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26-206.  Preferred stock. (1) Subject to the provisions of the bank act, and by and with the approval and consent of the director, any bank now or hereafter incorporated under the laws of this state may issue such part of its capital as is approved by the director as preferred stock having such special rights, preferences, privileges, immunities, qualifications and restrictions as to voting, dividends, redemption, retirement, participation in corporate assets, not common to other stock, as provided in its articles of incorporation as hereafter adopted or amended, and as are not inconsistent with the provisions of the bank act and the provisions of its articles of incorporation or amendments thereto.
(2)  Dividends on preferred stock may be declared and paid only from net profits as defined by section 26-106, Idaho Code, but such net profits may be current profits or those accumulated as surplus. No dividend shall be declared nor paid, any retirement or redemption of such stock be made, nor any other distribution or payment of corporate assets made thereon or therefor at any time when the total common stock and surplus is below or will be thereby reduced below the minimum common stock required by law plus a surplus fund equal to ten percent (10%) of such minimum common stock or the amount of common stock required by the director at the time the bank’s charter was issued plus a surplus fund equal to ten percent (10%) of such required common stock.
(3)  Preferred stock under the provisions of this act must be subscribed and paid for at not less than par value.
(4)  Except as otherwise provided in the bank’s articles of incorporation or by the bank act, preferred stock authorized by this act is capital and shall be considered as such in computing the capital structure of the bank within the meaning of all provisions of the bank act.

[26-206, added 1979, ch. 41, sec. 2, p. 71; am. 2020, ch. 82, sec. 15, p. 190.]

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