33-3-446. Exemptions -- registered securities -- holding by less than 100 persons. The provisions of 33-3-441 through 33-3-443 shall not apply to equity securities of a domestic stock insurance company if:
(1) such securities shall be registered or shall be required to be registered, pursuant to section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; or
(2) such domestic stock insurance company shall not have any class of its equity securities held of record by 100 or more persons on the last business day of the year next preceding the year in which equity securities of the company would be subject to the provisions of 33-3-441 through 33-3-443 except for the provisions of this subsection (2).