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Agencies Reopen Comment Period on Swap Margin and Capital Proposed Rulemaking

Five federal agencies on Wednesday reopened the comment period on a proposed rule to establish margin and capital requirements for swap dealers, major swap participants, security-based swap dealers, and major security-based swap participants for which one of the agencies is the prudential regulator, as required by sections 731 and 764 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  The comment period--which originally ended July 11, 2011--was reopened to November 26, 2012, to allow interested persons more time to analyze the issues and prepare their comments in light of the consultative document on margin requirements for noncentrally-cleared derivatives recently published for comment by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organization of Securities Commissions.

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Federal ReserveBarbara Hagenbaugh(202) 452-2955
FCAChristine Quinn(703) 883-4108
FDICDavid Barr(202) 898-6992
FHFAStefanie Johnson(202) 649-3030
OCCDean DeBuck(202) 874-5770

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