PEWAUKEE, Wis. — The Wisconsin Credit Union League is joining a handful of other leagues that have adopted resolutions addressing unsolicited merger attempts.

On Tuesday, the league's board of director's put in place a resolution that states third parties do not have a right to interfere in the business operations of a credit union or the ability of its board to act in the best interests of its members. Third parties are also not allowed to provide "inaccurate or misleading" communications to members of another CU, according to the resolution.

"Unsolicited attempts to affect unwanted mergers by encouraging ill-considered decisions to declare dividends can raise serious safety and soundness concerns, and the authority of one credit union to spend funds to influence member votes at another credit union should be subject to serious review by regulators," the resolution states.

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