Section 19-4-2

Deposit of securities authorized; merger, etc., of certificates representing securities; transfer of ownership, etc., of securities; maintenance of records by fiduciary; rules and regulations governing banks acting as fiduciaries; certification by fiduciary of securities deposited.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any fiduciary holding securities in a fiduciary capacity is authorized, in the absence of specific provision to the contrary in the governing instrument or court order under which the fiduciary is acting, to deposit or arrange for the deposit of such securities in a clearing corporation.

(b) When such securities are so deposited, certificates representing securities of the same class of the same issuer may be merged and held in bulk in the name of the nominee of such clearing corporation with any other such securities deposited in such clearing corporation by any person regardless of the ownership of securities and certificates of smaller denomination may be merged into one or more certificates of larger denomination.

(c) Ownership of and other interests in such securities may be transferred by entries on the books of said clearing corporation without physical delivery of certificates representing such securities.

(d) The records of the fiduciary shall at all times show the fiduciary accounts for which such securities are deposited and the ownership of such securities in each fiduciary account.

(e) Securities held in the name of a bank's nominee may be deposited under the authority contained in this section.

(f) A bank, when acting under the authority contained in this section, shall be subject to such rules and regulations as, in the case of banks or trust companies organized and existing under the laws of Alabama, the Superintendent of Banks and, in the case of national banking associations, the Comptroller of the Currency may from time to time issue.

(g) A fiduciary shall, upon demand by any person to whom it has a duty to account with respect to a fiduciary account, certify in writing the securities deposited by it with the clearing corporation for that fiduciary account.

(Acts 1976, No. 609, p. 825, §2.)