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WVC 31 A- 7 - 7 §31A-7-7. Reorganization, purchase, merger or consolidation of and by financial institutions; conversion of national bank to state bank; obligations remain effective.
Subject to the other provisions of this section, in any voluntary or involuntary proceeding to liquidate a financial institution for which a receiver has been appointed under this article, such institution, with the written consent of the commissioner, may reorganize, reclaim possession of its assets and continue in business.

Any financial institution may at any time, but only with the approval of the West Virginia board of banking and financial institutions in the case of a state banking institution and with the approval of the commissioner in the case of all other financial institutions, purchase the business and assets and assume the liabilities of or merge or consolidate with another like financial institution. With the approval of the West Virginia board of banking and financial institutions and in compliance with all applicable laws of this state and the United States, any state banking institution may purchase the business and assets and assume the liabilities of a national banking association or merge or consolidate with a national banking association to form a resulting state bank, the terms and conditions of any such assumption, purchase, merger or consolidation to be first approved by the board. With the approval of the West Virginia board of banking and financial institutions and in compliance with all applicable laws of this state and the United States, a national banking association may convert into a state bank. After any such purchase, merger or consolidation, no other association or corporation may take or use the name of any financial institution participating in such purchase, merger or consolidation.

Unless in conflict with a law of the United States of America, at the completion of any purchase, merger or consolidation permitted by this section and whether such financial institution is organized under the laws of this state or of the United States, the purchasing, merged or consolidated institution is substituted by operation of law in the place and stead of each of the participating financial institutions in all fiduciary relationships, titles, properties, offices, appointments, rights, powers, duties, obligations and liabilities of each participating financial institution as trustee, agent, executor, administrator, guardian, depository, registrar, transfer agent or other fiduciary and every other capacity, office or position of each of the participating financial institutions is by operation of law vested in and devolved upon the purchasing, merged or consolidated institution. Such purchasing, merged or consolidated institution shall take, receive, accept, hold, administer and discharge all grants, gifts, bequests, devises, conveyances, trusts, powers and appointments made by deed, deed of trust, will, agreement, order of court or otherwise to, in favor of or in the name of any such participating institution, whether made, executed or entered before or after such purchase, merger or consolidation and whether to vest or become effective before or after such purchase, merger or consolidation, as fully and to the same effect as if the purchasing, merged or consolidated institution had been named in such deed, deed of trust, will, agreement, order or other instrument instead of such participating institution. All acts taken or performed in its own name or in the name of or in behalf of any financial institution participating in any such purchase, merger or consolidation by any purchasing, merged or consolidated institution as trustee, agent, executor, administrator, guardian, depository, registrar, transfer agent or other fiduciary are as good, valid and effective as if this section had been applicable thereto at the time of such taking or performance.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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