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9-1115. Officers of bank or trust company; election; term; bond; forfeiture of office. (a) The board of directors may elect a chairperson and shall elect a president from its members and shall elect one or more vice-presidents, a secretary and a cashier. The office of president and cashier shall not be filled by the same person. Such officers shall hold their offices for a term of not to exceed one year and until their successors are elected and qualified.

(b) The board of directors shall require all officers and employees having the care or handling of the funds of the bank or trust company to give a good and sufficient bond to be executed by an approved corporate surety authorized to do business in this state. The amount and form of the bond shall be approved by the board of directors of the bank or trust company. The costs of such bonds shall be paid by the bank or trust company. Proof of current bond coverage shall be provided to the commissioner.

(c) Any officer of any bank or trust company who shall become indebted to such bank or trust company on any judgment or whose indebtedness is charged off or forgiven shall forfeit the office and the board of directors shall fill the vacancy.

History: L. 1947, ch. 102, § 44; L. 1961, ch. 64, § 1; L. 1973, ch. 47, § 1; L. 1989, ch. 48, § 28; L. 1992, ch. 33, § 1; L. 1996, ch. 31, § 1; July 1.

Source or prior law:



1. Banks prohibited from using assets on speculative securities; surety bonds required to cover dishonest employees. Shearson/American Exp. v. First Continental Bank, 579 F. Supp. 1305, 1311 (D.C. Mo. 1984).

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