Type: FCA Regulation
PART 630 - DISCLOSURE TO INVESTORS IN SYSTEM-WIDE AND CONSOLIDATED BANK DEBT OBLIGATIONS OF THE FARM CREDIT SYSTEM
Subpart A - General
§ 630.5 Accuracy of reports and assessment of internal control over financial reporting.
(a) Prohibition against incomplete, inaccurate, or misleading disclosure. Neither the Funding Corporation, nor any institution supplying information to the Funding Corporation under this part, nor any employee, officer, director, or nominee for director of the Funding Corporation or of such institutions, shall make or cause to be made any disclosure to investors and the general public required by this part that is incomplete, inaccurate, or misleading. When any such institution or person makes or causes to be made disclosure under this part that, in the judgment of the FCA, is incomplete, inaccurate, or misleading, whether or not such disclosure is made in published statements required by this part, such institution or person shall promptly furnish to the Funding Corporation, and the Funding Corporation shall promptly publish, such additional or corrective disclosure as is necessary to provide full and fair disclosure to investors and the general public. Nothing in this section shall prevent the FCA from taking additional actions to enforce this section pursuant to its authority under title V, part C of the Act.
(b) Signatures. The name and position title of each person signing the report must be printed beneath his or her signature. If any person required to sign the report has not signed the report, the name and position title of the individual and the reasons such individual is unable to, or refuses to, sign must be disclosed in the report. All reports must be dated and signed on behalf of the Funding Corporation by:
(1) The chief executive officer (CEO);
(2) The officer in charge of preparing financial statements; and
(3) A board member formally designated by action of the board to certify reports of condition and performance on behalf of individual board members.
(c) Certification of financial accuracy. The report must be certified as financially accurate by the signatories to the report. If any signatory is unable to, or refuses to, certify the report, the institution must disclose the individual's name and position title and the reason(s) such individual is unable or refuses to certify the report. At a minimum, the certification must include a statement that:
(1) The signatories have reviewed the report,
(2) The report has been prepared in accordance with all applicable statutory or regulatory requirements, and
(3) The information is true, accurate, and complete to the best of signatories’ knowledge and belief.
(d) Management assessment of internal control over financial reporting.
(1) Annual reports must include a report by the Funding Corporation’s management assessing the effectiveness of the internal control over financial reporting for the System-wide report to investors. The assessment must be conducted during the reporting period and be reported to the Funding Corporation’s board of directors. Quarterly and annual reports must disclose any material change(s) in the internal control over financial reporting occurring during the reporting period.
(2) The Funding Corporation must require its external auditor to issue an attestation report, which must express an opinion on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting. The resulting attestation report must accompany management’s assessment and be included in the annual report.
[71 FR 76121, Dec. 20, 2006, as amended at 72 FR 64130, Nov. 15, 2007]
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