Corporate Structure and Operational Framework

Company Profile and Federal Reserve Supervision

Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc. (the 'Company') first formed on May 26, 2006, as a Virginia corporation. The Company later underwent a legal change in domicile, commonly referred to as “domestication” in Virginia and “conversion” in Delaware, to become a Delaware corporation, effective September 30, 2022, in accordance with Section 265 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (Title 8, Chapter 1 of the Delaware Code). This domestication or conversion entailed the termination of the Company’s corporate status in Virginia and the concurrent assumption of its corporate status in Delaware, thereby maintaining its continuous legal existence and identity.

The Company serves as the registered bank holding company for Chain Bridge Bank, National Association ("the Bank" or "Chain Bridge Bank, N.A."), a national banking association chartered under the National Bank Act (12 U.S.C. §§ 21-216d). As a bank holding company, the Company is subject to comprehensive supervision and regulatory oversight by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ("the FRB") in accordance with the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. § 1841 et seq.).

The common stock of the Company is privately held, with 275 stockholders of record as of March 31, 2024.

National Banking Charter

Chain Bridge Bank, N.A. (the 'Bank') is a national banking association organized under the laws of the United States. It operates pursuant to National Banking Charter No. 24755, conferred by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ('OCC') in accordance with the provisions of the National Bank Act (12 U.S.C. §§ 21-216d). The Charter authorizes the Bank to conduct all activities permissible for national banks under federal law, subject to the ongoing regulatory oversight and conditions established by the OCC. The Bank commenced its regular banking operations concurrently with the issuance of its Charter on August 6, 2007.

Fiduciary Authorities

The Bank possesses distinct authorization from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to conduct fiduciary activities as delineated under 12 U.S.C. § 92a and as further governed by 12 CFR Part 9. The OCC granted this authorization on March 5, 2020, under Charter No.: 24755 and OCC Control No.: 2020-NE-Fiduciary-313106. Chain Bridge Bank, N.A. initiated its trust activities on September 18, 2020, following the receipt of such approval.

Under this approval, the Bank is authorized to perform a range of fiduciary services, including serving as trustee, investment manager with sole or joint discretion, executor, administrator, registrar of stocks and bonds, and guardian of estates. These services are conducted in alignment with the comprehensive guidelines and oversight mechanisms set forth by the OCC. These guidelines and oversight mechanisms encompass adherence to conflict of interest rules specified under 12 CFR 9.12, compliance with the governance framework prescribed by the Bank's Board of Directors pursuant to 12 CFR 9.4, compliance with all applicable record keeping standards as required by 12 CFR 9.8, audit standards per 12 CFR 9.9, and internal control standards to maintain the integrity and trustworthiness of its operations.

OCC Regulatory Supervision and Oversight

The OCC acts as the primary federal regulator of Chain Bridge Bank, N.A., executing its supervisory role under the National Bank Act and associated OCC regulations. The Bank is subject to:

  • Operational Oversight: Per 12 CFR Part 3, the OCC evaluates the Bank's adherence to principles of safe and sound banking, including capital adequacy, asset quality, and liquidity management.
  • Risk Management: Oversight of the Bank’s risk management frameworks and internal controls is conducted according to 12 CFR Part 30.
  • Compliance Oversight: The OCC oversees the Bank’s adherence to federal banking statutes, the Bank Secrecy Act (12 CFR Part 21, Subparts B and C), and consumer protection laws. It holds comprehensive authority to execute enforcement actions under numerous provisions of 12 CFR.
  • Corporate Governance: The Bank’s governance structures and practices are assessed in accordance with the Comptroller's Handbook and relevant guidelines.

In addition to its broad regulatory oversight, the OCC undertakes examinations and supervision of the trust activities of Chain Bridge Bank, N.A., aiming to assess and promote adherence to fiduciary standards and the applicable regulations as set forth in 12 U.S.C. §92a and 12 CFR Part 9.

FDIC Secondary Supervision and Regulatory Role

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ('FDIC') provides secondary regulatory oversight to Chain Bridge Bank, N.A., an FDIC-insured institution under 12 U.S.C. § 1811 et seq. Holding FDIC Membership Certificate Number 58595, the Bank is subject to FDIC regulatory oversight that focuses on insurance standards, risk management practices, and overall regulatory compliance. FDIC insurance protects deposits per depositor, per insured bank, and per ownership category, up to the limit established by the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Depositors should consult the FDIC's official communications or contact Chain Bridge Bank, N.A. for precise information about insurance coverage and limitations.

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