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|Subject:||Recission of Bookletters on Disclosure of Director and Senior Officer Compensation|
|Date of Memorandum:||04/09/2007|
|Office:||Office of Regulatory Policy|
|Signed By:||Jacob, Andrew|
|FCA Contact Person:||Jacob, Andrew and Van Meter, Gary|
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2. BL-046, “Annual Adjustment of the 2003 Annual Report Disclosure Threshold for 2002 Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Compensation,” issued March 12, 2003, and
3. BL-047, “Annual Adjustment of the Annual Report Disclosure Threshold for Fiscal Year 2003 Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Compensation,” issued February 20, 2004.
Prior to the governance final rule, FCA rules required disclosure of CEO salaries at or above $150,000, as adjusted to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Each year, the FCA issued either a bookletter or informational memorandum to
establish the CPI-adjusted threshold for the separate disclosure of CEO compensation in the annual report. BL-046 and BL-047 dealt with the threshold for disclosure of CEO compensation in 2002 and 2003, respectively, and thus are outdated.
Adjustment for Maximum Director Compensation
4. BL-045, “Annual Adjustment of Maximum Director Compensation for 2003,” issued March 12, 2003, and
5. BL-048, “Maximum Director Compensation for 2004,” issued March 1, 2004.
Section 4.21 of the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended, set bank director compensation at $20,000 per year, adjusted to reflect changes in the CPI. Each year, the FCA has sent out guidance on the maximum bank director compensation level that can be paid. Therefore, BL-045 and BL-048 are outdated and have been replaced with more recent guidance.
On February 13, 2007, FCA issued an informational memorandum, “Maximum Bank Director Compensation for 2007,” which adjusted the annual compensation level for 2007 to a maximum of $48,815, to reflect changes in the CPI. The February 13, 2007, informational memorandum also included a table of the maximum bank director compensation level for the years 1997 to 2006.
Any comments or questions on this informational memorandum should be addressed to Andrew D. Jacob, Director, or Gary Van Meter, Deputy Director, Office of Regulatory Policy, at (703) 883-4414, Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102-5090, or by e-mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.