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2000 - Rules and Regulations


Subpart M—Other Filings

§ 303.240  General.

This subpart sets forth the filing procedures to be followed when seeking the FDIC's consent to engage in certain activities or accomplish other matters as specified in the individual sections contained herein. For those matters covered by this subpart that also have substantive FDIC regulations or related statements of policy, references to the relevant regulations or statements of policy are contained in the specific sections.

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 303.240]

§ 303.241  Reduce or retire capital stock or capital debt instruments.

(a)  Scope. This section contains the procedures to be followed by an insured state nonmember bank to seek the prior approval of the FDIC to reduce the amount or retire any part of its common or preferred stock, or to retire any part of its capital notes or debentures pursuant to section 18(i)(1) of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1828(i)(1)).

(b)  Where to file. Applicants shall submit a letter application to the appropriate FDIC office.

(c)  Content of filing. The application shall contain the following:

(1)  The type and amount of the proposed change to the capital structure and the reason for the change;

(2)  A schedule detailing the present and proposed capital structure;

(3)  The time period that the proposal will encompass;

(4)  If the proposal involves a series of transactions affecting Tier 1 capital components which will be consummated over a period of time which shall not exceed twelve months, the application shall certify that the insured depository institution will maintain itself as a well-capitalized institution as defined in part 325 of this chapter or part 324 of this chapter, as applicable, both before and after each of the proposed transactions;

(5)  If the proposal involves the repurchase of capital instruments, the amount of the repurchase price and the basis for establishing the fair market value of the repurchase price;

(6)  A statement that the proposal will be available to all holders of a particular class of outstanding capital instruments on an equal basis, and if not, the details of any restrictions; and

(7)  The date that the applicant's board of directors approved the proposal.

(d)  Additional information. The FDIC may request additional information at any time during processing of the application.

(e)  Undercapitalized institutions. Procedures regarding applications by an undercapitalized insured depository institution to retire capital stock or capital debt instruments pursuant to section 38 of the FDI Act (12 U.S.C. 1831o) are set forth in subpart K (Prompt Corrective Action), § 303.203. Applications pursuant to sections 38 and 18(i) may be filed concurrently, or as a single application.

(f)  Expedited processing for eligible depository institutions. An application filed under this section by an eligible depository institution as defined in § 303.2(r) will be acknowledged in writing by the FDIC and will receive expedited processing, unless the applicant is notified in writing to the contrary and provided with the basis for that decision. The FDIC may remove an application from expedited processing for any of the reasons set forth in § 303.11(c)(2). Absent such removal, an application processed under expedited processing will be deemed approved 20 days after the FDIC's receipt of a substantially complete application.

(g)  Standard processing. For those applications that are not processed pursuant to expedited procedures, the FDIC will provide the applicant with written notification of the final action as soon as the decision is rendered.

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 303.241]

[Section 303.241 amended at 78 Fed. Reg. 55340, September 10, 2013, effective date: January 1, 2014. Mandatory compliance date: January 1, 2014 for advanced approaches FDIC-supervised institutions; January 1, 2015 for all other FDIC-supervised institutions]

§ 303.242  Exercise of trust powers.

(a)  Scope. This section contains the procedures to be followed by a state nonmember bank to seek the FDIC's prior consent to exercise trust powers. The FDIC's prior consent to exercise trust powers is not required in the following circumstances:

(1)  Where a state nonmember bank received authority to exercise trust powers from its chartering authority prior to December 1, 1950; or

(2)  Where an insured depository institution continues to conduct trust activities pursuant to authority granted by its chartering authority subsequent to a charter conversion or withdrawal from membership in the Federal Reserve System.

(b)  Where to file. Applicants shall submit to the appropriate FDIC office a completed form, "Application for Consent To Exercise Trust Powers". This form may be obtained from any FDIC regional director.

(c)  Content of filing. The filing shall consist of the completed trust application form.

(d)  Additional information. The FDIC may request additional information at any time during processing of the filing.

(e)  Expedited processing for eligible depository institutions. An application filed under this section by an eligible depository institution as defined in § 303.2(r) will be acknowledged in writing by the FDIC and will receive expedited processing, unless the applicant is notified in writing to the contrary and provided with the basis for that decision. The FDIC may remove an application from expedited processing for any of the reasons set forth in § 303.11(c)(2). Absent such removal, an application processed under expedited procedures will be deemed approved 30 days after the FDIC's receipt of a substantially complete application.

(f)  Standard processing. For those applications that are not processed pursuant to the expedited procedures, the FDIC will provide the applicant with written notification of the final action when the decision is rendered.

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 303.242]

§ 303.243  Brokered deposit waivers.

(a)  Scope. Pursuant to section 29 of the FDI Act (12 U.S.C. 1831f) and part 337 of this chapter, an adequately capitalized insured depository institution may not accept, renew or roll over any brokered deposits unless it has obtained a waiver from the FDIC. A well-capitalized insured depository institution may accept brokered deposits without a waiver, and an undercapitalized insured depository institution may not accept, renew or roll over any brokered deposits under any circumstances. This section contains the procedures to be followed to file with the FDIC for a brokered deposit waiver. The FDIC will provide notice to the depository institution's appropriate federal banking agency and any state regulatory agency, as appropriate, that a request for a waiver has been filed and will consult with such agency or agencies, prior to taking action on the institution's request for a waiver. Prior notice and/or consultation shall not be required in any particular case if the FDIC determines that the circumstances require it to take action without giving such notice and opportunity for consultation.

(b)  Where to file. Applicants shall submit a letter application to the appropriate FDIC office.

(c)  Content of filing. The application shall contain the following:

(1)  The time period for which the waiver is requested;

(2)  A statement of the policy governing the use of brokered deposits in the institution's overall funding and liquidity management program;

(3)  The volume, rates and maturities of the brokered deposits held currently and anticipated during the waiver period sought, including any internal limits placed on the terms, solicitation and use of brokered deposits;

(4)  How brokered deposits are costed and compared to other funding alternatives and how they are used in the institution's lending and investment activities, including a detailed discussion of asset growth plans;

(5)  Procedures and practices used to solicit brokered deposits, including an identification of the principal sources of such deposits;

(6)  Management systems overseeing the solicitation, acceptance and use of brokered deposits;

(7)  A recent consolidated financial statement with balance sheet and income statements; and

(8)  The reasons the institution believes its acceptance, renewal or rollover of brokered deposits would pose no undue risk.

(d)  Additional information. The FDIC may request additional information at any time during processing of the application.

(e)  Expedited processing for eligible depository institutions. An application filed under this section by an eligible depository institution as defined in this paragraph will be acknowledged in writing by the FDIC and will receive expedited processing, unless the applicant is notified in writing to the contrary and provided with the basis for that decision. For the purpose of this section, an applicant will be deemed an eligible depository institution if it satisfies all of the criteria contained in § 303.2(r) except that the applicant may be adequately capitalized rather than well-capitalized. The FDIC may remove an application from expedited processing for any of the reasons set forth in § 303.11(c)(2). Absent such removal, an application processed under expedited procedures will be deemed approved 21 days after the FDIC's receipt of a substantially complete application.

(f)  Standard processing. For those filings which are not processed pursuant to the expedited procedures, the FDIC will provide the applicant with written notification of the final action as soon as the decision is rendered.

(g)  Conditions for approval. A waiver issued pursuant to this section shall:

(1)  Be for a fixed period, generally no longer than two years, but may be extended upon refiling; and

(2)  May be revoked by the FDIC at any time by written notice to the institution.

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 303.243]

§ 303.244  Golden parachute and severance plan payments.

(a)  Scope. Pursuant to section 18(k) of the FDI Act (12 U.S.C. 1828(k)) and part 359 of this chapter, an insured depository institution or depository institution holding company may not make golden parachute payments or excess nondiscriminatory severance plan payments unless the depository institution or holding company obtains permission to make such payments in accordance with the rules contained in part 359 of this chapter. This section contains the procedures to file for the FDIC's consent when such consent is necessary under part 359 of this chapter.

(1)  Golden parachute payments. A troubled insured depository institution or a troubled depository institution holding company is prohibited from making golden parachute payments (as defined in § 359.1(f)(1) of this chapter) unless it obtains the consent of the appropriate federal banking agency and the written concurrence of the FDIC. Therefore, in the case of golden parachute payments, the procedures in this section apply to all troubled insured depository institutions and troubled depository institution holding companies.

(2)  Excess nondiscriminatory severance plan payments. In the case of excess nondiscriminatory severance plan payments as provided by § 359.1(f)(2)(v) of this chapter, the FDIC's consent is necessary for state nonmember banks that meet the criteria set forth in § 359.1(f)(1)(ii) of this chapter. In addition, the FDIC's consent is required for all insured depository institutions or depository institution holding companies that meet the same criteria and seek to make payments in excess of the 12-month amount specified in § 359.1(f)(2)(v).

(b)  Where to file. Applicants shall submit a letter application to the appropriate FDIC regional director.

(c)  Content of filing. The application shall contain the following:

(1)  The reasons why the applicant seeks to make the payment;

(2)  An identification of the institution-affiliated party who will receive the payment;

(3)  A copy of any contract or agreement regarding the subject matter of the filing;

(4)  The cost of the proposed payment and its impact on the institution's capital and earnings;

(5)  The reasons why the consent to the payment should be granted; and

(6)  Certification and documentation as to each of the points cited in § 359.4(a)(4).

(d)  Additional information. The FDIC may request additional information at any time during processing of the filing.

(e)  Processing. The FDIC will provide the applicant with a subsequent written notification of the final action taken as soon as the decision is rendered.

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 303.244]

[Section 303.244 amended at 68 Fed. Reg. 50461, August 21, 2003, effective September 22, 2003]

§ 303.245  Waiver of liability for commonly controlled depository institutions.

(a)  Scope. Section 5(e) of the FDI Act (12 U.S.C. 1815(e)) creates liability for commonly controlled insured depository institutions for losses incurred or anticipated to be incurred by the FDIC in connection with the default of a commonly controlled insured depository institution or any assistance provided by the FDIC to any commonly controlled insured depository institution in danger of default. In addition to certain statutory exceptions and exclusions contained in sections 5(e)(6), (7) and (8), the FDI Act also permits the FDIC, in its discretion, to exempt any insured depository institution from this liability if it determines that such exemption is in the best interests of the Deposit Insurance Fund. This section describes procedures to request a conditional waiver of liability pursuant to section 5 of the FDI Act (12 U.S.C. 1815(e)(5)(A)).

(b)  Definitions. Conditional waiver of liability means an exemption from liability pursuant to section 5(e) of the FDI Act (12 U.S.C. 1815(e)) subject to terms and conditions.

(c)  Where to file. Applicants shall submit a letter application to the appropriate FDIC office.

(d)  Content of filing. The application shall contain the following information:

(1)  The basis for requesting a waiver;

(2)  The existence of any significant events (e.g., change in control, capital injection, etc.) that may have an impact upon the applicant and/or any potentially liable institution;

(3)  Current, and if applicable, pro forma financial information regarding the applicant and potentially liable institution(s); and

(4)  The benefits to the appropriate FDIC insurance fund resulting from the waiver and any related events.

(e)  Additional information. The FDIC may request additional information at any time during the processing of the filing.

(f)  Processing. The FDIC will provide the applicant with written notification of the final action as soon as the decision is rendered.

(g)  Failure to comply with terms of conditional waiver. In the event a conditional waiver of liability is issued, failure to comply with the terms specified therein may result in the termination of the conditional waiver of liability. The FDIC reserves the right to revoke the conditional waiver of liability after giving the applicant written notice of such revocation and a reasonable opportunity to be heard on the matter pursuant to § 303.10.

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 303.245]

[Section 303.245 amended at 20526, April 21, 2006]

§ 303.246  Conversion with diminution of capital.

(a)  Scope. This section contains the procedures to be followed by an insured federal depository institution seeking the prior written consent of the FDIC pursuant to section 18(i)(2) of the FDI Act (12 U.S.C. 1828(i)(2)) to convert from an insured federal depository institution to an insured state nonmember bank (except a District bank) where the capital stock or surplus of the resulting bank will be less than the capital stock or surplus, respectively, of the converting institution at the time of the shareholders' meeting approving such conversion.

(b)  Where to file. Applicants shall submit a letter application to the appropriate FDIC office.

(c)  Content of filing. The application shall contain the following information:

(1)  A description of the proposed transaction;

(2)  A schedule detailing the present and proposed capital structure; and

(3)  A copy of any documents submitted to the state chartering authority with respect to the charter conversion.

(d)  Additional information. The FDIC may request additional information at any time during the processing.

(e)  Processing. The FDIC will provide the applicant with written notification of the final action when the decision is rendered.

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 303.247]

[Section 303.247 redesignated as section 303.246 at 71 Fed. Reg. 20526, April 21, 2006]

§ 303.247  Continue or resume status as an insured institution following termination under section 8 of the FDI Act.

(a)  Scope. This section relates to an application by a depository institution whose insured status has been terminated under section 8 of the FDI Act (12 U.S.C. 1818) for permission to continue or resume its status as an insured depository institution. This section covers institutions whose deposit insurance continues in effect for any purpose or for any length of time under the terms of an FDIC order terminating deposit insurance, but does not cover operating non-insured depository institutions which were previously insured by the FDIC, or any non-insured, non-operating depository institution whose charter has not been surrendered or revoked.

(b)  Where to file. Applicants shall submit a letter application to the appropriate FDIC office.

(c)  Content of filing. The filing shall contain the following information:

(1)  A complete statement of the action requested, all relevant facts, and the reason for such requested action; and

(2)  A certified copy of the resolution of the depository institution's board of directors authorizing submission of the filing.

(d)  Additional information. The FDIC may request additional information at any time during processing of the filing.

(e)  Processing. The FDIC will provide the applicant with written notification of the final action as soon as the decision is rendered.

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 303.248]

[Section 303.248 redesignated as section 303.247 at 71 Fed. Reg. 20526, April 21, 2006]

§ 303.248  Truth in Lending Act--Relief from reimbursement.

(a)  Scope. This section applies to requests for relief from reimbursement pursuant to the Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) and Regulation Z (12 CFR part 226). Related delegations of authority are also set forth.

(b)  Procedures to be followed in filing initial requests for relief. Requests for relief from reimbursement shall be filed with the appropriate FDIC office or within 60 days after receipt of the compliance report of examination containing the request to conduct a file search and make restitution to affected customers. The filing shall contain a complete and concise statement of the action requested, all relevant facts, the reasons and analysis relied upon as the basis for such requested action, and all supporting documentation.

(c)  Additional information. The FDIC may request additional information at any time during processing of any such requests.

(d)  Processing. The FDIC will acknowledge receipt of the request for reconsideration and provide the applicant with written notification of its determination within 60 days of its receipt of the request for reconsideration.

(e)  Procedures to be followed in filing requests for reconsideration. Within 15 days of receipt of written notice that its request for relief has been denied, the requestor may petition the appropriate FDIC office for reconsideration of such request in accordance with the procedures set forth in § 303.11(f).

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 303.248]

[Section 303.249 redesignated as section 303.248 at 71 Fed. Reg. 20526, April 21, 2006]

§ 303.249  Management official interlocks.

(a)  Scope. This section contains the procedures to be followed by an insured state nonmember bank to seek the approval of FDIC to establish an interlock pursuant to the Depository Institutions Management Interlocks Act (12 U.S.C. 3207), section 13 of the FDI Act (12 U.S.C. 1823(k)) and part 348 of this chapter (12 CFR part 348).

(b)  Where to file. Applicants shall submit a letter application to the appropriate FDIC office.

(c)  Content of filing. The application shall contain the following:

(1)  A description of the proposed interlock;

(2)  A statement of reason as to why the interlock will not result in a monopoly or a substantial lessening of competition; and

(3)  If the applicant is seeking an exemption set forth in § 348.5 or 348.6 of this chapter, a description of the particular exemption which is being requested and a statement of reasons as to why the exemption is applicable.

(d)  Additional information. The FDIC may request additional information at any time during processing of the filing.

(e)  Processing. The FDIC will provide the applicant with written notification of the final action when the decision is rendered.

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 303.249]

[Section 303.250 redesignated as section 303.249 at 71 Fed. Reg. 20526, April 21, 2006]

§ 303.250  Modification of conditions.

(a)  Scope. This section contains the procedures to be followed by an insured depository institution to seek the prior consent of the FDIC to modify the requirement of a prior approval of a filing issued by the FDIC.

(b)  Where to file. Applicants should submit a letter application to the appropriate FDIC regional director.

(c)  Content of filing. The application should contain the following information:

(1)  A description of the original approved application;

(2)  A description of the modification requested; and

(3)  The reason for the request.

(d)  Additional information. The FDIC may request additional information at any time during processing of the filing.

(e)  Processing. The FDIC will provide the applicant with a written notification of the final action as soon as the decision is rendered.

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 303.250]

[Section 303.251 redesignated as section 303.250 at 71 Fed. Reg. 20526, April 21, 2006]

§ 303.251  Extension of time.

(a)  Scope. This section contains the procedures to be followed by an insured depository institution to seek the prior consent of the FDIC for additional time to fulfill a condition required in an approval of a filing issued by the FDIC or to consummate a transaction which was the subject of an approval by the FDIC.

(b)  Where to file. Applicants shall submit a letter application to the appropriate FDIC office.

(c)  Content of filing. The application shall contain the following information:

(1)  A description of the original approved application;

(2)  Identification of the original time limitation;

(3)  The additional time period requested; and

(4)  The reason for the request.

(d)  Additional information. The FDIC may request additional information at any time during processing of the filing.

(e)  Processing. The FDIC will provide the applicant with written notification of the final action as soon as the decision is rendered.

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 303.251]

[Section 303.252 redesignated as section 303.251 at 71 Fed. Reg. 20526, April 21, 2006]

§§ 303.252--303.259  [Reserved]


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