§ 19-8-5. Issuance or denial of application.
The director, or the director's designee, may disapprove any proposed acquisition if:
(1) The proposed acquisition of control would result in a monopoly or would be in furtherance of any combination or conspiracy to monopolize or attempt to monopolize the business of banking;
(2) The effect of the proposed acquisition of control may be substantially to lessen competition, or to tend to create a monopoly, or would in any other manner be in restraint of trade, and the anticompetitive effects of the proposed acquisition of control are not outweighed in the public interest by the probable effect of the transaction in meeting the convenience and needs of the community to be served;
(3) The financial condition of any acquiring person might jeopardize the financial stability of the regulated institution or prejudice the interests of the depositors of the regulated institution;
(4) The competence, experience, or integrity of any acquiring person, or of any of the proposed management personnel, indicates that it would not be in the interest of the depositors of the regulated institution, or in the interest of the public to permit the person to control the regulated institution;
(5) Any acquiring person neglects, fails, or refuses to furnish the information required; or
(6) The acquisition would not promote the public convenience and advantage.
(P.L. 1995, ch. 82, § 46.)