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Informational Memorandum
Subject:Maximum Bank Director Compensation for 2012
Date of Memorandum:02/02/2012
Expiration Date:
Office:Office of Regulatory Policy
Signed By:Van Meter, Gary
FCA Contact Person:Wilson, Michael
Contact Phone:703-883-4124
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February 2, 2012

To: Chairman, Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
All Farm Credit Banks

From: Gary Van Meter, Director
Office of Regulatory Policy

Subject: Maximum Bank Director Compensation for 2012

Section 4.21 of the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended (Act), and Farm Credit Administration (FCA) regulation 611.400 require an annual adjustment in the maximum annual compensation payable to Farm Credit System (FCS) bank directors to reflect the change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). With the release of annual CPI data for 2011, the FCS bank director compensation maximum for 2012 changes accordingly.

The 2012 maximum is determined by the 2011 maximum plus the increase in the average CPI over the prior year as follows:

2012 Maximum Director Compensation = 2011 Maximum Director Compensation x (2011 Annual Average CPI/2010 Annual Average CPI)

2011 Annual Average CPI1= 224.939
2010 Annual Average CPI= 218.056
2012 Maximum Compensation= $52,800 x (224.939/218.056)
= $52,800 x 1.031565
= $54,466.65
The maximum compensation payable to FCS Bank Directors in 2012 is $54,467.2

By issuance of this Informational Memorandum, the FCA rescinds the Informational Memorandum dated February 3, 2011, on the calculation of maximum bank director compensation.

If you have any questions regarding the annual adjustment process, please call Mike Wilson, Office of Regulatory Policy, (703) 883-4124, TTY (703) 883-4434, or contact him by e-mail at wilsonm@fca.gov.

Attachment

Copy to: Each FCS Institution

1 Based on the annual average Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers, U.S. City Average, All Items, 1982-84 = 100. Unadjusted series CUUR0000SA0, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
2 Rounded to the nearest whole dollar.


Attachment


Farm Credit Administration
Summary of Annual Adjustments of Maximum
Farm Credit System Bank Director Compensation
YearAnnual
Average
CPI1
Annual CPI
Adjustment
Percentage
Maximum
Bank Director
Compensation
1997 160.5 1.029528 $22,474
1998 163.0 1.022945 $22,990
1999 166.6 1.015576$23,348
2000 172.2 1.022086$23,864
2001 177.1 1.033613$24,666
2002 179.9 1.028455$25,368
20032 184.0 1.015810 $25,769
20042 188.9 1.3178943$26,3583
2005 195.31.3529903 $27,0603
2006 201.61.033880$47,2904
2007 207.3421.032258$48,815
2008215.3031.028482$50,205
2009214.5371.038396$52,133
2010218.0560.996451$51,9485
2011224.9391.016403 $52,800
20121.031565$54,467


1 Based on the annual average Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all Urban Consumers, U.S. City Average, All Items, 1982-84 = 100. Unadjusted series CUUR0000SA0, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
2 The annual adjustments for maximum director compensation for 2003 and 2004 were made via Bookletter BL-045, dated March 12, 2003, and BL-048, dated March 1, 2004, respectively.
3 The maximum annual director compensation was determined by using the 1992 maximum compensation level at $20,000 times the percentage increase in the average CPI since October 1992, using the October 1992 effective annual average CPI: $20,000 x (184.0/139.6167) = $26,358 for 2004 and $20,000 x (188.9/139.6167) = $27,060 for 2005.
4 Via its Bookletter BL-051, dated December 15, 2005, FCA authorized FCS banks to pay compensation for 2006 at a level not to exceed $45,740 plus the annual adjustment of inflation. The 2006 maximum director compensation is calculated as follows: $45,740 x (195.3/188.9) = $47,290 (See Informational Memorandum, dated February 15, 2006 (Rescinded)).
5The change in the CPI from 2008 to 2009 resulted in a slight reduction in the computed maximum director compensation for 2010 when compared to the 2009 level. Because the reduction in the computed maximum director compensation was not considered significant, FCA did not require FCS banks that have directors already receiving compensation above $51,948 to reduce their compensation levels to the 2010 maximum.