A foreign bank holding company that undertakes an organization, acquisition, or conversion described in division (G) of section 1155.45 of the Revised Code, shall be permitted to acquire banks in this state as if it were a bank holding company the operations of whose banking subsidiaries are principally conducted in this state for purposes of subsection 3(d) of the Bank Holding Company Act, provided, however that for two years from the effective date of this section such foreign bank holding company or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof may not directly or indirectly acquire any other Ohio bank in existence on the effective date of this section provided the board of directors of the Ohio bank approves and files within sixty days after such effective date with the superintendent of banks a certified copy of a resolution declaring it unavailable for acquisition by a foreign bank holding company. A bank filing such declaration pursuant to this section may subsequently declare itself available for acquisition through its board of directors by approving and filing a resolution to that effect. In any case no such foreign bank holding company or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof may directly or indirectly acquire any other Ohio bank in existence on the effective date of this section unless the board of directors of the bank to be acquired recommends such acquisition to its shareholders.
Cite as R.C. § 1155.46
History. Effective Date: 05-21-1985