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Inactive Financial Institution Letters

September 9, 2014

Regulatory Capital Rules:

Regulatory Capital, Revisions to the Supplementary Leverage Ratio



The federal banking agencies have issued the attached joint final rule that revises 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 (FIL) does not generally apply to institutions with total assets of under $1 billion. This FIL applies only to banking organizations with total assets less than $1 billion that are insured depository institution subsidiaries of 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 an insured depository institution subsidiary of a core bank.


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