(A) A savings bank may be organized under this chapter as a mutual savings bank without stock, the capital of which is in the form of savings deposits, or a mutual savings bank organized under this chapter may convert itself into a mutual savings bank without stock, the capital of which is in the form of savings deposits, by amendment of its articles of incorporation and constitution in the manner set forth in division (C) of section 1161.67 of the Revised Code. Upon conversion, the savings bank is subject to the limitations of this section and section 1161.29 of the Revised Code.
(B) A depositor of the savings bank shall be a voting member and joint owner of the savings bank upon the terms and conditions provided by the articles of incorporation, constitution, and bylaws of the savings bank.
(C) The capital of the savings bank shall be in the form of savings deposits and shall be maintained at a level equal to the amount which would be applicable if the savings bank had not converted itself into a savings bank without stock.
(D) Upon conversion, the holders of shares or stock shall become depositors of the savings bank without further action by them and they shall have all the rights of depositors as set forth in this section. The amount of the savings deposits shall be a sum equal to the value of the shares or stock as shown on the books and records of the savings bank.
(E) In the event of a voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the savings bank or in the event of any other situation in which the priority of the savings deposits of the savings bank is in controversy, all the savings deposits, to the extent of their withdrawal value, shall be debts of the savings bank not having priority, other than any priority arising or resulting from consensual subordination, over other general creditors of the savings bank and, in addition, the savings deposits shall have the same right to share in the remaining assets of the savings bank that they would have if they were shares or stock.
(F) Whenever "share" or "stock" appears in this chapter or Chapter 1163. or 1165. of the Revised Code or in any other section of the Revised Code referred to directly or incorporated by reference in those chapters, unless the context otherwise requires, the term means savings deposits in respect of any savings bank without stock. Whenever "shareholder" appears in those chapters or sections, unless the context otherwise requires, it means depositor in respect of such savings banks. Whenever "dividend" appears in those chapters or sections, unless the context otherwise requires, it means interest in respect of such savings banks.
Effective Date: 10-23-1991 .