The charter of the Bank is as follows in this section and 28.0103 through 28.0105:
(a) The existence of the Bank shall be perpetual.
(b) The principal office of the Bank shall be located at Pago Pago, Tutuila, American Samoa.
(c) Subject to any existing limitation or limitations hereinafter enacted, the Bank, through its officers and agents, is authorized to engage in all banking functions, other than to receive deposits of money that will assist in the economic advancement of American Samoa.
(d) In performing the functions authorized in subsection (c), the Bank shall have and exercise all lawful powers normally exercised by banking corporations, including the following:
(1) to adopt, alter and use a corporate seal:
(2) to adopt and amend bylaws governing the conduct of its business and the exercise of its powers;
(3) to sue and be sued in its corporate name;
(4) to acquire in any lawful manner, real, personal, or mixed property, either tangible or intangible, to hold, maintain, use, and operate such property, and to sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of such property.
(e) The Board may, by majority vote of its entire membership, adopt, amend, or repeal bylaws of the Bank providing for the management of the business of the Bank, the organization, meetings, and procedures of the Board, the duties of the officers of the Bank, the officers required to furnish bonds and the amounts thereof, the form of the seal of the Bank, and the preparation and submission of required reports. Bylaws may not be adopted, amended or repealed except after 1 week’s written notice to each Director.History: 1972, PL 12-67 § 2, 3.