Corporate Applications and Other Requests:
IN THIS ISSUE:
||Letter confirms the appropriate capital treatment of a multipurpose loan commitment where the borrower has the option to utilize the commitment in one of several ways, including a standby letter of credit.
||Interagency letter addressing the risk-based capital treatment of structured second mortgages.
||Letter concludes that a national bank may engage in customer-driven, perfectly matched, cash-settled derivative transactions (such as swaps, options, forwards, caps, floors, collars and futures) where payments are based on prices of on (i) polypropylene: injection molding (copoly) (2,6); (ii) old corrugated cardboard #11 (OCC 11); and (iii) the Dow Jones AIG Commodity Index (DJ-AIGCI), provided the Bank's examiner-in-charge ("EIC") is satisfied that the Bank has adequate risk management and measurement systems and controls to conduct the activities on a safe and sound basis.
||Letter concludes that a national bank may engage in customer-driven coal derivative transactions that settle in cash or by transitory title transfer and that are hedged on a portfolio basis with derivative and spot transactions that settle in cash or by transitory title transfer, provided the bank's examiner-in-charge is satisfied that the bank has adequate risk management and measurement systems and controls to conduct the activities on a safe and sound basis.
||Letter states that loans secured by insured non-negotiable certificates of deposit issued by other institutions do not qualify for the exception in the legal lending limit for loans secured by certain other loans (12 C.F.R. § 32.3(c)(3)(i)(B)) nor for the additional lending limit described in 12 C.F.R. § 32.3(a) for loans secured by readily marketable collateral.
||Letter grants request of certain affiliated banks of a waiver from Part 12's requirement that bank officers and employees who make investment recommendations or decisions for customers must report their personal transactions in securities to the bank within ten business days after the end of the calendar quarter.
||Application by Rabobank, National Association, El Centro, California, to acquire Community Bank of Central California, Salinas, California (Control Number 2005 WE 02 0032),
Approvals with conditions enforceable under 12 U.S.C. 1818
||Application to convert Southwest Trust Company, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to a national trust bank with the title of "Southwest Trust Company, National Association". (Control Number 2006 SO 01 00006), WORD 04/06/2006
||Application by Grand Bank, N.A., Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, to issue subordinated debt. (Control Number 2006 NE 12 0109), WORD 02/21/2006
||Application to establish a new national trust bank, which will engage solely in fiduciary activities, with the title of LaSalle National Trust Delaware," Wilmington, Delaware. (Control Number 2006 CE 01 002), WORD 04/21/2006
Final Enforcement Actions
Enclosed is a copy of the OCC's news release number
2006-59, announcing the availability of enforcement actions. Copies of
the final actions are available by writing to the OCC, Public Information Room,
Mail Stop 1-5, Washington, D.C. 20219. When ordering, specify the appropriate
enforcement action number.
Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Performance
Enclosed is a list of CRA performance evaluations that
became public during the period of April 15, 2006 through
May 14, 2006.
PLEASE NOTE: Interpretive Letters and No-Objection
Letters reflect the views of the Comptroller's legal staff. Corporate
Decisions, CRA Decisions and Conditional Approvals are from the office of
Licensing. The Community Development Investment Letters are from the office of
Community Affairs. The list of CRA Ratings is from the Communications Division.
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