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Federal Reserve Act


Section 28. Reduction of capital of national banks

(a) In General. Subject to the approval of the Comptroller of the Currency, a national banking association may, by a vote of shareholders owning, in the aggregate, two-thirds of its capital stock, reduce its capital.

(b) Shareholder Distributions Authorized. As part of its capital reduction plan approved in accordance with subsection (a), and with the affirmative vote of shareholders owning at least two thirds of the shares of each class of its stock outstanding (each voting as a class), a national banking association may distribute cash or other assets to its shareholders.

[12 USC 59. Section 5143, Revised Statutes, as amended and reenacted by this section, was further amended by acts of Aug. 23, 1935 (49 Stat. 720) and Oct. 13, 2006 (120 Stat. 1970).]

Last update: May 23, 2013