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Informational Memorandum
Subject:Guidelines for Requesting Certificates of Good Standing, Authenticity, and/or Merger or Consolidation
Date of Memorandum:01/22/2014
Expiration Date:
Office:Office of Regulatory Policy
Signed By:Van Meter, Gary
FCA Contact Person:Wilson, Deborah
Contact Phone:703-883-4224
List of Attachments:

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January 22, 2014


To: Chief Executive Officers
All Farm Credit System Institutions

From: Gary K. Van Meter, Director
Office of Regulatory Policy

Subject: Guidelines for Requesting Certificates of Good Standing, Authenticity, and/or Merger or Consolidation

The Farm Credit Administration (FCA, us, or our), as the Federal regulatory agency of the Farm Credit System (System), issues the above-stated certificates regarding the System institutions it regulates. This Informational Memorandum (IM) provides guidance relative to requests for issuance by FCA of these types of certificates. Also, the IM provides a brief description of the content of each type of certificate.

By issuing a certificate of good standing, the FCA certifies that the System institution is:


By issuing a certificate of merger or consolidation, the FCA certifies:
Certificates are certified by affixing the FCA seal to each certificate. Requests for the issuance of a certificate should be sent to us by e-mailing the request to CertificatesORP@fca.gov. The requester will be notified by e-mail of our receipt of their request and inform them of the associated fee.

All requests for certificates must include the:
Any questions related to this IM or to certificate request procedures may be directed to Barry F. Mardock, Deputy Director, Office of Regulatory Policy (ORP), at mardockb@fca.gov or (703) 883-4456, or to Deborah Wilson, Associate Director, ORP, at wilsond@fca.gov or (703) 883-4224.

1 Certificates are sent by standard mail delivery via the U.S. Postal Service. As an alternative, certificates may be sent by United Parcel Service (UPS) if the requester specifies a UPS delivery preference and provides a UPS account number for shipping charges.
2 There is a processing fee for issuing certificates. The dollar amount of the fee will be e-mailed to the requester, or their designee, upon issuance of the certificate.