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2014 Florida Statutes

F.S. 655.948
655.948 Significant events; notice required.
(1) Unless exempted by the office pursuant to subsection (4), every financial institution shall notify the office of the occurrence of any of the events listed in subsection (2) by filing with the office a disclosure in a form to be specified by the commission. The form shall include the number and caption of all applicable events, along with a summary of each. Completed forms shall be certified for authenticity and accuracy by the chief executive officer of the financial institution.
(2) Events for which disclosure forms must be filed and the filing schedule for each are as follows:
(a) To be disclosed within 30 days of the occurrence of the event:
1. The addition, resignation, or termination of a director, executive officer, independent internal auditor, or independent credit review officer;
2. The acquisition or divestiture of an asset or assets the value of which exceeds 20 percent of capital as of the date of the most recent call report. Any assets listed in s. 657.042(1) or s. 658.67(1) are excluded from such disclosure requirements;
3. Any change in general counsel or outside auditors who are used to certify financial statements;
4. Any interruption of fidelity insurance coverage;
5. Any credit extension to an executive officer and his or her related interests that, when aggregated with the amount of all other extensions of credit to that executive officer and his or her related interests, exceeds 15 percent of the capital accounts of the financial institution;
6. Any suspected criminal act perpetrated against a financial institution, subsidiary, or service corporation. However, no liability shall be incurred by any financial institution, subsidiary, service corporation, or financial institution-affiliated party as a result of making a good faith effort to fulfill this disclosure requirement; or
7. The acquisition or divestiture of a wholly owned or majority owned subsidiary or service corporation.
(b) Every financial institution shall notify the office within 30 days of the existence of any asset which is defined as a nonaccrual asset and which is in excess of 15 percent of total assets.
(3) A financial institution which fails to file a disclosure form within 30 days after the occurrence shall be subject to the fines provided in s. 655.041.
(4) The office shall exempt a financial institution from any of the provisions of this section if the office determines that such financial institution is operating in a safe and sound manner pursuant to commission rules relating to safe and sound operations. The commission shall adopt rules defining the term “safe and sound” and explicitly stating the criteria that constitute operating in a safe and sound manner. Notwithstanding this subsection:
(a) All newly chartered financial institutions are subject to the requirements of subsections (1) and (2) for 3 years.
(b) All financial institutions must notify the office within 30 days of any civil investigation or any civil or administrative proceeding initiated by a county or municipality against the financial institution or its subsidiary or service corporation. No liability may be incurred by a financial institution, subsidiary, service corporation, or financial institution-affiliated party as a result of making a good faith effort to fulfill this disclosure requirement.
History.s. 218, ch. 92-303; s. 7, ch. 93-111; s. 532, ch. 97-102; s. 2, ch. 99-138; s. 1737, ch. 2003-261; s. 128, ch. 2005-2; s. 16, ch. 2014-91.