint of trade, unless the Corporation finds that the anticompetitive effects of the proposed acquisition are clearly outweighed in the public interest by the probable effect of the acquisition in meeting the convenience and needs of the community to be served.

(d) Nonce criteria. In making its determination whether to disapprove a notice, the Corporation may disapprove any proposed acquisition, if the Corporation determines that

(1) The proposed acquisition of control would result in a monopoly or would be in furtherance of any combination or conspiracy to monopolize or to attempt to monopolize the savings and loan business in any part of the United States:

(2) The effect of the proposed acquisition of control in any section of the country may be substantially 10 lessen competition or to tend to create a monopoly or the proposed acquisition of cond would in any othe

manner be in restraint of trade, and the anticompetitive effects of the proposed acquisition of control are not clearly outweighed in the public interest by the probable effect of the transaction in meeting the convenience and needs of the community to be served:

(3) The financial condition of the acquiring person is such as might jeopardize the financial stability of the

institution or prejudice the interests of the depositors of the irostitution

(4) The competence experience or integrity of the acquring person or any of the proposed management personnel indicates that it would not be in the interests of the depositors of the insztu on the Corporalca. or the public to permit such person to control the institution, or

(5) The acquiring perssa lails or refuses to fu tuish information requested by the Corpora uon or its celegate

(el Failure to discprroie o nouce II upon expiration of the 60-day review penod of any notice deemed to be sufficient fied pursuant to $ 574.6(C) or exter.sion thereof, the Corporation bas failed to disapprove a proposed acquisiuon may take place Pruided that it is corsummated within one year and in accordance with the te. Ta and representations in the notice and that there is no ma erial change in circumstances prior to the acquisition

(n Disapproval of a notice. Within three business days after its deasion to disapprove a notice, the Corporation or its delegate shall notify the acquiror in wtiung of the disapproval. Such noufication shall include a statement of the grounds therelor and a statement that the acquiror within 20 days of the receipt of such nctice of disapproval may, if the disapproval was issued by the Principal Supervisory Agent pursuant to delegaled authority, request review of sucb disapproval by the Corporation pursuant to $574.8{a}(4). or. if such review is denied, or the disapproval issued by the Corporation may within 10 days of receipt of the notice of disapproval or notice of the Corporation's decision not to review the denial, request an administrative hearing under paragraph (4) of the Control Act.

(8) Presumptive disqualifiers.1) Integrity factors. The following factors shall give rise to a rebuttable presumption that an acquiror may fail to satisfy the managerial resources and future prospects tests of paragraph (c) of this section or the integrity test of paragraph (d)(4) of this section:

(i) During the 10 year period immediately preceding filing of the application or notice. criminal civil or administrative judgments, consents or orders, and any indictments, formal investigations, examinations, or civil or administrative proceedings (excluding routine or customary audits, inspections and investigations) that terminated in any agreements, undertakings, consents or orders, issued against, entered into by, or involving the acquiror or affiliates of the acquiror by any federal or state

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court, any department, agency. or commission of the U.S. Government, any stale or municipality, any Federal Home Loan Bank. any self-regulatory trade or professional organization, or any foreign government or governmental ently. which involve

(A) Fraud, moral turpitude, dishonesty, breach of trust or fiduciary duties organized crime or rucketeering:

(B) Violation of securities or commodities laws or regulations.

(C) Violation of depository institution laws or regulations:

(D) Violation of housing authority laws or regulations:

(E) Violation of the rules, regulations. cudes of conduct or ethics of a selfregulatory trade or professional organization:

(ii) Denial. or withdrawal after receipt os formal or informal notice of an intent to deny be the acquiror or affiliates of the acquiror, of

(A) Any application relating to the organization of a financial institution. (B) an application to acquire any financial institution or holding company thereof under the Savings and Loan Holding Company Act or the Bank Holding Company Act or otherwise. (C) a notice relating to a change in control of any of the foregoing under the Change in Savings and Loan Control Act or the Change in Bank Control Act: or (D) an application or notice under a state holding company or change in control statute

(11) The acquiror or affiliates of the acquiror were placed in receit ership or conser atorship during the preceding 10 years or any management official of the acquiror was a management official or director of a company or insured institution which entered receivership or conservatorship. was placed in a management consigment program. or was liquidated during his tenure or within two years thereafter

(iv) Felony conviction of the acquiror. an affiliate of the acquiror or a management official of the acquiror or an affiliate of the acquiror,

(v) Knowingly making any written or oral statement to the Corporation (or its delezale) in connection with an application, notice or other filing under this Part that is false or misleading with respect to a material fact or omits to stale matenal (act with respect to information furnished or requested in connection with such an application. notice or other filing,

(vi) Acquisition and retention at the time of submission of an application or notice. of stock in the insured institution by the acquiror in violation of 574.3 or its predecessor sections.

(2) Financial lcctors. The following shull give rise to a rebuttable presumption that an acquiror may fail to satisfy the financial-resources and future prospects tests of paragraph (c) of this section or the financial condition test of paragraph (d)(3) of this section:

(i) Lability for amounts of debt which. in the opinion of the Corporation, creale excessive risks of de!ault and pressure on the insured institution to be acquired:

(ii) Failure to furnish a business plan or furnishing a business plan projecting activities which are inconsistent with economical home financing. 574.8 Delegations of authority.

(a) Actions by the Principal Supervisory Agent.--11) Approval. The Principal Supervisory Agent is authorized to grant approval of any application filed under $574.3(a) of this Part or issue a statement of intent not to disapprove a notice filed under $574 3(b) of this part. Provided that the following conditions are met:

(i) Neither the acquiror nor the insured institution to be acquired, or any affiliate of either. is required under the Secunties Exchange Act of 1934. 15 U.S.C. 78-78jj, and Part 563d of this Chapter, to make a filing with the Board under any of the following regulations in connection with the transaction in which the acquisition would occur.

(A) Rule 13e-3. 17 CFR 240.13e-3 (for "going private transactions):

(B) Rule 13e 4, 17 CFR 210.13e 4 (for tender offers by an issuer for its own stock):

(C) Regulation 14A. 17 CFR 240.148-1 through 210.14a-101 (for solicitation of proxies):

(D) Regulation 14C. 17 CFR 240 140-1 through 240.14c-101 (for distribution of information statements in lieu of solicitation of proxies), or

(E) Regulations 14D or 14E. 17 CFR 240.14d-1 through 240.141-1 (for tender offers):

(ii) The acquisition is not opposed by the institution to be acquired or contested by another prospective acquiror,

lin) The application or notice does not raise a significant issue of law or policy: and

liv) Where the acquiror is a company. the company is willing to agree in writing that:

(A) It will ensure that its subsidiary insured institution shall have, at the end of each calendar quarter, net worth at least equal to the amount that may be required pursuant to $ 563.13 of this Chapter, and that where necessary, the company will infuse additional equity capital in a form satisfactory to the Supervisory Agent and sufficient to

effect compliance with such undertaking: Provided that where a company proposes to acquire less than 50 per cent of the voting stock of an insured institution, such company agrees to the foregoing net worth maintenance undertaking on a pro rola basis according to its percentage ownership of the insured institution's voting stock and

(B) The company will service its debt without receiving dividends from the acquired insured institution subsidiary in excess of 50 percent of the subsidiary's net income per year on a cumulative basis, and will not receive dividends from the insured institution in excess of that amount, unless waised by the Supervisory Agent (1) on supervisory grounds; (2) in cases where the assets of the institution to be acquired will constitute less than five percent of the assets of the insured subsidiary institution(s) of the acquiring company for acquisitions by savings and loan holding companies that have not agreed to restrict the dividends received from or guarantee the net worth of its subsidiary insured institution(s).

(2) Denial. The Principal Supervisor Agent is authorized to disapprove any application or notice that he is authorized to approve or for which he is authorized to issue a statement of intent not to disapprove under paragraph (a)!1) of this section. Such disapproval shall be in writing, shall set forth with specificity the basis for the denial or disapproval and shall be furnished promptly to the acquiror.

(3) Other actions. For notices filed pursuant to $574.3(b) of this part and applications filed pursuant to 574.3: a) of this part, which may be approved under paragraph (a) of this section, the Principal Supervisory Agent may take the following actions:

(i) Any action regarding publication provided for in 574.6(d) of this part:

(ii) A determination that an application or notice is sufficient or requiring additional information under $574.6(C)(1) of this part:

(iii) Extensions of the review period under $574 6(c)(3)() of this part for up to 30 days:

(iv) A grant or denial of a request for waiver of certified financial statements for an acquiror's proprietary interes's required in connection with notice filed under 574 3(b) of this part: Providec. that the acquiror providers the follou ing substitute information: (A) A statement supporting the acquiror's contention that production of such certified financial statements is unduly burdensome; (B) tables setting forth (1) the acquiror's percent of interest in the insured

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