In this section, "surplus fund" means the net assets of a society for savings or of a savings society over and above the amount of its debts and deposits, excluding from its debts its liability on capital notes or debentures that are subordinated to its other debts and to its deposits.
Before any dividend or interest on deposits is paid by a society incorporated under this chapter, it shall have a surplus fund equal to not less than five per cent of the whole amount of the deposits. It shall gradually increase the surplus fund to an amount equal to ten per cent of such amount of deposits. This section does not prevent the corporation from increasing the surplus fund to such an amount in excess of ten per cent of such deposits as the trustees deem adequate for the protection of the deposits.
Effective Date: 01-01-1997 .