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FINANCIAL REGULATION
(205 ILCS 620/) Corporate Fiduciary Act.

205 ILCS 620/Art. I

 
    (205 ILCS 620/Art. I heading)
ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

205 ILCS 620/1-1

    (205 ILCS 620/1-1) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-1)
    Sec. 1-1. Short Title. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Corporate Fiduciary Act".
(Source: P.A. 85-858.)

205 ILCS 620/1-2

    (205 ILCS 620/1-2) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-2)
    Sec. 1-2. Policy of Act. The General Assembly finds that corporate fiduciaries perform a vital service in the administration of trusts, guardianship, receiverships, estates and other fiduciary capacities; that it is in the public interest that prior to accepting any fiduciary appointment, a corporate fiduciary meet minimum qualifications with respect to financial capacity as well as managerial competence and integrity; that the operation of a corporate fiduciary is impressed with a public interest such that it should be supervised as an activity affecting the general welfare of the people of the State of Illinois; and that a corporate fiduciary should obtain its authority, conduct its operations and be supervised as provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

205 ILCS 620/1-3

    (205 ILCS 620/1-3) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-3)
    Sec. 1-3. Scope of Act; application to national banks, federally chartered savings and loan associations or federally chartered savings banks. After January 1, 1988, no national bank chartered by the Comptroller of the Currency and having its main office in Illinois or federal savings and loan association or federal savings bank chartered by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and having its main office in Illinois shall be required to obtain a certificate of authority under this Act or in any manner submit to the regulation or supervision pursuant to this Act, but such national bank, federal savings and loan association or federal savings bank shall only be required to obtain the authority to accept and execute trusts from the particular federal agency which granted its charter, to be exempt from the provisions of this Act. Nothing in this Section 1-3 shall exempt national banks, federal savings and loan associations or federal savings banks whose main offices are located outside of Illinois from compliance with the provisions of Article IV of this Act.
    On January 1, 1988, any certificate of authority which has been issued under the provisions of this Act to a national bank, federally chartered savings and loan association or federally chartered savings bank in Illinois shall expire and be of no further force and effect and upon the request of the Commissioner, shall be surrendered.
    After January 1, 1988, a State bank that has a certificate of authority under this Act and proposes to convert to a national bank and a State chartered savings and loan association and a State chartered savings bank that has a certificate of authority under this Act and proposes to convert to a federally chartered savings and loan association or federally chartered savings bank, shall notify the Commissioner of such fact and upon obtaining its charter from the relevant federal regulator, shall surrender its certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-97, eff. 7-9-99.)

205 ILCS 620/1-4

    (205 ILCS 620/1-4) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-4)
    Sec. 1-4. Effect on existing corporate fiduciaries. With respect to any existing corporate fiduciary:
    (a) any existing certificate of authority shall continue in full force and effect except as provided in Section 1-3 of this Act;
    (b) all existing appointments in any fiduciary capacity and any existing contracts by such corporate fiduciary shall continue in full force and effect; and
    (c) no corporate fiduciary which holds a current and valid certificate of authority under this Act shall be required to submit an application to obtain a certificate of authority unless the certificate of authority of such corporate fiduciary subsequently shall have been relinquished or revoked and such corporate fiduciary thereafter seeks to again obtain a certificate of authority.
(Source: P.A. 85-858.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-5)
    Sec. 1-5. Definitions. The words and phrases defined in Sections following this Section and preceding Section 1-6 have the meanings ascribed to them in those Sections, except to the extent that any such word or phrase is specifically qualified by its context.
(Source: P.A. 89-364, eff. 8-18-95.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.01

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.01) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-5.01)
    Sec. 1-5.01. "Bank" shall have the same meaning ascribed to the term in Section 2 of the Illinois Banking Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-858.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.02

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.02) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-5.02)
    Sec. 1-5.02. "Capital" shall have the meaning ascribed to the term "capital" or "paid-in capital" in the particular Act under which the corporate fiduciary was organized and received its charter or certificate of incorporation.
(Source: P.A. 88-408.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.03

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.03) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-5.03)
    Sec. 1-5.03. "Commissioner" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation or a person authorized by the Secretary, the Division of Banking Act, or this Act to act in the Secretary's stead, and, beginning on January 1, 2011 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1163), all references in this Act to the Commissioner of Banks and Real Estate are deemed, in appropriate contexts, to be references to the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
(Source: P.A. 96-1163, eff. 1-1-11; 96-1365, eff. 7-28-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.04

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.04)
    Sec. 1-5.04. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-858. Repealed by P.A. 97-492, eff. 1-1-12.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.05

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.05) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-5.05)
    Sec. 1-5.05. Corporate fiduciary. "Corporate fiduciary" means a trust company; the trust department of a bank, savings bank, savings and loan association, or foreign banking corporation issued a certificate of authority pursuant to the Foreign Banking Office Act; or any person that is required to and has received a certificate of authority under this Act authorizing the exercise of trust powers. The term "corporate fiduciary" also includes a national bank or federally chartered savings and loan association or savings bank which is authorized by the appropriate federal agency to accept and execute trusts and which has its principal place of business in this State, whenever in this Act such construction is necessary so that the national bank or federally chartered savings and loan association or savings bank may enjoy and exercise in this State all of the powers, rights and privileges authorized or permitted to a corporate fiduciary holding a certificate of authority under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-364, eff. 8-18-95; 89-567, eff. 7-26-96.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.06

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.06) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-5.06)
    Sec. 1-5.06. "Court" means a court of competent jurisdiction.
(Source: P.A. 85-858.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.07

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.07) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-5.07)
    Sec. 1-5.07. "Depository institution" includes banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks, and credit unions.
(Source: P.A. 91-97, eff. 7-9-99.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.07a

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.07a)
    Sec. 1-5.07a. Division of Banking. "Division of Banking" means the Division of Banking of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
(Source: P.A. 96-1163, eff. 1-1-11.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.07b

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.07b)
    Sec. 1-5.07b. Division. "Division" means the Division of Banking within the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
(Source: P.A. 96-1365, eff. 7-28-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.075

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.075)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 1-5.07b by P.A. 97-333.)
    Sec. 1-5.075. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 96-1365, eff. 7-28-10. Renumbered by P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.08

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.08) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-5.08)
    Sec. 1-5.08. "Foreign corporation" means:
    (a) any bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or other corporation now or hereafter organized under the laws of any state or territory of the United States of America, including the District of Columbia, other than the State of Illinois;
    (b) any national banking association having its principal place of business in any state or territory of the United States of America, including the District of Columbia, other than the State of Illinois; and
    (c) any federal savings and loan association or federal savings bank having its principal place of business in any state or territory of the United States of America, including the District of Columbia, other than the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 91-97, eff. 7-9-99.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.09

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.09) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-5.09)
    Sec. 1-5.09. "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust estate, limited liability company, or unincorporated association.
(Source: P.A. 90-424, eff. 1-1-98.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.09a

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.09a)
    Sec. 1-5.09a. Secretary. "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation, or a person authorized by the Secretary or by this Act to act in the Secretary's stead.
(Source: P.A. 96-1163, eff. 1-1-11.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.10

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.10) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-5.10)
    Sec. 1-5.10. "Surplus" means the aggregate of (i) amounts paid in excess of the par value of capital stock and preferred stock; (ii) amounts contributed other than for capital stock and preferred stock and allocated to the surplus account; and (iii) amounts transferred from undivided profits.
(Source: P.A. 86-754.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.11

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.11) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-5.11)
    Sec. 1-5.11. Trust company. "Trust company" means a corporation incorporated or a limited liability company organized in this State that holds a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-364, eff. 8-18-95; 90-424, eff. 1-1-98.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.12

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.12)
    Sec. 1-5.12. Fiduciary. "Fiduciary" means trustee, executor, administrator, receiver, guardian, assignee for the benefit of creditors, or any holder of a similar position of trust.
(Source: P.A. 89-364, eff. 8-18-95.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.13

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.13)
    Sec. 1-5.13. Trust business. "Trust business" means the holding out by a person to the public by advertising, solicitation, or other means that the person is available to act as a fiduciary in this State, or the accepting or undertaking to perform the duties of a fiduciary as a significant part of its regular business.
(Source: P.A. 89-364, eff. 8-18-95.)

205 ILCS 620/1-5.14

    (205 ILCS 620/1-5.14)
    Sec. 1-5.14. Compliance period. A person who becomes a fiduciary or who becomes engaged in the trust business and thereby is required to obtain a certificate of authority from the Commissioner either by the coming into force of this amendatory Act of 1995 or by the loss of an exemption listed in or by rule authorized under Section 2-4.5 of this Act shall have 180 days to either liquidate the fiduciary or trust business or to obtain a certificate from the Commissioner. During this 180-day period the person shall not be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 89-364, eff. 8-18-95.)

205 ILCS 620/1-6

    (205 ILCS 620/1-6) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-6)
    Sec. 1-6. General Corporate Powers. A corporate fiduciary shall have the powers:
        (a) if it is a State bank, those powers granted under
    
Sections 3 and 5 of the Illinois Banking Act; and
        (b) if it is a State savings and loan association,
    
those powers granted under Sections 1-6 through 1-8 of the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985; and
        (c) if it is a State savings bank, those powers
    
granted under the Savings Bank Act; and
        (d) if it is a corporation organized under the
    
Business Corporation Act of 1983, as now or hereafter amended, or a limited liability company organized under the Limited Liability Company Act, those powers granted in Sections 4.01 through 4.24 of the Trusts and Trustees Act, as now or hereafter amended, to the extent the exercise of such powers by the corporate fiduciary are not contrary to the instrument containing the appointment of the corporate fiduciary, the court order appointing the corporate fiduciary or any other statute specifically limiting the power of the corporate fiduciary under the circumstances; and
        (e) subject to Article XLIV of the Illinois Insurance
    
Code, to act as the agent for any fire, life, or other insurance company authorized by the State of Illinois, by soliciting and selling insurance and collecting premiums on policies issued by such company; and may receive for services so rendered such fees or commissions as may be agreed upon between the said corporate fiduciary and the insurance company for which it may act as agent; provided, however, that no such corporate fiduciary shall in any case assume or guarantee the payment of any premium on insurance policies issued through its agency by its principal; and provided further, that the corporate fiduciary shall not guarantee the truth of any statement made by an assured in filing his application for insurance.
    The Commissioner may specify powers of corporate fiduciaries generally or of a particular corporate fiduciary and by rule or order limit or restrict such powers of corporate fiduciaries or a particular corporate fiduciary if he finds the exercise of such power by corporate fiduciaries generally or of the corporate fiduciary in particular may tend to be an unsafe or unsound practice, or if such power is otherwise not in the interest of beneficiaries of any fiduciary appointment.
(Source: P.A. 90-41, eff. 10-1-97; 90-424, eff. 1-1-98; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98; 91-97, eff. 7-9-99.)

205 ILCS 620/1-6a

    (205 ILCS 620/1-6a)
    Sec. 1-6a. Non-English language transactions. A corporate fiduciary may conduct transactions in a language other than English through an employee or agent acting as interpreter or through an interpreter provided by the customer.
(Source: P.A. 92-578, eff. 6-26-02.)

205 ILCS 620/1-7

    (205 ILCS 620/1-7) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-7)
    Sec. 1-7. Office locations; corporate fiduciaries.
    (a) Any corporate fiduciary may establish branch offices at any location. Any corporate fiduciary that seeks to establish a branch office shall, if it is a trust company, apply for and obtain approval for the branch office from the Secretary.
    (b) Any trust company that proposes to establish a subsidiary, whether by incorporating the subsidiary or by acquiring the subsidiary, shall apply for and obtain prior approval from the Secretary 60 days prior to commencing business by the subsidiary, if newly incorporated, or prior to its acquisition, if it is acquired, provided the Secretary may specify circumstances and conditions when a trust company may directly or indirectly acquire a subsidiary without prior approval.
(Source: P.A. 100-48, eff. 8-11-17.)

205 ILCS 620/1-8

    (205 ILCS 620/1-8) (from Ch. 17, par. 1551-8)
    Sec. 1-8. Change of name or location. A corporate fiduciary holding a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act must notify and receive written approval from the Commissioner before changing its name or changing the location of its corporate headquarters. A corporate fiduciary which is a State bank chartered by the Commissioner and which accomplishes a change of name in compliance with Section 13 of the Illinois Banking Act or a change of location in compliance with Section 13 of the Illinois Banking Act, as now or hereafter amended, shall be deemed to have complied with this Section 1-8.
(Source: P.A. 92-483, eff. 8-23-01.)

205 ILCS 620/1-9

    (205 ILCS 620/1-9)
    Sec. 1-9. Name indicating fiduciary capacity; limitation. No corporation that is not a corporate fiduciary as defined in Section 1-5.05 of this Act or a foreign corporation having received a certificate of authority under Section 4-5 of this Act shall be allowed to use the word "trust", "trustee", or "fiduciary" in its corporate name unless the Commissioner has approved that use after finding that the corporation will not be engaged in business as a corporate fiduciary and that the use of the word "trust", "trustee", or "fiduciary" by the corporation will not be misleading to the public.
(Source: P.A. 88-408.)

205 ILCS 620/Art. II

 
    (205 ILCS 620/Art. II heading)
ARTICLE II. CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY AND ORGANIZATION

205 ILCS 620/2-1

    (205 ILCS 620/2-1) (from Ch. 17, par. 1552-1)
    Sec. 2-1. (a) Any corporation which has been or shall be incorporated under the general corporation laws of this State for the purpose of accepting and executing trusts, and any state bank, state savings and loan association, state savings bank, or other special corporation now or hereafter authorized by law to accept or execute trusts, may be appointed to act as a fiduciary in any capacity a natural person or corporation may act, and shall include, but not be limited to, acting as assignee or trustee by deed, and executor, guardian or trustee by will, custodian under the Illinois Uniform Transfers to Minors Act and such appointment shall be of like force as in case of appointment of a natural person and shall be designated a corporate fiduciary.
    (b) No corporate fiduciary shall dissolve or cease its corporate existence without prior notice to and approval by the Commissioner and compliance with the requirements of Section 7-1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)

205 ILCS 620/2-2

    (205 ILCS 620/2-2) (from Ch. 17, par. 1552-2)
    Sec. 2-2. (a) Whenever application shall be made to any court in this State for the appointment of any receiver, assignee, guardian, executor, administrator or other trustee or fiduciary appointed by the court, it shall be lawful for such court to appoint any corporate fiduciary as such trustee, fiduciary, receiver, assignee, guardian, executor or administrator. Provided, any such appointment as guardian shall apply to the estate only, and not to the person.
    (b) Any court having appointed and having jurisdiction of any receiver, executor, administrator, guardian, assignee or other trustee or fiduciary appointed by the court, upon the application of such officer, trustee or fiduciary, or upon the application of any person having an interest in the estate administered by such officer, trustee or fiduciary, after such notice to the other parties in interest as the court may direct, and after a hearing upon such application, may order such officer, trustee or fiduciary to deposit any moneys then in his, her or its custody, or which may come into his, her or its custody thereafter, and until the further order of the court, with any corporate fiduciary, and upon deposit of such money, and its receipt and acceptance by the corporate fiduciary, the officer, trustee or fiduciary shall be discharged from further care or responsibility therefor. Such deposits shall be paid out only upon the orders of said court.
    (c) Whenever, in the judgment of any court having jurisdiction of any estate in process of administration by any assignee, receiver, executor, administrator, guardian, or other trustee or fiduciary, the bond required by law of such officer shall seem burdensome or excessive, upon application of such officer, trustee or fiduciary, and after such notice to the parties in interest as the court shall direct, and after a hearing on such application, the court may order the officer, trustee or fiduciary to deposit with any corporate fiduciary for safe keeping, such portion or all of the personal assets of the estate as it shall deem proper, and thereupon, the court shall, by an order entered of record, reduce the bond to be given, or theretofore given by such officer, trustee or fiduciary, so as to cover only the estate remaining in the custody of the officer, trustee or fiduciary, and the property as deposited shall thereupon be held by the corporate fiduciary under the orders and directions of the court.
(Source: P.A. 85-858.)

205 ILCS 620/2-3

    (205 ILCS 620/2-3) (from Ch. 17, par. 1552-3)
    Sec. 2-3. Corporate fiduciaries shall be entitled to and shall be allowed reasonable compensation for all the services performed by them under the provisions of this Act and the corporate fiduciary shall be reimbursed for all proper expenses incurred in the performance of their duties under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-858.)

205 ILCS 620/2-4

    (205 ILCS 620/2-4) (from Ch. 17, par. 1552-4)
    Sec. 2-4. Certificate of authority.
    (a) It shall not be lawful for any person to engage in the trust business, after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995, without first filing an application for and procuring from the Commissioner, a certificate of authority stating that such person has complied with the requirements of this Act and is qualified to engage in the trust business.
    (b) No natural person or natural persons, firm or partnership, or corporation not having been authorized under this Act shall transact a trust business. A person who violates this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, and the Attorney General or State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurs may restrain the violation by a complaint for injunctive relief.
(Source: P.A. 89-364, eff. 8-18-95.)

205 ILCS 620/2-4.5

    (205 ILCS 620/2-4.5)
    Sec. 2-4.5. Exemptions. For the purposes of this Act, a person does not engage in the trust business by:
    (1) the rendering of fiduciary services by an attorney-at-law admitted to the practice of law in this State;
    (2) rendering services as a certified or registered public accountant in the performance of duties as such;
    (3) acting as a trustee or receiver in bankruptcy;
    (4) engaging in the business of an escrow agent;
    (5) receiving rents and proceeds of sale as a licensed real estate broker on behalf of the principal;
    (6) acting as trustee under a deed of trust made only as security for the payment of money or for the performance of another act;
    (7) acting in accordance with its authorized powers as a religious, charitable, educational, or other not-for-profit corporation or as a charitable trust or as an unincorporated religious organization;
    (8) engaging in securities transactions as a dealer or salesman;
    (9) acting as either a receiver under the supervision of a court or as an assignee for the benefit of creditors under the supervision of a court; or
    (10) engaging in such other activities that the Commissioner may prescribe by rule.
(Source: P.A. 89-364, eff. 8-18-95.)

205 ILCS 620/2-5

    (205 ILCS 620/2-5) (from Ch. 17, par. 1552-5)
    Sec. 2-5. The application for a certificate of authority shall be filed with the Commissioner, signed by the president or vice president and attested by the corporate secretary or cashier and acknowledged before some officer authorized by law to acknowledge deeds. The application shall set forth:
    (a) the name and address of the applicant;
    (b) a statement of the proposed management including experience in administering trusts;
    (c) the duration of the proposed corporate fiduciary which may be perpetual;
    (d) the amount of capital, surplus and reserve for operating expenses of the corporate fiduciary or which will be committed to the trust department if the applicant is a bank, savings and loan association or savings bank;
    (e) a description of the capital structure of the corporate fiduciary including the number of shares of stock, the classes of such stock, the par value if any, and the amount for which each share is to be sold;
    (f) a list of the powers, fiduciary appointments and fiduciary functions the corporate fiduciary wishes to exercise; and
    (g) such other relevant information as the Commissioner may require to support the findings the Commissioner is required to make to issue a certificate of authority under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-754.)

205 ILCS 620/2-6

    (205 ILCS 620/2-6) (from Ch. 17, par. 1552-6)
    Sec. 2-6. Upon the filing of an application for a certificate of authority, the Commissioner shall cause to be made an investigation of the truth of the statements therein and the background of the management and controlling shareholder or shareholders and shall not approve the application and issue a certificate of authority unless he shall be of the opinion and finds:
    (a) that the proposed capital at least meets the minimum amounts as determined pursuant to this Act including amounts deemed necessary to support the scope of the proposed operations;
    (b) that the general character and experience of the proposed management is such as to assure reasonable promise of successful, safe and sound operation; and
    (c) that the prior business affairs of the persons who will control the corporate fiduciary or the proposed management personnel, whether as a stockholder, director, officer, or customer, were conducted in a safe, sound manner, and lawful manner.
(Source: P.A. 88-408.)

205 ILCS 620/2-6.5

    (205 ILCS 620/2-6.5)
    Sec. 2-6.5. Directors.
    (a) The business and affairs of a corporate fiduciary shall be managed by its board of directors, which shall exercise its powers in accordance with this Section.
    (b) The directors shall be elected as provided in this Act. Any omission to elect a director or directors shall not impair any of the rights and privileges of the corporate fiduciary or of any person in any way interested. The existing directors shall hold office until their successors are elected and qualify.
    (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of any certificate of authority heretofore or hereafter issued, the number of directors, not fewer than 5, may be fixed from time to time by the stockholders at any meeting of the stockholders called for the purpose of electing directors or changing the number thereof by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the outstanding stock entitled to vote at the meeting, and the number so fixed shall be the board regardless of vacancies until the number of directors is thereafter changed by similar action.
    (d) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, directors shall hold office until the next annual meeting of the stockholders succeeding their election or until their successors are elected and qualify. If the board of directors consists of 6 or more members, in lieu of electing the membership of the whole board of directors annually, the by-laws of a corporate fiduciary may provide that the directors shall be divided into either 2 or 3 classes, each class to be as nearly equal in number as is possible. The term of office of directors of the first class shall expire at the first annual meeting of the stockholders after their election, that of the second class shall expire at the second annual meeting after their election, and that of the third class, if any, shall expire at the third annual meeting after their election. At each annual meeting after classification, the number of directors equal to the number of the class whose terms expire at the time of the meeting shall be elected to hold office until the second succeeding annual meeting if there are 2 classes or until the third succeeding annual meeting if there are 3 classes. Vacancies may be filled by stockholders at a special meeting called for the purpose. If authorized by the corporate fiduciary's by-laws or an amendment thereto, the directors of a corporate fiduciary may properly fill a vacancy or vacancies arising between stockholders' meetings, but at no time may the number of directors selected to fill a vacancy in this manner during any interim period between stockholders' meetings exceed one-third of the total membership of the board of directors.
    (e) The board of directors shall hold regular meetings at least once each month, provided that, upon prior written approval by the Commissioner, the board of directors may hold regular meetings less frequently than once each month but at least once each calendar quarter. A special meeting of the board of directors may be held as provided by the by-laws. A special meeting of the board of directors may also be held as provided in Section 5-5 of this Act. A majority of the board of directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business unless a greater number is required by the by-laws. The act of the majority of the directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the board of directors unless the act of a greater number is required by the by-laws.
    (f) A member of the board of directors shall be elected president. The board of directors may appoint other officers, as the by-laws may provide, and fix their salaries to carry on the business of the corporate fiduciary. The board of directors may make and amend by-laws (not inconsistent with this Act) for the government of the corporate fiduciary and may, by the affirmative vote of a majority of the board of directors, establish reasonable compensation of all directors for services to the corporation as directors, officers, or otherwise. An officer, whether elected or appointed by the board of directors or appointed pursuant to the by-laws, may be removed by the board of directors at any time.
    (g) The board of directors shall cause suitable books and records of all the corporate fiduciary's transactions to be kept.
    (h) The provisions of this Section do not apply to a corporate fiduciary that is a trust department of a bank, savings bank, savings and loan association, or foreign banking corporation issued a certificate of authority pursuant to the Foreign Banking Office Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-485, eff. 8-23-01.)

205 ILCS 620/2-7

    (205 ILCS 620/2-7) (from Ch. 17, par. 1552-7)
    Sec. 2-7. A corporate fiduciary so incorporated or authorized after January 1, 1988, shall have minimum capital as determined by the Commissioner as necessary for safe and sound operation of a corporate fiduciary. The Commissioner shall record such organization capital requirements in the Office of the Secretary of State. During the time that a corporate fiduciary shall continue in its fiduciary business, it shall not withdraw, or permit to be withdrawn, either in the form of dividends or otherwise, any portion of its capital except as approved by the Commissioner. The Commissioner may, after a corporate fiduciary has been incorporated or authorized require additional capital if the Commissioner finds the condition and operations of the corporate fiduciary or its proposed scope of operations require such additional capital to achieve or maintain a safe and sound condition.
(Source: P.A. 90-301, eff. 8-1-97.)

205 ILCS 620/2-8

    (205 ILCS 620/2-8) (from Ch. 17, par. 1552-8)
    Sec. 2-8. Collateralizing fiduciary assets.
    (a) A corporate fiduciary shall not be required and shall not have the power to collateralize or secure fiduciary funds except as provided in this Section.
    (b) All funds, both principal and income, deposited with or held in a fiduciary capacity by any corporate fiduciary awaiting investment or distribution, and not otherwise subject to direction regarding investment or non-investment, shall to the extent reasonable under existing circumstances, be prudently invested for the beneficiaries at a rate of return commensurate with that available on trust quality investments.
    (c) Funds, both principal and income awaiting investment or distribution, may be deposited in deposit accounts or other investment vehicles of the corporate fiduciary, or of any affiliate of the corporate fiduciary; and funds, both principal and income awaiting investment or distribution which need not be invested hereunder for the beneficiaries may be commingled with the corporate fiduciary's own funds and used by the corporate fiduciary in the conduct of its business, provided that in either case the following apply:
        (1) The corporate fiduciary or, in the case of the
    
deposit in an affiliate, such affiliate shall set aside in the corporate fiduciary or affiliate, as the case may be, as collateral, securities of the classes in which corporate fiduciaries are authorized to invest trust funds under the laws of the State of Illinois.
        (2) The market value of the collateral may not be
    
less than 100% of the amount commingled or deposited.
        (3) No collateral shall be required or authorized if
    
the deposit is made solely at the direction and determination of the settlor, beneficiary or other person, other than the corporate fiduciary, having the right to direct investment of funds.
        (4) No collateral shall be required or authorized
    
with respect to any part of such deposit which is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
    (d) Funds shall not be held commingled and uninvested or undistributed for an account any longer than is reasonable under existing circumstances for the proper management of the account.
    (e) The collateralization required in this Section is not required or authorized if the corporate fiduciary or affiliate has in force a surety bond meeting the requirements of this Section if it is in a form approved by the Commissioner and if it indemnifies the owners, settlors, or beneficiaries of funds held in a fiduciary capacity against loss due to the failure of the corporate fiduciary or affiliate and is issued by a licensed insurance company authorized to transact business in the State that has been approved by the Commissioner for the purpose of issuing surety bonds under this Section. A corporate fiduciary or affiliate may also satisfy the requirements of this Section by a combination of a surety bond and collateralization as provided in this Section.
    (f) In the event of the failure of the corporate fiduciary or affiliate in which the corporate fiduciary has made a deposit or commingled funds, the owners of the fiduciary funds shall have a first lien, to the extent of their interest in such funds, on the cash and securities used as collateral hereunder or the surety bond in addition to their claim against the estate of the corporate fiduciary.
(Source: P.A. 88-636, eff. 9-9-94; P.A. 88-662, eff. 9-16-94; 89-364, eff. 8-18-95.)

205 ILCS 620/2-9

    (205 ILCS 620/2-9) (from Ch. 17, par. 1552-9)
    Sec. 2-9. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-858. Repealed by 89-364, eff. 8-18-95.)

205 ILCS 620/2-10

    (205 ILCS 620/2-10) (from Ch. 17, par. 1552-10)
    Sec. 2-10. Every company may receive, by gift, legacy or otherwise, moneys or real or personal property, or the income or avails of such moneys or property, in trust, in perpetuity, for the improvement, maintenance, ornamentation, repair, care and preservation of any burial lot or grave, vault, tomb, or other such structures, in any cemetery, upon such terms and in such manner as may be provided by the terms of the gift, legacy or other conveyance of the moneys or property in trust and assented to by the company. Any such trust in perpetuity created, and held by any such company, before July 1, 1943, shall, notwithstanding the absence of statutory authority therefor, be valid unless within 3 years after July 1, 1943, the trust is terminated by a court of competent jurisdiction.
(Source: P.A. 85-858.)

205 ILCS 620/2-11

    (205 ILCS 620/2-11)
    Sec. 2-11. Retention of agents and advisors. A corporate fiduciary may hire and compensate, as an additional expense of the trust or estate, agents, advisors (including financial, investment, and other advisors), and brokers (including brokers for the sale or purchase of securities or other property) to assist or advise the corporate fiduciary in the performance of its duties, including persons and entities associated or affiliated with the corporate fiduciary.
(Source: P.A. 89-205, eff. 1-1-96; 89-364, eff. 8-18-95; 90-298, eff. 8-1-97.)

205 ILCS 620/2-12

    (205 ILCS 620/2-12)
    Sec. 2-12. Reproductions of documents. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if a corporate fiduciary possesses, records, or creates any document, memorandum, writing, entry, representation, or combination thereof, of any act, transaction, occurrence, event, or agreement (including, without limitation, a trust agreement or amendment thereto, but excluding in all events an original will or codicil thereto) and in the regular course of business has caused any or all of the same to be recorded, copied, or reproduced by photographic, photostatic, facsimile, microfiche, optical, or electronic imaging, or any other electronic or computer-generated process that accurately reproduces or forms a medium for so reproducing the original, the original may be destroyed in the regular course of business and such recording, copy, or reproduction shall be admissible in evidence in the same manner as the original in any proceeding, whether the original is in existence or not. This Section shall not be construed to exclude from evidence any document or copy thereof that is otherwise admissible under the rules of evidence.
(Source: P.A. 90-298, eff. 8-1-97; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

205 ILCS 620/2-13

    (205 ILCS 620/2-13)
    Sec. 2-13. Employment of persons with convictions. Except with the prior written consent of the Commissioner, no person having a certificate of authority under this Act shall knowingly employ or otherwise permit an individual to serve as an officer, director, employee, or agent if the individual has been convicted of a felony or of any criminal offense relating to dishonesty or breach of trust.
(Source: P.A. 90-301, eff. 8-1-97; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

205 ILCS 620/Art. III

 
    (205 ILCS 620/Art. III heading)
ARTICLE III. MERGERS, CHANGE OF CONTROL, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

205 ILCS 620/3-1

    (205 ILCS 620/3-1) (from Ch. 17, par. 1553-1)
    Sec. 3-1. Merger. The merger procedure required of a trust company where there is to be a resulting trust company by consolidation or merger shall be:
    (1) The board of directors of each party to the merger shall, by a majority of the entire board, approve a merger agreement which shall contain:
        (a) The name of each party to the merger and its
    
location and a list of each merging party's stockholders as of the date of the merger agreement;
        (b) With respect to the resulting trust company (i)
    
its name and place of business; (ii) the amount of capital, surplus and reserve for operating expenses; (iii) the classes and the number of shares of stock and the par value of each share; (iv) the designation of the continuing trust company and the charter which is to be the charter of the resulting trust company, together with the amendments to the continuing charter and to the continuing by-laws; and (v) a detailed financial statement showing the assets and liabilities after the proposed merger or consolidation;
        (c) Provisions stating the method, terms and
    
conditions of carrying the merger into effect, including the manner of converting the shares of the merging parties into the cash, shares of stock or other securities of any corporation or other property, or any combination of the foregoing, stated in the merger agreement as to be received by the stockholders of each merging party;
        (d) A statement that the agreement is subject to
    
approval by the Commissioner and by the stockholders of each party to the merger and that whether approved or disapproved, the parties to the merger will pay the Commissioner's expenses of examination;
        (e) Provisions governing the manner of disposing of
    
the shares of the resulting trust company not taken by the dissenting stockholders of the parties to the merger; and
        (f) Such other provisions as the Commissioner may
    
reasonably require to enable him to discharge his duties with respect to the merger.
    (2) After approval by the board of directors of each party to the merger, the merger agreement shall be submitted to the Commissioner for approval, together with certified copies of the authorizing resolutions of each board of directors showing approval by a majority of the entire board of each party to the merger.
    (3) After receipt by the Commissioner of the papers specified in paragraph (2), he shall approve or disapprove the merger agreement. The Commissioner shall not approve the merger agreement unless he shall be of the opinion and shall find:
        (a) That the resulting trust company meets the
    
requirements of this Act for the formation of a new trust company at the proposed place of business of the resulting trust company;
        (b) That the same matters exist in respect of the
    
resulting trust company which would have been required under Section 2-6 of this Act for the organization of a new trust company.
    If the Commissioner disapproves an agreement, he shall state his objection and give an opportunity to the parties to the merger to amend the merger agreement to obviate such objections.
(Source: P.A. 92-483, eff. 8-23-01.)

205 ILCS 620/3-2

    (205 ILCS 620/3-2) (from Ch. 17, par. 1553-2)
    Sec. 3-2. Change in control.
    (a) Before a change may occur in the ownership of outstanding stock or membership interests of any trust company whether by sale and purchase, gift, bequest or inheritance, or any other means, which will result in control or a change in the control of the trust company or before a change in the control of a holding company having control of the outstanding stock or membership interests of a trust company whether by sale and purchase, gift, bequest or inheritance, or any other means, which will result in control or a change in control of the trust company or holding company, the Commissioner shall be of the opinion and find:
        (1) that the general character of its proposed
    
management, after the change in control, is such as to assure reasonable promise of competent, successful, safe and sound operation;
        (2) that the future earnings prospects, after the
    
proposed change in control, are favorable; and
        (3) that the prior business affairs of the persons
    
proposing to obtain control or by the proposed management personnel, whether as stockholder, director, member, officer, or customer, were conducted in a safe, sound, and lawful manner.
    (b) Persons desiring to purchase control of an existing trust company and persons obtaining control by gift, bequest or inheritance, or any other means shall submit to the Commissioner:
        (1) a statement of financial worth; and
        (2) satisfactory evidence that the prior business
    
affairs of the persons and the proposed management personnel, whether as stockholder, director, officer, or customer, were conducted in a safe, sound, and lawful manner.
    (c) Whenever a bank makes a loan or loans, secured, or to be secured, by 25% or more of the outstanding stock of a trust company, the president or other chief executive officer of the lending bank shall promptly report such fact to the Commissioner upon obtaining knowledge of such loan or loans, except that no report need be made in those cases where the borrower has been the owner of record of the stock for a period of one year or more, or the stock is that of a newly-organized trust company prior to its opening.
    (d) (1) Before a purchase of substantially all the assets and an assumption of substantially all the liabilities of a trust company or before a purchase of substantially all the trust assets and an assumption of substantially all the trust liabilities of a trust company, the Commissioner shall be of the opinion and find:
        (i) that the general character of the acquirer's
    
proposed management, after the transfer, is such as to assure reasonable promise of competent, successful, safe, and sound operation;
        (ii) that the acquirer's future earnings prospects,
    
after the proposed transfer, are favorable;
        (iii) that any prior involvement by the acquirer or
    
by the proposed management personnel, whether as stockholder, director, officer, agent, or customer, was conducted in a safe, sound, and lawful manner;
        (iv) that customers' interests will not be
    
jeopardized by the purchase and assumption; and
        (v) that adequate provision has been made for all
    
obligations and trusts as required under Section 7-1 of this Act.
    (2) Persons desiring to purchase substantially all the assets and assume substantially all the liabilities of a trust company or to purchase substantially all the trust assets and assume substantially all the trust liabilities of a trust company shall submit to the Commissioner:
        (i) a statement of financial worth; and
        (ii) satisfactory evidence that the prior business
    
affairs of the persons and the proposed management personnel, whether as stockholder, director, officer, or customer, were conducted in a safe, sound, and lawful manner.
    (e) The reports required by subsections (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this Section 3-2 shall contain the following information to the extent that it is known by the person making the report: (1) the number of shares involved; (2) the names of the sellers (or transferors); (3) the names of the purchasers (or transferees); (4) the names of the beneficial owners if the shares are registered in another name; (5) the purchase price; (6) the total number of shares owned by the sellers (or transferors), the purchasers (or transferees) and the beneficial owners both immediately before and after the transaction; and, (7) in the case of a loan, the name of the borrower, the amount of the loan, and the name of the trust company issuing the stock securing the loan and the number of shares securing the loan. In addition to the foregoing, such reports shall contain such other information as may be available and which is requested by the Commissioner to inform the Commissioner of the effect of the transaction upon the trust company or trust companies whose stock or assets and liabilities are involved.
    (f) Whenever such a change as described in subsection (a) of this Section 3-2 occurs, each trust company shall report promptly to the Commissioner any changes or replacement of its chief executive officer or of any director occurring in the next 12 month period, including in its report a statement of the past and current business and professional affiliations of the new chief executive officer or directors.
    (g) The provisions of this Section do not apply when the change in control is the result of organizational restructuring under a holding company.
    (h) As used in this Section, the term "control" means the power, directly or indirectly, to direct the management or policies of the trust company or to vote 25% or more of the outstanding stock of the trust company. If there is any question as to whether a change in control application should be filed, the question shall be resolved in favor of filing the application with the Commissioner.
    As used in this Section, "substantially all" the assets or liabilities or the trust assets or trust liabilities of a trust company means that portion such that their transfer will materially impair the ability of the trust company to continue successful, safe, and sound operations or to continue as a going concern.
(Source: P.A. 92-483, eff. 8-23-01; 92-811, eff. 8-21-02.)

205 ILCS 620/3-3

    (205 ILCS 620/3-3) (from Ch. 17, par. 1553-3)
    Sec. 3-3. Successor trustee.
    (a) If any corporate fiduciary merges into, or becomes consolidated with, another corporate fiduciary qualified to administer trusts or is succeeded in its trust business by any corporate fiduciary by purchase or otherwise; or if a bank holding company causes a subsidiary, qualified to administer trusts, to succeed to part or all of the trust business of any other subsidiary of the same bank holding company, the surviving, consolidated, successor corporate fiduciary or subsidiary shall become successor fiduciary in place of such predecessor corporate fiduciary, unless expressly prohibited by the provisions of the trust instrument, with all the rights, powers and duties which were granted to or imposed on such predecessor corporate fiduciary.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a corporate fiduciary may delegate to any of its affiliates qualified to administer trusts any or all fiduciary duties, actions or decisions, discretionary or otherwise, and the delegating corporate fiduciary shall not be required to review any delegated actions or decisions taken by the affiliate. The term "affiliate" means any state bank, any state savings bank, any state savings and loan association, any national bank, any trust company, or any other corporation, which is qualified to act as a fiduciary in this or any other state and which is a member of the same affiliated group (within the meaning of Section 1504 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended).
(Source: P.A. 90-14, eff. 7-1-97; 91-97, eff. 7-9-99.)

205 ILCS 620/Art. IV

 
    (205 ILCS 620/Art. IV heading)
ARTICLE IV. FOREIGN CORPORATE FIDUCIARIES

205 ILCS 620/4-1

    (205 ILCS 620/4-1) (from Ch. 17, par. 1554-1)
    Sec. 4-1. Foreign corporate fiduciary; certificate of authority. After July 13, 1953, no foreign corporation, including banks, savings banks, and savings and loan associations, now or hereafter organized under the laws of any other state or territory, and no national banking association having its principal place of business in any other state or territory or federal savings and loan association or federal savings bank having its principal place of business in any other state or territory, may procure a certificate of authority under Article II of this Act and any certificate of authority heretofore issued hereunder to any such foreign corporation or to any such national banking association shall become null and void on July 13, 1953, except that any such foreign corporation or any such national banking association actually acting as trustee, executor, administrator, administrator to collect, guardian, or in any other like fiduciary capacity in this State on July 13, 1953, may continue to act as such fiduciary in that particular trust or estate until such time as it has completed its duties thereunder. Such foreign corporation and such national banking association shall be subject to the provisions in this Article IV, regardless of whether its certificate of authority was obtained before July 13, 1953. The right and eligibility of any foreign corporation, any national banking association having its principal place of business in any other state or territory or any federal savings and loan association or federal savings bank having its principal place of business in any other state or territory hereafter to act as trustee, executor, administrator, administrator to collect, guardian, or in any other like fiduciary capacity in this State shall be governed solely by the provisions of this Act. Provided, however, that the Commissioner shall not be required to conduct an annual examination of such foreign corporation pursuant to Section 5-2 of this Act, but may examine such foreign corporation as the Commissioner deems appropriate. "Principal place of business" of any bank, federal savings and loan association or savings bank, for purposes of this Article IV, means the principal office as designated on the charter by its principal regulator.
(Source: P.A. 91-97, eff. 7-9-99.)

205 ILCS 620/4-2

    (205 ILCS 620/4-2) (from Ch. 17, par. 1554-2)
    Sec. 4-2. Foreign corporation; eligibility. Any foreign corporation may act in this State as trustee, executor, administrator, administrator to collect, guardian, or in any other like fiduciary capacity, whether the appointment is by will, deed, court order or otherwise, without complying with any laws of this State relating to the qualification of corporations organized under the laws of this State to conduct a trust business or laws relating to the qualification of foreign corporations, provided only (1) such foreign corporation is authorized by the laws of the state of its organization or domicile to act as a fiduciary in that state, and (2) a corporation organized under the laws of this State, a national banking association having its principal place of business in this State, and a federal savings and loan association or federal savings bank having its principal place of business in this State and authorized to act as a fiduciary in this State, may, in such other state, act in a similar fiduciary capacity or capacities, as the case may be, upon conditions and qualifications which the Commissioner finds are not unduly restrictive when compared to those imposed by the laws of Illinois. Any foreign corporation eligible to act in a fiduciary capacity in this State pursuant to the provisions of this Act, shall be deemed qualified to accept and execute trusts in this State within the meaning of this Act and the Probate Act of 1975, approved August 7, 1975, as amended. No foreign corporation shall be permitted to act as trustee, executor, administrator, administrator to collect, guardian or in any other like fiduciary capacity in this State except as provided in Article IV of this Act; however, any foreign corporation actually acting in any such fiduciary capacity in this State on July 13, 1953, although not eligible to so act pursuant to the provisions of this Article IV, may continue to act as fiduciary in that particular trust or estate until such time as it has completed its duties thereunder.
(Source: P.A. 92-685, eff. 7-16-02.)

205 ILCS 620/4-3

    (205 ILCS 620/4-3) (from Ch. 17, par. 1554-3)
    Sec. 4-3. Service of process upon Secretary of State. Any foreign corporation acting in this State in a fiduciary capacity pursuant to the provisions of Article IV and Article IVA of this Act shall be deemed to have appointed the Secretary of State to be its true and lawful attorney upon whom may be served all legal process in any action or proceeding against it relating to or growing out of any trust, estate or matter in respect of which such foreign corporation has acted or is acting in this state in any such fiduciary capacity, and the acceptance of or engagement in this State in any acts in any such fiduciary capacity shall be signification of its agreement that any such process against it which is so served, shall be of the same legal force and validity as though served upon it personally. Service of such process shall be made by delivering to the Secretary of State, the corporation department of the office a copy of such process, together with the fee for service of process required by the Secretary of State, and such service shall be sufficient service upon said foreign corporation if notice of such service and a copy of the process are, within 10 days thereafter, sent by registered mail by the plaintiff to the defendant at its principal office in such other state or territory and the plaintiff's affidavit of compliance herewith is appended to the summons. The court in which the action is pending may order such continuances as may be necessary to afford the defendant reasonable opportunity to defend the action. The fee paid by the plaintiff to the Secretary of State at the time of the service may be recovered as taxable costs by the plaintiff if such party prevails in the action. The Secretary of State shall keep a record of all process served upon him under this section and shall record therein the time of such service.
(Source: P.A. 92-483, eff. 8-23-01.)

205 ILCS 620/4-4

    (205 ILCS 620/4-4) (from Ch. 17, par. 1554-4)
    Sec. 4-4. Place of business not to be established in State; not deemed transacting business.
    (a) A foreign corporation, as defined in Section 1-5.08 of this Act, shall not establish in this State a place of business, branch office, or agency for the conduct of business as a fiduciary and because it is not permitted to establish in this State a place of business, branch office or agency, a foreign corporation insofar as it acts in a fiduciary capacity in this State pursuant to the provisions of this Act shall not be deemed to be transacting business in this State. The foreign corporation may apply for, and procure from the Commissioner, a license to establish a representative office pursuant to the Foreign Bank Representative Office Act.
    The provisions of this subsection (a) do not apply to foreign corporations establishing or acquiring and maintaining a place of business in this State to conduct business as a fiduciary in accordance with Article IVA of this Act.
    (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this Section 4-4, after May 31, 1997, a branch of an out-of-state bank, as defined in Section 2 of the Illinois Banking Act, and a foreign association, as defined in Section 1-10.31 of the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, may establish an office in this State for the conduct of business as a fiduciary, provided: (i) fiduciary business conducted in this State by a branch of an out-of-state bank is subject to examination by the Commissioner; and (ii) the trust activities of the branch of the out-of-state bank are subject to regulation, including enforcement actions, by the Commissioner to the same extent as Illinois corporate fiduciaries.
(Source: P.A. 91-97, eff. 7-9-99; 92-483, eff. 8-23-01.)

205 ILCS 620/4-5

    (205 ILCS 620/4-5) (from Ch. 17, par. 1554-5)
    Sec. 4-5. Certificate of authority; fees; certificate of reciprocity.
    (a) Prior to the time any foreign corporation acts in this State as testamentary trustee, trustee appointed by any court, trustee under any written agreement, declaration or instrument of trust, executor, administrator, administrator to collect, guardian or in any other like fiduciary capacity, such foreign corporation shall apply to the Commissioner of Banks and Real Estate for a certificate of authority with reference to the fiduciary capacity or capacities in which such foreign corporation proposes to act in this State, and the Commissioner of Banks and Real Estate shall issue a certificate of authority to such corporation concerning only the fiduciary capacity or such of the fiduciary capacities to which the application pertains and with respect to which he has been furnished satisfactory evidence that such foreign corporation meets the requirements of Section 4-2 of this Act. The certificate of authority shall set forth the fiduciary capacity or capacities, as the case may be, for which the certificate is issued, and shall recite and certify that such foreign corporation is eligible to act in this State in such fiduciary capacity or capacities, as the case may be, pursuant to the provisions of this Act. The certificate of authority shall remain in full force and effect until such time as such foreign corporation ceases to be eligible so to act under the provisions of this Act.
    (b) Each foreign corporation making application for a certificate of authority shall pay reasonable fees to the Commissioner of Banks and Real Estate as determined by the Commissioner for the services of his office.
    (c) Any foreign corporation holding a certificate of reciprocity which recites and certifies that such foreign corporation is eligible to act in this State in any such fiduciary capacity pursuant to the provisions of Article IV of this Act or any predecessor Act upon the same subject, issued prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1987 may act in this State under such certificate of reciprocity in any such fiduciary capacity without applying for a new certificate of authority. Such certificate of reciprocity shall remain in full force and effect until such time as such foreign corporation ceases to be eligible so to act under the provisions of Article IV of this Act.
    (d) Any foreign corporation acting in Illinois under a certificate of authority or a certificate of reciprocity shall report changes in its name or address to the Commissioner and shall notify the Commissioner when it is no longer serving as a corporate fiduciary in Illinois.
    (e) The provisions of this Section shall not apply to a foreign corporation establishing or acquiring and maintaining a place of business in this State to conduct business as a fiduciary in accordance with Article IVA of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-483, eff. 8-23-01.)

205 ILCS 620/Art. IVA

 
    (205 ILCS 620/Art. IVA heading)
ARTICLE IVA. MULTISTATE TRUST ACTIVITIES

205 ILCS 620/4A-1

    (205 ILCS 620/4A-1)
    Sec. 4A-1. Corporate fiduciaries establishing offices in other states.
    (a) A corporate fiduciary may act as a fiduciary or otherwise engage in fiduciary activities in this or any other state or foreign country, subject to complying with applicable laws of that state or foreign country, at an office established and maintained pursuant to this Act, at a branch, or at any location other than an office or branch. A corporate fiduciary seeking to establish or acquire a branch in another state or foreign country must comply with the notice provisions in Section 1-7 of this Act.
    (b) A corporate fiduciary may also conduct any activities at any office outside Illinois that are permissible for a trust institution chartered by the state where the office is located, except to the extent those activities are expressly prohibited by the laws of Illinois or by any regulation or order of the Commissioner. However, the Commissioner may waive any such prohibition if he determines, by order or regulation, that the involvement of out-of-state offices of state corporate fiduciaries in particular activities would not threaten the safety or soundness of those state corporate fiduciaries.
(Source: P.A. 92-483, eff. 8-23-01.)

205 ILCS 620/4A-5

    (205 ILCS 620/4A-5)
    Sec. 4A-5. Foreign corporations establishing places of business to conduct fiduciary activities in Illinois.
    (a) A foreign corporation may establish or acquire and maintain a place of business for the conduct of business as a fiduciary in this State provided that a corporate fiduciary that has its principal place of business in Illinois is permitted to establish or acquire and maintain a similar place of business that may engage in activities substantially similar to those permitted to foreign corporations under this Act in the state where the foreign corporation has its principal place of business.
    (b) A foreign corporation desiring to establish or acquire and maintain a place of business to conduct business as a fiduciary in Illinois under this Section shall provide, or cause its home state regulator to provide, written notice of the proposed transaction to the Commissioner on or after the date on which the foreign corporation applies to its home state regulator for approval to establish or acquire and maintain a place of business in Illinois. The filing of the notice shall be preceded or accompanied by a copy of the resolution adopted by the board authorizing the additional place of business and the filing fee required by the Commissioner. The Commissioner may prescribe the form of the notice required under this Section. In the Commissioner's discretion, the application or notice submitted to the foreign corporation's home state regulator may be sufficient notice under this Section.
    (c) A foreign corporation desiring to establish or acquire and maintain a place of business to conduct business as a fiduciary shall (i) confirm in writing to the Commissioner that for as long as it maintains a place of business in Illinois, it will comply with the laws of this State and (ii) provide satisfactory evidence to the Commissioner of compliance with any applicable requirements of state foreign corporation qualification laws and applicable requirements of its home state regulator for acquiring or establishing and maintaining the office.
    (d) A foreign corporation submitting a notice to the Commissioner in accordance with subsection (b) may commence fiduciary business at the place of business listed in its notice after the Commissioner approves the foreign corporation to conduct a fiduciary business in Illinois. However, if the foreign corporation is not a depository institution and the Commissioner approves the foreign corporation to conduct a fiduciary business in Illinois subject to specific conditions, the foreign corporation shall not commence a fiduciary business in Illinois until it has satisfied those conditions and provided evidence satisfactory to the Commissioner that it has done so. The Commissioner may deny approval of the notice if he finds that the foreign corporation lacks sufficient financial resources to undertake the proposed expansion without adversely affecting its safety or soundness or that the place of business is contrary to the public interest.
(Source: P.A. 97-492, eff. 1-1-12.)

205 ILCS 620/4A-10

    (205 ILCS 620/4A-10)
    Sec. 4A-10. Additional places of business for foreign corporations. A foreign corporation that establishes or acquires and maintains a place of business to conduct business as a fiduciary in Illinois pursuant to Section 4A-5 may establish or acquire additional trust offices or representative offices in this State to the same extent that a corporate fiduciary may establish or acquire additional offices in Illinois under Section 1-7 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-483, eff. 8-23-01.)

205 ILCS 620/4A-15

    (205 ILCS 620/4A-15)
    Sec. 4A-15. Representative offices. A foreign corporation not conducting fiduciary activities may establish a representative office under the Foreign Bank Representative Office Act. At these offices, the foreign corporation may market and solicit fiduciary services and provide back office and administrative support to the foreign corporation's fiduciary activities, but it may not engage in fiduciary activities.
(Source: P.A. 92-483, eff. 8-23-01; 92-811, eff. 8-21-02.)

205 ILCS 620/4A-20

    (205 ILCS 620/4A-20)
    Sec. 4A-20. Examination of foreign corporations.
    (a) To the extent consistent with subsection (c) of this Section, the Commissioner may make such examinations of any place of business established or maintained under Section 4A-5 by a foreign corporation as the Commissioner may deem necessary to determine whether the place of business is being operated in compliance with the laws of this State and in accordance with safe and sound banking practices. The provisions of Section 5-2 of this Act shall apply to the examinations.
    (b) The Commissioner may require periodic reports regarding any foreign corporation that has maintained a place of business in this State under Section 4A-5. The required reports shall be provided by the foreign corporation or by the home state regulator. Any reporting requirements prescribed by the Commissioner under this Section shall be consistent with Section 5-9 of this Act.
    (c) The Commissioner may enter into cooperative, coordinating, and information-sharing agreements with any other bank supervisory agencies or any organization affiliated with or representing one or more bank supervisory agencies with respect to the periodic examination or other supervision of any office in this State of a foreign corporation or any office of a corporate fiduciary in a host state. The Commissioner may accept a report of examination or report of investigation in lieu of the Commissioner conducting an examination or investigation.
    (d) The Commissioner may enter into contracts with any bank supervisory agency that has concurrent jurisdiction over a corporate fiduciary or foreign corporation maintaining a place of business under Section 4A-5 of this Act to engage the services of that agency's examiners at a reasonable rate of compensation or to provide the services of the Commissioner's examiners to that agency at a reasonable rate of compensation.
    (e) The Commissioner may enter joint examinations or joint enforcement actions with other bank supervisory agencies having concurrent jurisdiction over any place of business established under Section 4A-5 or any office of a corporate fiduciary in any host state. The Commissioner may at any time take such actions independently if the Commissioner deems such actions to be necessary or appropriate to ensure compliance with the laws of this State. However, in the case of a foreign corporation, the Commissioner shall recognize the exclusive authority of the home state regulator over corporate governance matters and the primary responsibility of the home state regulator over safety and soundness matters.
    (f) A foreign corporation that maintains one or more offices pursuant to Section 4A-5 may be assessed, and if assessed, shall pay supervisory and examination fees in accordance with Section 5-10 of this Act. The fees may be shared with other bank supervisory agencies or any organization affiliated with or representing one or more bank supervisory agencies in accordance with agreements between such parties and the Commissioner.
(Source: P.A. 92-483, eff. 8-23-01.)

205 ILCS 620/4A-25

    (205 ILCS 620/4A-25)
    Sec. 4A-25. Notice to Commissioner. A corporate fiduciary that maintains a place of business in this State under Section 4A-5, or the home state regulator of such foreign corporation, shall give at least 30 days prior written notice or, in the case of an emergency transaction, such shorter notice as is consistent with applicable state or federal law, to the Commissioner of:
        (1) any merger, consolidation, or other transaction
    
that would cause a change in control with respect to the foreign corporation or any bank holding company that controls the corporation;
        (2) any transfer of all or substantially all of the
    
trust accounts or trust assets of the foreign corporation to another person; or
        (3) the closing or disposition of any place of
    
business in this State.
(Source: P.A. 92-483, eff. 8-23-01.)

205 ILCS 620/Art. V

 
    (205 ILCS 620/Art. V heading)
ARTICLE V. SUPERVISION OF CORPORATE FIDUCIARIES
AND POWERS OF THE COMMISSIONER

205 ILCS 620/5-1

    (205 ILCS 620/5-1) (from Ch. 17, par. 1555-1)
    Sec. 5-1. Commissioner's powers. The Commissioner of Banks and Real Estate shall have the following powers and authority and is charged with the duties and responsibilities designated in this Act:
    (a) To promulgate, in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, reasonable rules for the purpose of administering the provisions of this Act and for the purpose of incorporating by reference rules promulgated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, or their successors that pertain to corporate fiduciaries, including, but not limited to, standards for the operation and conduct of the affairs of corporate fiduciaries;
    (b) To issue orders for the purpose of administering the provisions of this Act and any rule promulgated in accordance with this Act;
    (c) To appoint hearing officers to conduct hearings held pursuant to any of the powers granted to the Commissioner under this Section for the purpose of administering this Act and any rule promulgated in accordance with this Act;
    (d) To subpoena witnesses, to compel their attendance, to administer an oath, to examine any person under oath and to require the production of any relevant books, papers, accounts and documents in the course of and pursuant to any investigation being conducted, or any action being taken, by the Commissioner in respect of any matter relating to the duties imposed upon, or the powers vested in, the Commissioner under the provisions of this Act, or any rule or regulation promulgated in accordance with this Act;
    (e) To conduct hearings;
    (f) To promulgate the form and content of any applications required under this Act;
    (g) To impose civil penalties of up to $100,000 against any person or corporate fiduciary for each violation of any provision of this Act, any rule promulgated in accordance with this Act, any order of the Commissioner or any other action which, in the Commissioner's discretion, is a detriment or impediment to accepting or executing trusts; and
    (h) To address any inquiries to any corporate fiduciary, or the officers thereof, in relation to its doings and conditions, or any other matter connected with its affairs, and it shall be the duty of any corporate fiduciary or person so addressed, to promptly reply in writing to such inquiries. The Commissioner may also require reports from any corporate fiduciary at any time he may deem desirable.
(Source: P.A. 96-1365, eff. 7-28-10.)

205 ILCS 620/5-2

    (205 ILCS 620/5-2) (from Ch. 17, par. 1555-2)
    Sec. 5-2. Examinations of corporate fiduciaries.
    (a) The Commissioner, no less frequently than 18 months following the preceding examination, and whenever in his judgment it is necessary or expedient, either personally or by one or more competent persons appointed by him, shall visit and examine every corporate fiduciary in this State and may, to the extent the Commissioner determines necessary, examine the affairs of the corporate fiduciary's subsidiaries, affiliates, parent companies and contractual service providers for fiduciary services of the corporate fiduciary as shall be necessary to fully disclose the condition of such subsidiaries, affiliates, parent companies and contractual service providers and the relation between the corporate fiduciary and such subsidiaries, affiliates, parent companies and contractual service providers and the effect of such relations upon the affairs of such corporate fiduciary. Instead of the Commissioner making the examination provided by this subsection or appointing a competent person to do so, the Commissioner may accept on an alternating basis the examination made by the corporate fiduciary's appropriate federal regulatory agency, provided the appropriate federal regulatory agency has made such an examination. Fiduciary services shall include, but not be limited to, clerical, accounting, bookkeeping, statistical, data processing, safekeeping or similar functions for a corporate fiduciary.
    (b) The Commissioner and every such examiner may administer an oath to any person whose testimony is required on any such examination, and compel the appearance and attendance of any such person for the purpose of examination, by summons, subpoena or attachment, in the manner now authorized in respect to the attendance of persons as witnesses in the circuit court; and all books and papers which are necessary to be examined by the Commissioner or examiner so appointed shall be produced, and their production may be compelled in like manner.
    (c) The expense of every examination, if any, shall be paid by the corporate fiduciary examined, in such amount as the Commissioner certifies to be just and reasonable.
    (d) On every examination, inquiry shall be made as to the condition and resources of the corporate fiduciary generally, the mode of conducting and managing its affairs, the action of its directors or trustees, the investments of its funds, the safety and prudence of its management, the security afforded to those by whom its engagements are held, and whether the requirements of its charter and of the laws have been complied with in the administration of its affairs. The nature and condition of the assets in or investment of any bonus, pension, or profit sharing plan for officers or employees of a corporate fiduciary shall be deemed to be included in the affairs of that corporate fiduciary subject to examination by the Commissioner.
    (e) Whenever any corporate fiduciary causes to be performed, by contract or otherwise, any fiduciary services for itself, whether on or off its premises:
        (1) such performance shall be subject to examination
    
by the Commissioner to the same extent as if the services were being performed by the corporate fiduciary itself on its own premises; and
        (2) the corporate fiduciary shall notify the
    
Commissioner of the existence of the service relationship. Such notification shall be submitted within 30 days after the making of such service contract, or the performance of the service, whichever occurs first. The Commissioner shall be notified of each subsequent contract in the same manner.
    For purposes of this subsection (e), the term "fiduciary services" shall include such services as the computation and posting of interest and other credits and charges; preparation and mailing of checks, statements, notices and similar items; clerical, bookkeeping, accounting, statistical or similar functions; and any other function which the corporate fiduciary, in the ordinary course of its business, could have performed itself.
    Any report of examination pursuant to this Section and any copies thereof shall be the property of the Commissioner, confidential and may only be disclosed under the circumstances set forth in Section 48.3 of the Illinois Banking Act, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 92-811, eff. 8-21-02.)

205 ILCS 620/5-3

    (205 ILCS 620/5-3) (from Ch. 17, par. 1555-3)
    Sec. 5-3. Violations; orders.
    (a) Whenever it appears to the Commissioner from any examination, statement of condition or report, that any corporate fiduciary has committed any violation of law, has made or published a false statement of condition or is conducting its business in an unsafe, unsound or unauthorized manner, he shall, by an order under his signature, direct the discontinuance of such illegal and unsafe, unsound or unauthorized practices and that the corporate fiduciary strictly conform with the requirements of the law, and with safety and security in its transactions.
    (b) If a corporate fiduciary refuses or neglects to make a required statement of condition or any report required under this Act, or to comply with an order as above stated, or if it appears to the Commissioner that it is unsafe or inexpedient for the corporate fiduciary to continue to transact business, or that extraordinary withdrawals of money are jeopardizing the interests of remaining depositors, or that any corporate fiduciary or officer of a corporate fiduciary has abused his trust or is guilty of misconduct in his official position, injurious to the corporate fiduciary, or that it has suffered a serious loss, he shall enter an order appropriate to the circumstances, which may include the appointment of a receiver as hereinafter provided, the taking of possession of the corporate fiduciary, or the removal of a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporate fiduciary, or he may, represented by the Attorney General, seek an injunction or other appropriate order from the court.
    (c) No dividends shall be paid by a corporate fiduciary while it continues its business as a corporate fiduciary to an amount greater than its net profits then on hand, deducting first therefrom its losses and bad debts.
(Source: P.A. 92-483, eff. 8-23-01.)

205 ILCS 620/5-4

    (205 ILCS 620/5-4) (from Ch. 17, par. 1555-4)
    Sec. 5-4. If the Commissioner has satisfactory evidence that any statement of condition or other report required or authorized by this Act, made by any officer or officers of a corporate fiduciary is false, the Commissioner may revoke the certificate of authority granted on behalf of such corporate fiduciary and mail a copy of such revocation to that corporate fiduciary and the clerk of the circuit court in each county in the state of Illinois. Such revocation shall not be set aside until satisfactory evidence is given to the Commissioner that such corporate fiduciary is in substance and in fact in the condition set forth in such required statement of condition or report or that a corrected statement of condition, or report as the case may be, is prepared, filed with the Commissioner and published if the original statement or report was required to be published and satisfactory evidence that all the requirements of this Act have been complied with. Such revocation is cause for the removal of such corporate fiduciary from any appointment held by it under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-858.)

205 ILCS 620/5-5

    (205 ILCS 620/5-5) (from Ch. 17, par. 1555-5)
    Sec. 5-5. A special meeting of the board of directors may be held upon call by the Commissioner or an examiner appointed under the provisions of this Act, upon not less than 12 hours notice of such meeting by personal service of such notice, or by mailing said notice to each of the directors at his residence as shown by the books of the corporate fiduciary.
(Source: P.A. 85-858.)

205 ILCS 620/5-6

    (205 ILCS 620/5-6) (from Ch. 17, par. 1555-6)
    Sec. 5-6. Removal orders. Whenever, in the opinion of the Secretary, any director, officer, employee, or agent of a corporate fiduciary or subsidiary or corporate parent of the corporate fiduciary shall have violated any law, rule, or order relating to the corporate fiduciary or subsidiary or corporate parent of the corporate fiduciary, shall have engaged in an unsafe or unsound practice in conducting the business of the corporate fiduciary or subsidiary or corporate parent of the corporate fiduciary, or shall have violated any law or engaged or participated in any unsafe or unsound practice in connection with any financial institution or other business entity such that the character and fitness of the director, officer, employee, or agent does not assure reasonable promise of safe and sound operation of the corporate fiduciary or subsidiary or corporate parent of the corporate fiduciary, the Secretary may issue an order of removal. If in the opinion of the Secretary, any former director, officer, employee, or agent of a corporate fiduciary or subsidiary or corporate parent of the corporate fiduciary, prior to the termination of his or her service with the corporate fiduciary or subsidiary or corporate parent of the corporate fiduciary, violated any law, rule, or order relating to the corporate fiduciary or subsidiary or corporate parent of the corporate fiduciary or engaged in an unsafe or unsound practice in conducting the business of the corporate fiduciary or subsidiary or corporate parent of the corporate fiduciary or violated any law or engaged or participated in any unsafe or unsound practice in connection with any financial institution or other business entity such that the character and fitness of the director, officer, employee, or agent would not have assured reasonable promise of safe and sound operation of the corporate fiduciary or subsidiary or corporate parent of the corporate fiduciary, the Secretary may issue an order prohibiting that person from further service with a corporate fiduciary or subsidiary or corporate parent of the corporate fiduciary as a director, officer, employee, or agent. An order issued pursuant to this Section shall be served upon the director, officer, employee, or agent. A copy of the order shall be sent to each director of the corporate fiduciary affected by personal service, certified mail return receipt requested, or any other method that provides proof of service and receipt. A copy of the order shall be served upon the corporate fiduciary of which the person is a director, officer, employee, or agent, whereupon the person shall cease to be a director, officer, employee, or agent of the corporate fiduciary. Any person who has been removed or prohibited by an order of the Secretary under this Section or subsection (7) of Section 48 of the Illinois Banking Act may not thereafter serve as director, officer, employee, or agent of any State bank or corporate fiduciary, or of any other entity that is subject to licensure or regulation by the Division of Banking unless the Secretary has granted prior approval in writing. The Secretary may institute a civil action against the director, officer, employee, or agent subject to an order issued under this Section and against the corporate fiduciary to enforce compliance with or to enjoin any violation of the terms of the order.
(Source: P.A. 96-1163, eff. 1-1-11.)

205 ILCS 620/5-7

    (205 ILCS 620/5-7) (from Ch. 17, par. 1555-7)
    Sec. 5-7. Any person or corporate fiduciary affected by any action under this Act, other than under Section 5-6, may request a hearing before the Commissioner within 10 days after receipt of notice of such action. The hearing shall be held by the Commissioner within 30 days after such request has been received by the Commissioner. At the conclusion of such hearing, the Commissioner shall make a determination approving, modifying or disapproving the action taken as the final administrative decision.
(Source: P.A. 86-754.)

205 ILCS 620/5-8

    (205 ILCS 620/5-8) (from Ch. 17, par. 1555-8)
    Sec. 5-8. All final administrative decisions of the Secretary shall be subject to review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, as now or hereafter amended, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. For matters involving administrative review, venue shall be in either Sangamon County or Cook County.
(Source: P.A. 96-1163, eff. 1-1-11.)

205 ILCS 620/5-9

    (205 ILCS 620/5-9) (from Ch. 17, par. 1555-9)
    Sec. 5-9. Statement of condition.
    (a) Each corporate fiduciary shall file with the Commissioner, when requested, a statement under oath, of the condition of such corporate fiduciary as of the date requested. The statement of condition shall be in such form and contain such statements, returns and information, as to the affairs, business conditions, and resources of the corporate fiduciary or of its trust department, as the case may be, as the said Commissioner may, from time to time prescribe or require.
    (b) Such statement of condition shall be verified by the affidavit of the president, vice president or principal accounting officer of said corporate fiduciary, who shall also state in such affidavit that he has examined the books and accounts of said corporate fiduciary or of its trust department, as the case may be for the purpose of making said report or statement, and that the information contained in the statement or report is accurate to the best of his knowledge and belief. If the statement is submitted in electronic form, the Commissioner may, in the call for the report, specify the manner in which the appropriate officer of the corporate fiduciary shall verify the statement of condition.
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) Any corporate fiduciary which fails to file an accurate statement of condition on or before the date it is due may be fined $100 for each day of noncompliance.
    (e) Any corporate fiduciary which is the victim of a robbery or experiences a shortage of funds in excess of $10,000, an apparent misapplication of the corporate fiduciary's funds by an officer, employee, director, or agent, a charge-off of assets of the corporate fiduciary, or any adverse legal action in an amount in excess of 10% of total capital and surplus of the corporate fiduciary, including but not limited to, the entry of an adverse money judgment against the corporate fiduciary shall report that information in writing to the Commissioner within 7 days. Neither the corporate fiduciary, its directors, officers, employees or agents, in the preparation or filing of the reports required by this subsection, shall be subject to any liability for libel, slander or other charges resulting from information supplied in such reports, except when the supplying of such information is done in a corrupt or malicious manner or otherwise not in good faith.
(Source: P.A. 97-492, eff. 1-1-12.)

205 ILCS 620/5-10

    (205 ILCS 620/5-10) (from Ch. 17, par. 1555-10)
    Sec. 5-10. Fees; receivership account.
    (a) There shall be paid to the Commissioner by every corporate fiduciary including each trust company, bank, savings and loan association, and savings bank to which this Act shall apply, reasonable fees that the Commissioner shall assess to recover the costs of administration, certification, examination and supervision of trusts authorized under this Act.
    (b) In addition to the fees authorized in subsection (a) of this Section the Commissioner shall assess reasonable receivership fees and establish a Non-insured Institutions Receivership account in the Bank and Trust Company Fund to provide for the expenses that arise from the administration of the receivership of a corporate fiduciary under this Act. The aggregate of such assessments shall be paid into the Non-insured Institutions Receivership account in the Bank and Trust Company Fund. The assessments for this account shall be levied until the sum of $4,000,000 has been deposited into the account from assessments authorized herein, whereupon the Non-insured Institutions Receivership account assessment shall be abated. If a receivership of a corporate fiduciary under this Act requires expenditures from this account, assessments may be reinstituted until the balance in the Non-insured Institutions Receivership account arising from assessments is restored to $4,000,000.
    (c) The Commissioner may, by rule, establish a reasonable manner of assessing the receivership assessments under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-1365, eff. 7-28-10.)

205 ILCS 620/5-10.5

    (205 ILCS 620/5-10.5)
    Sec. 5-10.5. Disclosure of records. A corporate fiduciary may not disclose to any person, except to the customer or the customer's duly authorized agent, any records pertaining to the fiduciary relationship between the corporate fiduciary and the customer unless:
        (1) the instrument or court order establishing the
    
fiduciary relationship permits the record to be disclosed under the circumstances;
        (2) applicable law authorizes the disclosure;
        (3) disclosure by the corporate fiduciary is
    
necessary to perform a transaction or act that is authorized by the instrument or court order establishing the fiduciary relationship; or
        (4) Section 48.1 of the Illinois Banking Act would
    
permit a bank to disclose the record to the same extent under the circumstances.
    For purposes of this Section, "customer" means the person or individual who contracted to establish the fiduciary relationship or who executed any instrument or document from which the fiduciary relationship was established, a person authorized by the customer to provide such direction or, if the instrument, law, or court order so permits, the beneficiaries of the fiduciary relationship.
(Source: P.A. 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)

205 ILCS 620/5-11

    (205 ILCS 620/5-11) (from Ch. 17, par. 1555-11)
    Sec. 5-11. A corporate fiduciary shall be reimbursed for costs which are reasonably necessary and which have been directly incurred in searching for, reproducing or transporting books, papers, records or other data of a customer required or requested to be produced pursuant to a lawful subpoena, summons, warrant or court order. The Commissioner shall determine the rates and conditions under which payment may be made.
(Source: P.A. 85-1402.)

205 ILCS 620/Art. VI

 
    (205 ILCS 620/Art. VI heading)
ARTICLE VI. RECEIVER AND INVOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION

205 ILCS 620/6-1

    (205 ILCS 620/6-1) (from Ch. 17, par. 1556-1)
    Sec. 6-1. Exclusive remedy. The proceedings pursuant to this Article 6 shall be the exclusive remedy and the only proceedings commenced in any court for the dissolution or for the winding up of the affairs or for the appointment of a receiver for any corporate fiduciary.
(Source: P.A. 85-858.)

205 ILCS 620/6-2

    (205 ILCS 620/6-2) (from Ch. 17, par. 1556-2)
    Sec. 6-2. Control by Commissioner.
    (a) If the Commissioner with respect to a corporate fiduciary shall find:
        (1) Its capital is impaired or it is otherwise in an
    
unsound condition; or
        (2) Its business is being conducted in an unlawful
    
manner, including, without limitation, in violation of any provisions of this Act or of an order of the Commissioner, or in a fraudulent or unsafe manner; or
        (3) It is unable to continue operations; or
        (4) Its examination has been obstructed or impeded;
    
the Commissioner may give notice to the board of directors of the corporate fiduciary of his finding or findings. If the situation so found by the Commissioner shall not be corrected to his satisfaction within 60 days after receipt of such notice, the Commissioner at the termination of said 60 days may take possession and control of the corporate fiduciary, its assets, and assets held for beneficiaries of its fiduciary obligations, as in this Act provided for the purpose of examination, reorganization or liquidation through receivership.
    (b) If, in addition to a finding as provided in subsection (a) of this Section, the Commissioner shall be of the opinion and shall find that an emergency exists which may result in serious losses to the beneficiaries of fiduciary relationships with the corporate fiduciary, he may, in his discretion, without having given the notice provided for in subsection (a) of this Section, and whether or not proceedings under subsection (a) of this Section have been instituted or are then pending, forthwith take possession and control of the corporate fiduciary and its assets for the purpose of examination, reorganization or liquidation through receivership.
(Source: P.A. 92-483, eff. 8-23-01.)

205 ILCS 620/6-3

    (205 ILCS 620/6-3) (from Ch. 17, par. 1556-3)
    Sec. 6-3. The Commissioner may take possession and control of a corporate fiduciary, its assets, and assets held for the beneficiaries of its fiduciary obligations by posting upon the premises of each office at which it transacts its business as a corporate fiduciary a notice reciting that he is assuming possession pursuant to this Act, and the time when his possession shall be deemed to commence.
(Source: P.A. 85-858.)

205 ILCS 620/6-4

    (205 ILCS 620/6-4) (from Ch. 17, par. 1556-4)
    Sec. 6-4. Judicial proceedings; examination.
    (a) Promptly after taking possession and control of a corporate fiduciary, the Commissioner shall file a copy of the notice posted upon the premises in the circuit court in the county in which the corporate fiduciary is located, which cause shall be entered as a court action upon the dockets of such court under the name and style of "In the matter of the possession and control of the Commissioner of Banks and Real Estate of ......" (inserting the name of such corporate fiduciary). If the Commissioner determines (which determination may be made at the time of, or at any time subsequent to, his taking possession and control of a corporate fiduciary) that no practical possibility exists to reorganize the corporate fiduciary after reasonable efforts have been made, the Commissioner, represented by the Attorney General shall also file a complaint, if he has not already done so under Section 58 of the Illinois Banking Act, as now or hereafter amended, for the appointment of a receiver or such other proceeding as is appropriate under the circumstances. The court where the cause is docketed shall be vested with jurisdiction to hear and determine all issues and matters pertaining to or connected with the Commissioner's possession and control of such corporate fiduciary as provided in this Act, and such further issues and matters pertaining to or connected with the Commissioner's possession and control as may be submitted to such court for its adjudication by the Commissioner.
    (b) The Commissioner, upon taking possession and control of a corporate fiduciary, may, and, if he has not previously done so, shall, immediately upon filing a complaint for dissolution, make an examination of the affairs of the corporate fiduciary or appoint a corporate fiduciary or other suitable person to make the examination as the Commissioner's agent. The examination shall be conducted in accordance with and pursuant to the authority granted under Section 5-2 of this Act, and the corporate fiduciary or other suitable person conducting the examination shall have and may exercise on behalf of the Commissioner all of the powers and authority granted to the Commissioner thereunder. The report of examination shall, to the extent reasonably possible, identify those governing instruments with specific instructions concerning the appointment of a successor fiduciary. A copy of the report shall be filed in any dissolution proceeding filed by the Commissioner. The reasonable fees and necessary expenses of the examining corporate fiduciary or other suitable person, as approved by the Commissioner or as recommended by the Commissioner and approved by the court if a dissolution proceeding has been filed, shall be borne by the subject corporate fiduciary and shall have the same priority for payment as the reasonable and necessary expenses of the Commissioner in conducting an examination.
    As soon as reasonably can be done, the Commissioner, if he deems it advisable, shall seek the advice and instruction of the court concerning the removal of the corporate fiduciary as to all of its fiduciary accounts and the appointment of a successor fiduciary (which may be the examining corporate fiduciary) to take over and administer all of the fiduciary accounts being administered by the trust department of the corporate fiduciary. The corporate fiduciary or other suitable person appointed to make the examination shall make a proper accounting, in the manner and scope as determined by the Commissioner to be practical and advisable under the circumstances, on behalf of the trust department of the corporate fiduciary and no guardian ad litem need be appointed to review the accounting.
(Source: P.A. 89-508, eff. 7-3-96.)

205 ILCS 620/6-5

    (205 ILCS 620/6-5) (from Ch. 17, par. 1556-5)
    Sec. 6-5. When the Commissioner has taken possession and control of a corporate fiduciary and its assets, he shall be vested with the full powers of management and control, including but not limited to, the following:
    (1) The power to continue or to discontinue the business;
    (2) The power to stop or to limit the payment of its obligations;
    (3) The power to collect and to use its assets and to give valid receipts and acquittances therefor;
    (4) The power to employ and to pay any necessary assistants;
    (5) The power to execute any instrument in the name of the corporate fiduciary;
    (6) The power to commence, defend and conduct in its name any action or proceeding in which it may be a party;
    (7) The power, upon the order of the court, to sell and convey its assets in whole or in part, and to sell or compound bad or doubtful debts upon such terms and conditions as may be fixed in such order;
    (8) The power, upon the order of the court, to make and to carry out agreements with other corporate fiduciaries, financial institutions or with the United States or any agency thereof, for the payment or assumption of the corporate fiduciaries liabilities, in whole or in part, and to transfer assets and to make guaranties, in whole or in part, and to transfer assets and to make guaranties in connection therewith;
    (9) The power, upon the order of the court, to borrow money in the name of the corporate fiduciary and to pledge its assets as security for the loan;
    (10) The power to terminate his possession and control by restoring the corporate fiduciary to its board of directors;
    (11) The power to reorganize the corporate fiduciary as provided in this Act;
    (12) The power to appoint a receiver which may be the Office of the Commissioner, a corporate fiduciary or another suitable person and to order liquidation of the corporate fiduciary as provided in this Act; and
    (13) The power, upon the order of the court and without the appointment of a receiver, to determine that the corporate fiduciary has been closed for the purpose of liquidation without adequate provision being made for payment of its fiduciary obligations, and thereupon the corporate fiduciary shall be deemed to have been closed on account of inability to meet its obligations to its beneficiaries.
(Source: P.A. 86-754.)

205 ILCS 620/6-6

    (205 ILCS 620/6-6) (from Ch. 17, par. 1556-6)
    Sec. 6-6. Upon taking possession, the Commissioner shall make an examination of the condition of the corporate fiduciary, an inventory of the assets and unless the time shall be extended by order of the court or, unless the Commissioner shall have otherwise settled the affairs of a corporate fiduciary pursuant to the provisions of this Act, within 30 days from the time of taking possession and control of the corporate fiduciary for the purpose of examination, reorganization or liquidation through receivership, the Commissioner shall either terminate his possession and control by restoring the corporate fiduciary to its board of directors or appoint a receiver which may be the Office of the Commissioner, a corporate fiduciary or another suitable person and order the liquidation of the corporate fiduciary as provided in this Act. All necessary and reasonable expenses of the Commissioner's possession and control and of its reorganization shall be a priority claim and shall be borne by the corporate fiduciary and may be paid by the Commissioner from its own assets as distinguished from those of beneficiaries of fiduciary relations.
(Source: P.A. 86-754.)

205 ILCS 620/6-7

    (205 ILCS 620/6-7) (from Ch. 17, par. 1556-7)
    Sec. 6-7. If the Commissioner takes possession and control of a corporate fiduciary and its assets, or appoints a receiver which may be the Office of the Commissioner, a corporate fiduciary or another suitable person for the purpose of so doing, any period of limitation fixed by a statute or agreement which would otherwise expire on a claim or right of action of the corporate fiduciary, on its own behalf or on behalf of a beneficiary in any of its fiduciary capacities, or upon which an appeal must be taken or a pleading or other document must be filed by the corporate fiduciary in any pending action or proceeding shall be tolled until 6 months after the commencement of such possession and no judgment, lien, levy, attachment or other similar legal process shall be enforced upon or satisfied in whole or in part from any asset of the corporate fiduciary or from any asset of a beneficiary of any of its fiduciary capacities while it is in the possession of the Commissioner or receiver, except upon the order of the court.
(Source: P.A. 86-754.)

205 ILCS 620/6-7.1

    (205 ILCS 620/6-7.1) (from Ch. 17, par. 1556-7.1)
    Sec. 6-7.1. If the Commissioner appoints a receiver to take possession and control of the assets of the beneficiaries of such fiduciary relations, for the purpose of holding such assets as fiduciary for the benefit of such beneficiaries pending the winding up of the affairs of the corporate fiduciary being liquidated and the appointment of a successor fiduciary or fiduciaries for such beneficiaries, any period of limitation fixed by statute, rule of court or agreement which would otherwise expire on a claim or right of action in favor of or against the beneficiary of such fiduciary relations, or upon which an appeal must be taken or a pleading or other document which must be filed by a corporate fiduciary on behalf of a beneficiary in any pending action or proceeding shall be tolled for a period of 6 months after the appointment of a receiver, and no judgment, lien, levy, attachment or other similar legal process shall be enforced upon or satisfied in whole or in part from any asset of the beneficiary of such fiduciary relations while it is in the possession of such receiver, except upon the order of the court.
(Source: P.A. 86-754.)

205 ILCS 620/6-8

    (205 ILCS 620/6-8) (from Ch. 17, par. 1556-8)
    Sec. 6-8. The Commissioner, while in possession and control of a corporate fiduciary may propose a reorganization plan, which plan may be amended from time to time because of changes in circumstances, if he finds:
    (1) The plan is feasible and fair to all classes of beneficiaries, creditors and stockholders.
    (2) The face amount of the interest accorded to any class of creditors or stockholders under the plan does not exceed the value of the assets upon liquidation less the full amount of the claims of all prior classes, subject, however, to any fair adjustment for new capital that any class will pay in under the plan.
    (3) The plan assures the removal of any director, officer or employee responsible for any unsound or unlawful action or the existence of an unsound condition.
    (4) Any merger or consolidation provided by the plan conforms to the requirements of this Act.
    (5) Any reorganized corporate fiduciary provided by the plan conforms to the requirements of this Act for the organization of a corporate fiduciary.
(Source: P.A. 85-1402.)

205 ILCS 620/6-9

    (205 ILCS 620/6-9) (from Ch. 17, par. 1556-9)
    Sec. 6-9. If the Commissioner determines at any time that no reasonable possibility exists for the corporate fiduciary to be reorganized after reasonable efforts have been made, and that it should be liquidated through receivership, he shall appoint a receiver. The Commissioner may require of the receiver such bond and security as the Commissioner deems proper. The Commissioner, represented by the Attorney General, shall file a complaint for the dissolution or winding up of the affairs of such corporate fiduciary in a court of the county where the principal office of such corporate fiduciary is located and shall cause notice to be given in a newspaper of general circulation once each week for four consecutive weeks that persons who may have claims against the corporate fiduciary present them to the receiver and to make legal proof thereof and notifying all such persons and all to whom it may concern of the filing of a complaint for the dissolution or winding up of the affairs of the corporate fiduciary and stating the name and location of said court. All persons who may have claims against the assets of such corporate fiduciary, as distinguished from the assets of the beneficiaries of such fiduciary relations, and the receiver to whom such persons have presented their claims may present them to the clerk of such court, and the allowance or disallowance of such claims by said court in connection with such proceedings shall be deemed an adjudication in a court of competent jurisdiction.
(Source: P.A. 86-754.)

205 ILCS 620/6-10

    (205 ILCS 620/6-10) (from Ch. 17, par. 1556-10)
    Sec. 6-10. The receiver for a corporate fiduciary, under the direction of the Commissioner, shall have the power and authority and is charged with the duties and responsibilities as follows:
    (1) To take possession of, and for the purpose of the receivership, the title to the books, records and assets of every description of the corporate fiduciary.
    (2) To proceed to collect all debts, dues and claims belonging to the corporate fiduciary.
    (3) To file with the Commissioner a copy of each report which he makes to the court, together with such other reports and records as the Commissioner may require.
    (4) The receiver shall have authority to sue and defend in the receiver's own name and with respect to the affairs, assets, claims, debts and chooses in action of the corporate fiduciary.
    (5) The receiver shall have authority, and it shall be the receiver's duty, to surrender to the customers of such corporate fiduciary, when requested in writing directed to the receiver by such customers, the assets, private papers and valuables left with the corporate fiduciary for safekeeping, under a custodial or agency agreement, upon satisfactory proof of ownership.
    (6) As soon as can reasonably be done, the receiver shall resign on behalf of the corporate fiduciary, all trusteeships, guardianships, and all appointments as executor and administrator, or as custodian under the Illinois Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, as now or hereafter amended, or as fiduciary under custodial or agency agreements or under the terms of any other written agreement or court order whereunder the corporate fiduciary is holding property in a fiduciary capacity for the benefit of another person, making in each case, from the records and documents available to the receiver, a proper accounting, in the manner and scope as determined by the Commissioner to be practical and advisable under the circumstances, on behalf of the corporate fiduciary. The receiver, prior to resigning, shall cause a successor trustee or fiduciary to be appointed pursuant to the terms set forth in the governing instrument or pursuant to the provisions of the Trusts and Trustees Act, as now or hereafter amended, if applicable, then the receiver shall make application to the court having jurisdiction over the liquidation or winding up of the corporate fiduciary, for the appointment of a successor. The receiver, if a corporate fiduciary, shall not be disqualified from acting as successor trustee or fiduciary if appointed under the terms of the governing instrument, by court order or by the customer of the corporate fiduciary whose affairs are being liquidated or wound up and, in such case, no guardian ad litem need be appointed to review the accounting of the receiver unless the beneficiaries or customers of the corporate fiduciary so request in writing.
    (7) The receiver shall have authority to redeem or take down collateral hypothecated by the corporate fiduciary to secure its notes and other evidence of indebtedness whenever the Commissioner deems it to be in the best interest of the creditors of the corporate fiduciary and directs the receiver so to do.
    (8) Whenever the receiver shall find it necessary in the receiver's opinion to use and employ money of the corporate fiduciary, in order to protect fully and benefit the corporate fiduciary, by the purchase or redemption of any property, real or personal, in which the corporate fiduciary may have any rights by reason of any bond, mortgage, assignment, or other claim thereto, the receiver may certify the facts together with the receiver's opinions as to the value of the property involved, and the value of the equity the corporate fiduciary may have in the property to the Commissioner, together with a request for the right and authority to use and employ so much of the money of the corporate fiduciary as may be necessary to purchase the property, or to redeem the same from a sale if there was a sale, and if such request is granted, the receiver may use so much of the money of the corporate fiduciary as the Commissioner may have authorized to purchase said property at such sale.
    (9) The receiver shall deposit daily all monies collected by the receiver in any State or national bank selected by the Commissioner, who may require (and the bank so selected may furnish) of such depository satisfactory securities or satisfactory surety bond for the safekeeping and prompt payment of the money so deposited. The deposits shall be made in the name of the Commissioner in trust for the receiver and be subject to withdrawal upon the receiver's order or upon the order of such persons as the Commissioner may designate. Such monies may be deposited without interest, unless otherwise agreed. However, if any interest was paid by such depository, it shall accrue to the benefit of the particular trust or fiduciary account to which the deposit belongs. Except as otherwise directed by the Commissioner, notwithstanding any other provision of this paragraph, the receiver's investment and other powers shall be those under the governing instrument or under the Trusts and Trustees Act, as now or hereafter amended, and shall include the power to pay out income and principal in accordance with the terms of the governing instrument.
    (10) The receiver shall do such things and take such steps from time to time under the direction and approval of the Commissioner as may reasonably appear to be necessary to conserve the corporate fiduciary's assets and secure the best interests of the creditors of the corporate fiduciary.
    (11) The receiver shall record any judgment of dissolution entered in a dissolution proceeding and thereupon turn over to the Commissioner a certified copy thereof, together with all books of accounts and ledgers of such corporate fiduciary for preservation, as distinguished from the books of accounts and ledgers of the corporate fiduciary relating to the assets of the beneficiaries of such fiduciary relations, all of which books of accounts and ledgers shall be turned over by the receiver to the successor trustee or fiduciary.
    (12) The receiver may cause all assets of the beneficiaries of such fiduciary relations to be registered in the name of the receiver or in the name of the receiver's nominee.
    (13) The receiver shall have a reasonable period of time in which to review all of the trust accounts, executorships, administrationships, guardianships, or other fiduciary relationships, in order to ascertain that the investments by the corporate fiduciary of the assets of such trust accounts, executorships, administrationships, guardianships or other fiduciary relationships comply with the terms of the governing instrument, the prudent person rule governing the investment of such funds, or any other law regulating the investment of such funds.
    (14) For its services in administering the trusts and other fiduciary accounts of the corporate fiduciary during the period of winding up the affairs of the corporate fiduciary, the receiver shall be entitled to be reimbursed for all costs and expenses incurred by the receiver and shall also be entitled to receive out of the assets of the individual fiduciary accounts being administered by the receiver during the period of winding up the affairs of the corporate fiduciary and prior to the appointment of a successor trustee or fiduciary, the usual and customary fees charged by the receiver in the administration of its own fiduciary accounts or reasonable fees approved by the Commissioner.
    (15) The receiver, during its administration of the trusts and other fiduciary accounts of the corporate fiduciary during the winding up of the affairs of the corporate fiduciary, shall have all of the powers which are vested in trustees under the terms and provisions of the Trusts and Trustees Act, as now or hereafter amended.
    (16) Upon the appointment of a successor trustee or fiduciary, the receiver shall deliver to such successor trustee or fiduciary all of the assets belonging to the individual trust or fiduciary account as to which the successor trustee or fiduciary succeeds, and the receiver shall thereupon be relieved of any further duties or obligations with respect thereto.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

205 ILCS 620/6-11

    (205 ILCS 620/6-11) (from Ch. 17, par. 1556-11)
    Sec. 6-11. Upon the order of the court wherein the Commissioner's complaint for the dissolution or winding up of the affairs of the corporate fiduciary was filed, the receiver for the corporate fiduciary shall have the power and authority and is charged with the duties and responsibilities as follows:
    (1) The receiver may sell and compound all bad and doubtful debts on such terms as the court shall direct.
    (2) The receiver may sell the real and personal property of the corporate fiduciary, as distinguished from the real and personal property of the beneficiaries of such fiduciary relations, on such terms as the court shall direct.
    (3) The receiver may petition the court for the authority to borrow money, and to pledge the assets of the corporate fiduciary as security therefor, whereupon the practice and procedure shall be as follows:
    (a) Upon the filing of such petition the court shall set a date for the hearing of such petition and shall prescribe the form and manner of the notice to be given to the officers, stockholders, creditors and other persons interested in such corporate fiduciary.
    (b) Upon such hearing, any officer, stockholder, creditor or person interested shall have the right to be heard.
    (c) If the court grants such authority, then the receiver may borrow money and issue evidences of indebtedness therefor, and may secure the payment of such loan by the mortgage, pledge, transfer in trust or hypothecation of any or all property and assets of such corporate fiduciary, whether real, personal, or mixed, superior to any charge thereon for the expenses of liquidation.
    (d) Such loan may be obtained in such amounts upon such terms and conditions, and with provisions for repayment as may be deemed necessary or expedient.
    (e) Such loan may be obtained for the purpose of facilitating liquidation, protecting or preserving the assets, expediting the making of distributions to depositors and other creditors, providing for the expenses of administration and liquidation, aiding in the reopening or reorganization of such corporate fiduciary or its merger or consolidation with another corporate fiduciary, or in the sale of its assets.
    (f) The receiver shall be under no personal obligation to repay any such loan and shall have authority to take any action necessary or proper to consummate such loan and to provide for the repayment thereof, and may, when required, give bond for the faithful performance of all undertakings in connection therewith.
    (g) Prior to petitioning the court for authority to make any such loan, the receiver may make application for or negotiate any loan subject to obtaining an order of the court approving the same.
    (4) The receiver may make and carry out agreements with other corporate fiduciaries, banks, or with the United States or any agency thereof for the payment or assumption of the corporate fiduciary's liabilities, in whole or in part, and the receiver may transfer assets and make guaranties in connection therewith.
    (5) After the expiration of 4 weeks after the first publication of the Commissioner's notice as provided in Section 6-9, the receiver shall file with the court a correct list of all creditors of the corporate fiduciary, as shown by its books, who have not presented their claims and the amount of their respective claims after allowing all just credits, deductions and set-offs as shown by the books of the corporate fiduciary. Such claims so filed shall be deemed proven, unless objections are filed thereto by a party or parties interested therein within such time as is fixed by the court.
    (6) At the termination of the receiver's administration, the receiver shall petition the court for the entry of a judgment of dissolution. After a hearing upon such notice as the court may prescribe, the court may enter a judgment of dissolution whereupon the corporate fiduciary's corporate existence shall be terminated and the receivership concluded.
(Source: P.A. 86-754.)

205 ILCS 620/6-12

    (205 ILCS 620/6-12) (from Ch. 17, par. 1556-12)
    Sec. 6-12. The receiver shall serve at the pleasure of the Commissioner and upon the death, inability to act, resignation or removal by the Commissioner of a receiver, the Commissioner may appoint a successor and upon such appointment all rights and duties of the predecessor shall at once devolve upon such appointee.
(Source: P.A. 85-1402.)

205 ILCS 620/6-13

    (205 ILCS 620/6-13) (from Ch. 17, par. 1556-13)
    Sec. 6-13. All expenses of a receivership, including reasonable receiver's and attorney's fees, approved by the Commissioner, shall be paid out of the assets of the corporate fiduciary. All expenses of any preliminary or other examination into the condition of any such corporate fiduciary or receivership, and all expenses incident to and in connection with the possession and control of the corporate fiduciary and its assets for the purpose of examination, reorganization or liquidation through receivership shall be paid out of the assets of such corporate fiduciary. The payment herein authorized may be made by the Commissioner with monies and property of the corporate fiduciary in his or her possession and control and shall have priority over all claims but shall not give rise to a claim against properties held by the corporate fiduciary in a fiduciary capacity. If monies and property of the corporate fiduciary are insufficient to pay such expenses, they may be paid from the Corporate Fiduciary Receivership account in the Bank and Trust Company Fund established pursuant to Section 5-10 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-754; 86-952; 86-1028.)

205 ILCS 620/6-13.5

    (205 ILCS 620/6-13.5)
    Sec. 6-13.5. Pledging requirements.
    (a) The Commissioner may require a trust company holding a certificate of authority under this Act to pledge to the Commissioner securities or a surety bond which shall run to the Commissioner in an amount, not to exceed $2,000,000, that the Commissioner deems appropriate for costs associated with the receivership of the trust company. In the event of a receivership of a trust company, the Commissioner may, without regard to any priorities, preferences, or adverse claims, reduce the pledged securities or the surety bond to cash and, as soon as practicable, utilize the cash to cover costs associated with the receivership.
    (b) If the trust company chooses to pledge securities to satisfy the provisions of this Section, the securities shall be held at a depository institution or a Federal Reserve Bank approved by the Commissioner. The Commissioner may specify the types of securities that may be pledged in accordance with this Section. Any fees associated with holding such securities shall be the responsibility of the trust company.
    (c) If the trust company chooses to purchase a surety bond to satisfy the provisions of this Section, the bond shall be issued by a bonding company, approved by the Commissioner, that is authorized to do business in this State and that has a rating in one of the 3 highest grades as determined by a national rating service. The bond shall be in a form approved by the Commissioner. The trust company may not obtain a surety bond from any entity in which the trust company has a financial interest.
(Source: P.A. 97-492, eff. 1-1-12.)

205 ILCS 620/6-14

    (205 ILCS 620/6-14) (from Ch. 17, par. 1556-14)
    Sec. 6-14. From time to time during receivership the Commissioner shall make and pay from monies of the corporate fiduciary a ratable dividend on all claims as may be proved to his or her satisfaction or adjudicated by the court. After one year from the entry of a judgment of dissolution, all unclaimed dividends shall be remitted to the State Treasurer in accordance with the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act, as now or hereafter amended, together with a list of all unpaid claimants, their last known addresses and the amounts unpaid.
(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18.)

205 ILCS 620/6-15

    (205 ILCS 620/6-15) (from Ch. 17, par. 1556-15)
    Sec. 6-15. Whenever the Commissioner shall have taken possession and control of a corporate fiduciary and its assets for the purpose of examination, reorganization or liquidation through receivership, or whenever the Commissioner shall have appointed a receiver for a corporate fiduciary and filed a complaint for the dissolution or for the winding up of the affairs of a corporate fiduciary, and the corporate fiduciary denies the grounds for such actions, it may at any time within 10 days apply to the Circuit Court of Sangamon County, Illinois, to enjoin further proceedings in the premises; and such court shall cite the Commissioner to show cause why further proceedings should not be enjoined, and if the court shall find that such grounds do not exist, the court shall make an order enjoining the Commissioner and any receiver acting under his direction from all further proceedings on account of such alleged grounds.
(Source: P.A. 85-858.)

205 ILCS 620/Art. VII

 
    (205 ILCS 620/Art. VII heading)
ARTICLE VII. VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION

205 ILCS 620/7-1

    (205 ILCS 620/7-1) (from Ch. 17, par. 1557-1)
    Sec. 7-1. Voluntary liquidation; procedure. Any corporate fiduciary which desires to retire from business under this Act, shall furnish to the Commissioner satisfactory evidence of its release and discharge from all the obligations and trusts hereinbefore provided for, whereupon the Commissioner shall revoke the certificate of authority of such corporate fiduciary.
(Source: P.A. 89-364, eff. 8-18-95.)

205 ILCS 620/Art. VIII

 
    (205 ILCS 620/Art. VIII heading)
ARTICLE VIII. OFFENSES AND PENALTIES

205 ILCS 620/8-1

    (205 ILCS 620/8-1) (from Ch. 17, par. 1558-1)
    Sec. 8-1. False statements. It is unlawful for any officer, director, employee, or agent of any corporate fiduciary subject to examination by the Commissioner or any person filing an application or submitting information in connection with an application to the Commissioner to willfully and knowingly subscribe to or make, or cause to be made, any false statement or false entry with intent to deceive any person or persons authorized to examine into the affairs of the corporate fiduciary or applicant or with intent to deceive the Commissioner or his administrative officers in the performance of their duties under this Act. A person who violates this Section is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 92-485, eff. 8-23-01.)

205 ILCS 620/8-2

    (205 ILCS 620/8-2)
    Sec. 8-2. Reliance on Commissioner. No corporate fiduciary or other person shall be liable under this Act for any act done or omitted in good faith in conformity with any rule, interpretation, or opinion issued by the Commissioner of Banks and Real Estate, notwithstanding that after the act or omission has occurred, the rule, opinion, or interpretation upon which reliance is placed is amended, rescinded, or determined by judicial or other authority to be invalid for any reason.
(Source: P.A. 90-161, eff. 7-23-97.)

205 ILCS 620/Art. IX

 
    (205 ILCS 620/Art. IX heading)
ARTICLE IX. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
(Source: P.A. 97-492, eff. 1-1-12.)

205 ILCS 620/9-1

    (205 ILCS 620/9-1)
    Sec. 9-1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-301, eff. 8-1-97. Repealed by P.A. 97-492, eff. 1-1-12.)

205 ILCS 620/9-2

    (205 ILCS 620/9-2)
    Sec. 9-2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-301, eff. 8-1-97. Repealed by P.A. 97-492, eff. 1-1-12.)

205 ILCS 620/9-3

    (205 ILCS 620/9-3)
    Sec. 9-3. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-858. Repealed by P.A. 97-492, eff. 1-1-12.)

205 ILCS 620/9-4

    (205 ILCS 620/9-4)
    Sec. 9-4. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-858. Repealed by P.A. 97-492, eff. 1-1-12.)

205 ILCS 620/9-5

    (205 ILCS 620/9-5) (from Ch. 17, par. 1559-5)
    Sec. 9-5. Applicability of other Acts by reference. Corporate fiduciaries subject to the provisions of this Act shall continue to be subject to the provisions of other Acts which govern actions of trustees including, but not limited to:
    (a) "An Act to provide for the appointment of successor trustees in land trust agreements", approved August 13, 1965, as amended.
    (b) "An Act to require disclosure, under certification of perjury, of all beneficial interests in real property held in a land trust, in certain cases", approved September 21, 1973, as amended.
    (c) "An Act in relation to land trusts and the power and authority of trustees of land trusts to deal with trust property", approved August 6, 1982, as amended.
    (d) "An Act concerning the powers of corporations authorized to accept and execute trusts, to register and hold securities of fiduciary accounts in bulk and to deposit same with a depository", approved September 1, 1972, as amended.
    (e) the "Common Trust Fund Act", approved July 29, 1943, as amended.
    (f) the "Trusts and Trustees Act", approved September 10, 1973, as amended.
    (g) "An Act concerning liability for participation in breaches of fiduciary obligations", approved July 7, 1931, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 85-858.)

205 ILCS 620/9-6

    (205 ILCS 620/9-6)
    Sec. 9-6. Audits.
    (a) At least once in each calendar year a trust company must cause its books and records to be audited by an independent licensed public accountant. The Commissioner may prescribe the scope of the audit within generally accepted audit principles and standards.
    (b) The independent licensed public accountant shall provide a written audit report to the trust company's board of directors or to a committee appointed by the trust company's board of directors. If the audit report is given to a committee appointed by the trust company's board of directors, the committee shall, within 30 days after the date of receipt of the audit report, provide the board of directors with a written summary of the audit findings as detailed in the audit report. The trust company's board of directors shall file with the Commissioner a copy of any written summary of the audit findings provided to the board pursuant to this subsection within 45 days after receipt by the board of the written summary.
    (c) The trust company's board of directors or committee appointed by the board of directors shall cause a copy of the audit report to be filed directly by the independent licensed public accountant with the Commissioner within 45 days after the audit report is issued.
    (d) A trust company that is directly or indirectly owned by a bank holding company, a financial holding company, or a savings and loan holding company shall be deemed to be in compliance with the provisions of subsections (a) through (c) of this Section if the bank holding company, financial holding company, or savings and loan holding company obtains an audit by an independent licensed public accountant that includes the trust company and meets the standards of subsection (a) and, within 45 days after the audit report is issued, the bank holding company, financial holding company, or savings and loan holding company causes the independent licensed public accountant to directly file with the Commissioner the provisions of the audit report relating to the trust company.
(Source: P.A. 92-485, eff. 8-23-01; 92-685, eff. 7-16-02.)