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Inactive Financial Institution Letters

April 25, 2014

Regulatory Capital Rules

Regulatory Capital, Proposed Revisions to the Supplementary Leverage Ratio



The federal banking agencies have issued the attached joint notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) that would revise the denominator of the supplementary leverage ratio (total leverage exposure) under the revised regulatory capital rule adopted by the agencies in July 2013 (2013 revised capital rule).

Statement of Applicability to Institutions with Total Assets Under $1 Billion: This Financial Institution Letter applies only to banking organizations subject to the agencies' advanced approaches risk-based capital rules (advanced approaches banking organizations, as defined in the 2013 revised capital rule). In general, the advanced approaches rule defines a core bank as a bank with consolidated total assets of $250 billion or more, consolidated on-balance sheet foreign exposure of $10 billion or more, or a subsidiary of a core bank.


The proposed rule would:


Suggested Routing:

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