Title 7, Chapter 1, Section 625
(a) Any bank holding company controlling a bank having banking offices in Georgia shall be subject to the provisions of Code Sections 7-1-605 through 7-1-612 and the rules and regulations of the department applicable to bank holding companies.
(b) Any bank holding company that has a bank subsidiary with banking offices in Georgia that is not otherwise organized under the laws of this state or qualified to do business in this state shall qualify to do business in this state as a foreign corporation and shall advise the department of the location of its initial registered office within this state and the name of its initial registered agent at such location. Such bank holding company shall agree to be bound by all the provisions of Code Sections 7-1-605 through 7-1-612 and by the provisions of this part. Any bank holding company having a Georgia bank subsidiary shall promptly advise the department of any changes in its registered office and agent.
(c) The department may enter into cooperative and reciprocal
agreements with the bank regulatory authorities of any state for the
periodic examination of bank holding companies and may accept
reports of examination and other records from such authorities in
lieu of conducting its own examinations. The department may enter
into joint actions with other regulatory bodies having concurrent
jurisdiction or may enter into such actions independently to carry
out its responsibilities under this title and assure compliance with
the laws of this state. Any examinations or reports originated by
Georgia or by another bank supervisory agency shall be deemed and
treated as confidential according to Georgia law, and such
confidentiality shall not be affected by the sharing of the
examinations or reports. The department shall not be obligated to
provide or disclose such examinations and reports to any third
party. Agreements to share such examinations or reports shall
contain provisions for dealing with confidentiality and subpoenas.