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48.02 CAPITAL AND SURPLUS; PREPAYMENT OF CAPITAL.

(a) The capital and surplus of every state bank hereafter organized shall be at least $250,000. The capital stock of a state bank must be divided into shares of not less than $1. In addition thereto undivided profits shall be provided for in such an amount as the commissioner shall determine to be adequate under the circumstances to avoid any possible impairment of capital and surplus. The total of these outlays shall be known as capital funds, and payment thereof shall be made in full, in cash or authorized securities, deposited in an approved custodial bank, and certified to the commissioner, under oath of the president, and cashier or other chief financial officer, as well as the custodial bank, before the proposed state bank shall be authorized to commence business. The capital funds of a proposed bank shall not be less than a total amount which the commissioner considers necessary, having in mind the deposit potential for such a proposed bank and current banking industry standards of capital adequacy.

(b) The directors of a state bank may issue shares of its unissued, authorized capital stock and may fix the amount of money or the actual value of the consideration for which the stock is issued.