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Informational Memorandum
Subject:Official Staff Commentary on Regulation M
Date of Memorandum:05/17/1999
Expiration Date:
Signed By:Smith, Roland
FCA Contact Person:Holland, Tom
Contact Phone:703-883-4484
List of Attachments:Regulation M


May 17, 1999

To: The Chief Executive Officer
All Farm Credit System Institutions

From: Roland E. Smith, Director /s/
Office of Examination

Subject: Official Staff Commentary on Regulation M

The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) is distributing revisions published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to the official staff commentary to Regulation M, which implements the Consumer Leasing Act (12 CFR Part 213). The revisions provide guidance on disclosures for lease renegotiations and extensions, official fees and taxes, multiple-item leases, and advertisements. The revisions were effective March 31, 1999, but compliance is optional until March 31, 2000. Attached is a copy of the official staff commentary.

If you have any questions regarding this document, please call Thomas J. Holland, Director, Special Examination and Supervision Division, Office of Examination, at (703) 883-4483, or correspond on the Internet at e-mail address