Before any society for savings or savings society incorporated on or after January 1, 1968, may do business in this state, its incorporators shall establish and create out of their individual resources pro rata a guaranty fund. The fund shall be for the protection of its depositors against losses upon its loans and investments, whether arising from depreciation in the market value of its securities or otherwise, and for expenses of organization and of the first year's operations. The guaranty fund shall be created by paying to the credit of the corporation, in cash, at least two hundred fifty thousand dollars, and at least ten thousand dollars additional to cover such expenses. Contributions to the fund may be repaid to the contributors pro rata whenever the repayment will not reduce the surplus provided for in section 1133.10 of the Revised Code to less than twenty per cent of the whole amount of the corporation's deposits or to less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars, provided the superintendent of financial institutions approves in writing the time and amount of the repayment. If the corporation is liquidated, the contributions for expenses shall be repaid to the contributors thereof pro rata. There shall first be paid the debts, deposits, and the expense of liquidation. After the full repayment of such contributions, other contributions to the guaranty fund shall be repaid to the contributors thereof pro rata, without the allowance of any interest, dividend, or profit thereon, before any distribution of surplus is made among depositors.
Effective Date: 01-01-1997