(205 ILCS 5/21.2)
    Sec. 21.2. Interstate mergers; minimum age requirement.
    (a) No out of state bank and no national bank whose main banking premises is located in a state other than Illinois shall merge with or into, or shall acquire all or substantially all of the assets of an Illinois bank that has existed and continuously operated as a bank for 5 years or less.
    (b) For purposes of subsection (a) of this Section, an Illinois bank that is the resulting bank following a merger involving an Illinois interim bank shall be considered to have been in existence and continuously operated during the existence and continuous operation of the Illinois merged bank. As used in this subsection (b), the words "interim bank" shall mean a bank which shall not accept deposits, make loans, pay checks, or engage in the general business of banking or any part thereof, and is chartered solely for the purpose of merging with or acquiring control of, or acquiring all or substantially all of the assets of an existing Illinois bank.
    (c) The provisions of subsection (a) of the Section shall not apply to the merger or acquisition of all or substantially all of the assets of an Illinois bank:
        (1) if the merger or acquisition is part of a
purchase or acquisition with respect to which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation provides assistance under Section 13(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act; or
        (2) if the Illinois bank is in default or in danger
of default; or
        (3) if the out of state bank or national bank has
its main banking premises in a state that is deemed to be reciprocal with Illinois and would be eligible to establish a branch pursuant to Section 21.4 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-965, eff. 8-20-04.)