2015 ORS 732.614¹
Effect of conversion

(1) Upon the effective date of a conversion, the membership interests of all members of the converting mutual insurer, whether or not eligible members, shall be extinguished, and the eligible members of the converting mutual insurer shall be entitled to receive the consideration described in ORS 732.612 (Consideration for membership interest in converting or reorganizing mutual insurer) in accordance with the plan.

(2) A converting mutual insurer becomes a stock insurer on the effective date of the conversion. The amended or restated articles of incorporation of the converting mutual insurer shall be filed with the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services and shall become effective on the effective date of the conversion. The certificate of authority of the converting mutual insurer shall be amended by the director on the effective date of the conversion.

(3) A converted stock insurer continues the corporate existence of the converting mutual insurer. Except as provided in the plan, the conversion does not annul, modify or change any existing license or other authority or any of the existing civil actions, rights, contracts or liabilities of the converting mutual insurer. All property, debts and choses in action and every other interest belonging to the converting mutual insurer before the conversion are retained by the converted stock insurer without further action needed. On and after the effective date of the conversion, the converted stock insurer shall exercise all rights and powers and perform all duties conferred or imposed by law upon insurers writing the classes of insurance written by the converted stock insurer, shall retain the rights and contracts of the converting mutual insurer existing immediately before the conversion and shall be subject to all obligations and liabilities of the converting mutual insurer existing immediately before the conversion, subject to the terms of the plan.

(4) Notwithstanding subsections (2) and (3) of this section, the conversion may be carried out through any other method described in the plan and approved by the director.

(5) Unless otherwise specified in the plan, the directors and officers of the converting mutual insurer shall serve as directors and officers of the converted stock insurer until new directors and officers are elected.

(6) The provisions of this section apply to the conversion of the converting mutual insurer whether or not the conversion is part of a reorganization. [1997 c.771 §7]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 732—Organization and Corporate Procedures of Domestic Insurers; Regulation of Insurers Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors732.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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