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Joint Release Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Office of Thrift Supervision

For Immediate Release
FDIC-PR-103-2003
October 30, 2003

Proposed Treatment of Expected and Unexpected Losses
Under the New Basel Capital Accord

The federal bank and thrift agencies on Thursday issued the attached statement regarding the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's request for comment on a modification to its proposed international capital standards.

The modification deals with the treatment of expected and unexpected losses. The Basel Committee will accept comments from all interested parties until December 31, 2003.

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Last Updated 10/30/2003 communications@fdic.gov