The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 004 : Investments and Loans(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 3465)
§ 3465. Exemption from investment limitations
(a) Nothing in this chapter or other statute law of the State shall be construed as denying to an insurer the right to invest its funds, operate a business, manage or deal in property, or take any other action over whatever period of time may be reasonably necessary to avoid loss on a loan or investment previously made or an obligation created in good faith, the conditions and limitations of the investment of funds in this chapter to the contrary notwithstanding.
(b) No investment limitation contained in this chapter shall prohibit an insurer from investing in or acquiring securities or other properties of another insurance company in connection with a lawful agreement of bulk reinsurance, merger, consolidation, sale of assets, or acquisition of a subsidiary under subchapter 13 of this chapter.
(c) No investment limitation contained in this chapter shall prohibit the acquisition and retention by an insurer of substitute or additional securities or property if:
(1) received as a dividend;
(2) a lawful distribution of assets;
(3) through the exercise of rights of conversion, warrants, or rights to purchase stock or preemptive rights to subscribe to stock, contained in or attached to a previously existing investment in such company;
(4) pursuant to a lawful plan of reorganization. (Added 1967, No. 344 (Adj. Sess.), § 1 (ch. 1, subch. 5, art. 3, § 1); amended 2003, No. 163 (Adj. Sess.), § 44, eff. June 10, 2004.)