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Article 468 - Temporary treatment of unrealised gains and losses measured at fair value through other comprehensive income in view of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Article 468

Temporary treatment of unrealised gains and losses measured at fair value through other comprehensive income in view of the COVID-19 pandemic

1.  

By way of derogation from Article 35, during the period from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022 (the ‘period of temporary treatment’), institutions may remove from the calculation of their Common Equity Tier 1 items the amount A, determined in accordance with the following formula:

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where:

a

=

the amount of unrealised gains and losses accumulated since 31 December 2019 accounted for as ‘fair value changes of debt instruments measured at fair value through other comprehensive income’ in the balance sheet, corresponding to exposures to central governments, to regional governments or to local authorities referred to in Article 115(2) of this Regulation and to public sector entities referred to in Article 116(4) of this Regulation, excluding those financial assets that are credit-impaired as defined in Appendix A to the Annex to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1126/2008 (‘Annex relating to IFRS 9’); and

f

=

the factor applicable for each reporting year during the period of temporary treatment in accordance with paragraph 2.

2.  

Institutions shall apply the following factors f to calculate the amount A referred in paragraph 1:

(a) 

1 during the period from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020;

(b) 

0,7 during the period from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021;

(c) 

0,4 during the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022.

3.  
Where an institution decides to apply the temporary treatment set out in paragraph 1, it shall inform the competent authority of its decision at least 45 days before the remittance date for the reporting of the information based on that treatment. Subject to the prior permission of the competent authority, the institution may reverse its initial decision once during the period of temporary treatment. Institutions shall publicly disclose if they apply that treatment.
4.  

Where an institution removes an amount of unrealised losses from its Common Equity Tier 1 items in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article, it shall recalculate all requirements laid down in this Regulation and in Directive 2013/36/EU that are calculated using any of the following items:

(a) 

the amount of deferred tax assets that is deducted from Common Equity Tier 1 items in accordance with point (c) of Article 36(1) or risk weighted in accordance with Article 48(4);

(b) 

the amount of specific credit risk adjustments.

When recalculating the relevant requirement, the institution shall not take into account the effects that the expected credit loss provisions relating to exposures to central governments, to regional governments or to local authorities referred to in Article 115(2) of this Regulation and to public sector entities referred to in Article 116(4) of this Regulation, excluding those financial assets that are credit-impaired as defined in Appendix A to the Annex relating to IFRS 9, have on those items.

5.  
During the periods set out in paragraph 2 of this Article, in addition to disclosing the information required in Part Eight, institutions that have decided to apply the temporary treatment set out in paragraph 1 of this Article shall disclose the amounts of own funds, Common Equity Tier 1 capital and Tier 1 capital, the total capital ratio, the Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio, the Tier 1 capital ratio, and the leverage ratio they would have in case they were not to apply that treatment.