Section 5-13B-96

Appointment of superintendent as agent for service of process.

(a) A foreign bank which is licensed to establish and maintain an Alabama state branch, Alabama state agency, or Alabama representative office shall file with the superintendent an instrument irrevocably appointing the superintendent and his or her successors in office to be such foreign bank's agent, representative, and attorney to receive service of any lawful process in any judicial or administrative proceeding against the foreign bank or any of its successors which arises out of the foreign bank's activities in this state after such appointment has been filed, with the same force and validity as if served directly on the foreign bank or its successor, as the case may be. Such appointment shall be in such form and contain such information as the superintendent may require by regulation or order.

(b) Any foreign bank which establishes an Alabama state branch, Alabama state agency, or Alabama representative office and which has not filed with the superintendent an instrument pursuant to subsection (a) shall be deemed by the establishment of such office to have appointed the superintendent as its agent, representative, and attorney to receive service of any lawful process in any judicial or administrative proceeding against the foreign bank or any of its successors which arises out of the foreign bank's activities in this state, with the same force and validity as if served directly on the foreign bank or its successor, as the case may be.

(Acts 1995, No. 95-115, p. 134, §44.)