2017 ORS 732.618¹
Reorganization involving organization of mutual holding company
  • subsidiaries

(1) Upon the effective date of a reorganization involving the organization of a mutual holding company, the membership interests of all members of the converting mutual insurer, whether or not such members are eligible members, shall be merged into the mutual holding company. Consequently, the members of the converting mutual insurer shall become members of the mutual holding company, and the membership interests of the members of the converting mutual insurer shall become membership interests in the mutual holding company. Upon the effective date of the reorganization, the membership interests of all members of the converting mutual insurer shall be extinguished. Any owner of one or more policies of insurance, other than a policy of reinsurance, issued by the converted stock insurer after the effective date of the conversion and, if set forth in an order of the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, any owner of one or more policies of insurance, other than a policy of reinsurance, issued by any other insurer that is a direct or indirect subsidiary of the mutual holding company after the effective date of the reorganization becomes a member of the mutual holding company.

(2) The articles of incorporation of the mutual holding company shall be filed with the director and shall become effective at the time specified in the plan. Any intermediate stock holding company and any subsidiary of an intermediate stock holding company shall be organized at the time or times set forth in the plan.

(3) Upon the effective date of a reorganization involving the organization of a mutual holding company either:

(a) All outstanding shares of capital stock of the converted stock insurer must be issued to the mutual holding company; or

(b) All outstanding shares of capital stock of the intermediate stock holding company must be issued to the mutual holding company.

(4) If there is no intermediate stock holding company, the mutual holding company shall own at all times after the effective date of the reorganization a majority of the outstanding shares of voting capital stock of the converted stock insurer and a majority of the total value of all outstanding shares of capital stock of the converted stock insurer. Subject to such requirement of share ownership by the mutual holding company in this subsection, shares of capital stock of the converted stock insurer may be issued by the converted stock insurer or may be sold or otherwise transferred by the mutual holding company.

(5) If there is an intermediate stock holding company, the mutual holding company shall own at all times after the effective date of the reorganization a majority of the outstanding shares of voting capital stock of the intermediate stock holding company and a majority of the total value of all outstanding shares of capital stock of the intermediate stock holding company. At all times after the effective date of the reorganization, the intermediate stock holding company shall own, either directly or through a wholly owned subsidiary, all outstanding shares of capital stock of the converted stock insurer. Subject to such requirement of share ownership by the mutual holding company and any intermediate stock holding company in this subsection, shares of capital stock of the intermediate stock holding company may be issued by the intermediate stock holding company or may be sold or otherwise transferred by the mutual holding company.

(6) After the effective date of the reorganization, the mutual holding company must at all times have the direct or indirect power to cast at least a majority of the votes for the election of directors of:

(a) The converted stock insurer; and

(b) The intermediate stock holding company, if any.

(7) As part of the plan of reorganization or in a separate transaction after the effective date of the reorganization, a mutual holding company may organize or acquire one or more direct or indirect subsidiaries to conduct noninsurance business or businesses. The subsidiaries may be affiliated with the converted stock insurer or any intermediate stock holding company.

(8) Unless otherwise specified in the plan, the directors and officers of the converting mutual insurer shall serve as directors and officers of the mutual holding company, any intermediate stock holding company and any subsidiary of an intermediate stock holding company until new directors and officers are elected. [1997 c.771 §9]

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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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