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2010 Florida Statutes

F.S. 630.131

Domestication procedure.


Upon compliance with ss. 630.131-630.161, any alien insurer authorized to do business in this state which owns beneficially, directly or indirectly, all of the outstanding capital stock of a domestic insurer may, with the prior written approval of the office and subject to the final approval of the office, domesticate its United States branch, if entered through this state, by entering into an agreement in writing with the domestic insurer providing for the acquisition by the domestic insurer of all the liabilities of the United States branch for no consideration other than the assumption of such liabilities; except that the agreement may further provide for additional consideration payable by the issuance by the acquiring domestic insurer of shares of its capital stock.


Such shares of capital stock of the acquiring domestic insurer, or voting trust certificates representing such shares, as are held among the trusteed assets of the United States branch of the alien insurer or are held in a trust created by the alien insurer and of which the alien insurer is a beneficiary shall be deemed to be shares held beneficially, but indirectly, by an alien insurer.


The acquisition of assets and assumption of liabilities of the United States branch by the domestic insurer shall be effected by the filing with the office of an instrument of transfer and assumption in form satisfactory to the office and executed by the alien insurer and the domestic insurer.


A domestic insurer may either be authorized to transact insurance in this state prior to entering into such domestication agreement or may, if the office so approves, be authorized effective with the consummation of the domestication agreement in accordance with the provisions of s. 630.161.


s. 713, ch. 59-205; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; ss. 685, 809(1st), ch. 82-243; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 1338, ch. 2003-261.