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Informational Memorandum
Subject:Guidelines on Submission of Proposals to Merge Banks
Date of Memorandum:08/27/2010
Expiration Date:
Office:Office of Regulatory Policy
Signed By:Jacob, Andrew
FCA Contact Person:Dalton, Thomas
Contact Phone:703-883-4460
List of Attachments:Procedures to Obtain FCA Approval of a Plan to Merge Banks; Request for Approval of a Plan to Merge Banks; Request for FCA Approval of a Plan to Merge Banks - Transmittal Sheet; Request for Preliminary Approval of a Plan to Merge Banks - Documentation Checklist; Request for FCA Approval of a Plan to Merge Banks - Information Checklist; Section B - Additional Documents for FCA Use; Appendix 1 - Checklist for Analysis of Financial Forecasts

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August 27, 2010


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

From: Andrew D. Jacob, CFA, Director
Office of Regulatory Policy

Subject: Guidelines on Submission of Proposals to Merge Banks


This Informational Memorandum (IM) distributes the guidelines for the submission of proposals to merge banks pursuant to Title VII of the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended, and in accordance with the requirements of the Farm Credit Administration’s Bookletter, BL-063, “Farm Credit System Bank Merger Applications.” The regulations governing proposals to merge are set forth in 12 CFR 611.1010, 611.1020, 611.1122(a)(1) through (4), (6), (7), 611.1122(e), and 611.1123.

Any questions on this IM should be directed to Thomas L. Dalton, Office of Regulatory Policy, at (703) 883-4460 or by e-mail to daltont@fca.gov or to Gary Van Meter, Deputy Director, Office of Regulatory Policy at (703) 883-4026 or by e-mail to vanmeterg@fca.gov.

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