February 21, 2020

To our clients and friends:

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has adopted new rules regarding when an investor will be presumed to have, directly or indirectly, acquired control of a banking organization for purposes of the Bank Holding Company Act and the Home Owners’ Loan Act. The new rules, which clarify some of the Federal Reserve’s existing rules and interpretations, relax certain presumptions of control and eliminate, with a few exceptions, the use of passivity agreements. The new rules will become effective April 1, 2020.

Our Alert, which summarizes the key provisions of the new rules, is available here.

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