United States Code

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§ 24.
Corporate powers of associations

Upon duly making and filing articles of association and an organization certificate a national banking association shall become, as from the date of the execution of its organization certificate, a body corporate, and as such, and in the name designated in the organization certificate, it shall have power—

First. To adopt and use a corporate seal.

Second. To have succession from February 25, 1927, or from the date of its organization if organized after February 25, 1927

(R.S. § 5136; July 1, 1922, ch. 257, § 1, 42 Stat. 767; Feb. 25, 1927, ch. 191, § 2, 44 Stat. 1226; June 16, 1933, ch. 89, § 16, 48 Stat. 184; Aug. 23, 1935, ch. 614, title III, § 308, 49 Stat. 709; Feb. 3, 1938, ch. 13, § 13, 52 Stat. 26; June 11, 1940, ch. 301, 54 Stat. 261; June 29, 1949, ch. 276, § 1, 63 Stat. 298; July 15, 1949, ch. 338, title VI, § 602(a), 63 Stat. 439; Apr. 9, 1952, ch. 169, 66 Stat. 49; Aug. 2, 1954, ch. 649, title II, § 203, 68 Stat. 622; Aug. 23, 1954, ch. 834, § 2, 68 Stat. 771; July 26, 1956, ch. 741, title II, § 201(c), 70 Stat. 667; Pub. L. 86–137, § 2, Aug. 6, 1959, 73 Stat. 285; Pub. L. 86–147, § 10, Aug. 7, 1959, 73 Stat. 301; Pub. L. 86–230, § 1(a), Sept. 8, 1959, 73 Stat. 457; Pub. L. 86–278, Sept. 16, 1959, 73 Stat. 563; Pub. L. 86–372, title IV, § 420, Sept. 23, 1959, 73 Stat. 679; Pub. L. 88–560, title VII, § 701(c), Sept. 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 800; Pub. L. 89–369, § 10, Mar. 16, 1966, 80 Stat. 72; Pub. L. 89–754, title V, § 504(a)(1), Nov. 3, 1966, 80 Stat. 1277; Pub. L. 90–19, § 27(a), May 25, 1967, 81 Stat. 28; Pub. L. 90–448, title VIII, §§ 804(c), 807(j), title IX, § 911, title XVII, § 1705(h), Aug. 1, 1968, 82 Stat. 543, 545, 550, 605; Pub. L. 91–375, § 6(d), Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 776; Pub. L. 92–318, title I, § 133(c)(1), June 23, 1972, 86 Stat. 269; Pub. L. 91–143, § 12(b), Dec. 9, 1969, as added Pub. L. 92–349, title I, § 101, July 13, 1972, 86 Stat. 466; Pub. L. 92–500, § 12(n), Oct. 18, 1972, 86 Stat. 902; Pub. L. 93–100, § 5(c), Aug. 16, 1973, 87 Stat. 344; Pub. L. 93–224, § 14, Dec. 29, 1973, 87 Stat. 941; Pub. L. 93–234, title II, § 207, Dec. 31, 1973, 87 Stat. 984; Pub. L. 93–383, title II, § 206, title VIII, § 805(c)(1), Aug. 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 668, 726; Pub. L. 96–221, title VII, § 711, Mar. 31, 1980, 94 Stat. 189; Pub. L. 97–35, title XIII, § 1342(a), Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 743; Pub. L. 97–320, title IV, § 404(b), Oct. 15, 1982, 96 Stat. 1511; Pub. L. 97–457, § 18, Jan. 12, 1983, 96 Stat. 2509; Pub. L. 98–440, title I, § 105(c), Oct. 3, 1984, 98 Stat. 1691; Pub. L. 98–473, title I, § 101(1) [title I, § 101], Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 1884, 1885; Pub. L. 100–86, title I, § 108, Aug. 10, 1987, 101 Stat. 579; Pub. L. 100–449, title III, § 308, Sept. 28, 1988, 102 Stat. 1877; Pub. L. 101–513, title V, § 562(c)(10)(B), (e)(1)(B), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2036, 2037; Pub. L. 102–485, § 6(a), Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2774; Pub. L. 103–182, title V, § 541(h)(1), Dec. 8, 1993, 107 Stat. 2167; Pub. L. 103–325, title II, § 206(c), title III, §§ 322(a)(1), 347(b), Sept. 23, 1994, 108 Stat. 2199, 2226, 2241; Pub. L. 104–208, div. A, title I, § 101(c) [title VII, § 710(b)], title II, § 2704(d)(7), Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009–121, 3009–181, 3009–489; Pub. L. 106–102, title I, § 151, Nov. 12, 1999, 113 Stat. 1384; Pub. L. 109–171, title II, § 2102(b), Feb. 8, 2006, 120 Stat. 9; Pub. L. 109–173, § 9(a), Feb. 15, 2006, 119 Stat. 3616; Pub. L. 109–351, title III, § 305(a), Oct. 13, 2006, 120 Stat. 1970; Pub. L. 110–289, div. B, title V, § 2503(a), July 30, 2008, 122 Stat. 2857.)
cite as: 12 USC 24