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Financial Institution Letter


SUBJECT: FDIC Seeks Comment on Proposed Rule Regarding Insurance for State Banks That Are Chartered as Limited Liability Companies

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is requesting public comment on the attached proposed rule clarifying that a state bank that is chartered as a limited liability company (LLC) could be considered eligible for federal deposit insurance. Comments on this proposed rule are due by October 21, 2002.

The proposal contains some restrictions on when an LLC can be considered eligible for deposit insurance. The restrictions include that the LLC:

  • have no automatic termination events,
  • have no restrictions on free transferability of an owner's interest,
  • provide limited liability for its owners, and
  • provide for a board of managers.

For more information on the proposed rule, please contact Steven Fritts, Associate Director in the FDIC's Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection, at 202-898-3723 or Robert Fick in the FDIC's Legal Division at 202-898-8962.

Michael J. Zamorski

July 23, 2002, Federal Register , pages 48054-48059 HTML or PDF (59kb File - PDF Help or Hard Copy )

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated: September 6, 2002