Office of the Comptroller of the Currency March 6, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Securities Offering Disclosure Rules
Document Number: E8-4382
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is amending its securities offering disclosure rules to eliminate the general requirement that a national bank in organization include audited financial statements as part of a public offering of its securities. The OCC has determined that, due to the very limited nature of the activities of a bank in the organizational phase, this requirement typically adds little information that is of benefit to potential investors or of significance in our review of an application for a national bank charter. However, the final rule enables the OCC to request audited financial statements in circumstances where doing so would be in the best interest of investors or would further the safe and sound operation of the national bank.