§431:4-202  Increase of capital.  (a)  A domestic stock insurer may increase its capital stock by complying with section 414-281 and section 431:4-120.  The increase in capital shall be effective upon the payment of the increased capital in full in cash.

     (b)  If the increased capital stock is to be distributed as stock dividend, the increased capital stock may be fully paid in out of any available surplus funds as is provided in section 431:4-204, and the payment shall be effected by a transfer on the insurer's books from its surplus account to its capital account. [L 1987, c 347, pt of §2; am L 1989, c 207, §4; am L 2002, c 40, §69]