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  375.166.  Expense of organization limited. — 1.  It shall be unlawful for any corporation organized under the laws of this state for the purpose of conducting an insurance business of any kind to pay more than ten percent of the total amount realized from the sale of its capital stock, whether in cash or notes, for the organization of the company.

  2.  In every case subscribers to the stock shall consent, in writing, to the payment of the organization expenses, which shall, in all cases, be paid out of the surplus funds of the corporation; the ten percent to include commissions paid to agents for the sale of stock, rent, clerk hire, literature and all other expenses of every kind and nature, and all obligations incurred, up to the time that application is made for a license to do an insurance business.

  3.  No officer of any company shall be permitted to draw any salary before the corporation is fully organized and licensed to do business.

  4.  Any corporation already organized under the laws of this state to engage in the business aforesaid may increase its capital stock for the purpose, in the manner and to the extent prescribed by law; subject, however, to the restrictions as to expenses incurred in the sale thereof, and the consent of the stock subscribers to the payment of such expenses as are herein specified.


(RSMo 1939 § 6071, A.L. 1967 p. 516)

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