Federal Reserve Board Announces Annual Adjustment to the Asset-size Threshold in Regulation I

February 23, 2017

Washington, DC - - (February 22, 2017) - - The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced the annual adjustment to the asset-size threshold in Regulation I that determines the dividend rate that certain member banks earn on their Federal Reserve Bank stock. The updated total consolidated asset threshold is $10,122,000,000.

The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act provides that depository institution stockholders with total consolidated assets above the asset-size threshold shall receive a dividend on paid-in capital stock equal to the lesser of 6 percent or the most recent 10-year Treasury auction rate prior to the dividend payment. The dividend rate for other member banks remains at 6 percent.

The FAST Act requires the Board to adjust the asset-size threshold annually to reflect the change in the Gross Domestic Product Price Index, published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Information source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System