On July 16, 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) proposed changes to certain provisions of its securitization safe harbor rule (the “Rule”), which relates to the treatment of financial assets transferred in connection with a securitization or participation transaction.  12 C.F.R. § 360.6. The proposed rule (“Proposed Change”) would eliminate the requirement that the securitization documents require compliance with Regulation AB of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), 17 C.F.R. §§ 229.1100 et. seq. (“Regulation AB”), in circumstances where Regulation AB by its terms would not apply to the issuance of obligations backed by such financial assets.  This proposed change would modify section 360.6(b)(2)(i)(A) of the Rule to read as follows:

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