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Article 483

Article 483 - Grandfathering of State aid instruments

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Article 483

Grandfathering of State aid instruments

1.  

By way of derogation from Articles 26 to 29, 51, 52, 62 and 63, during the period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2017 this Article applies to capital instruments and items where the following conditions are met:

(a) 

the instruments were issued prior to 1 January 2014;

(b) 

the instruments were issued within the context of recapitalisation measures pursuant to State aid rules. Insofar as part of the instruments are privately subscribed, they must be issued prior to 30 June 2012 and in conjunction with those parts that are subscribed by the Member State;

(c) 

the instruments were considered compatible with the internal market by the Commission under Article 107 TFEU.

Where the instruments are subscribed by both the Member State and private investors and there is a partial redemption of the instruments subscribed by the Member State, a corresponding share of the privately subscribed part of the instruments shall be grandfathered in accordance with Article 484. When all the instruments subscribed by the Member State have been redeemed, the remaining instruments subscribed by private investors shall be grandfathered in accordance with Article 484.

2.  

Instruments that qualified in accordance with the national transposition measures for point (a) of Article 57 of Directive 2006/48/EC shall qualify as Common Equity Tier 1 instruments notwithstanding either of the following:

(a) 

the conditions laid down in Article 28 of this Regulation are not met;

(b) 

the instruments were issued by an undertaking referred to in Article 27 of this Regulation and the conditions laid down in Article 28 of this Regulation or, where applicable, Article 29 of this Regulation are not met.

3.  
Instruments referred to in point (c) of paragraph 1 of this Article that do not qualify under national transposition measures for point (a) of Article 57 of Directive 2006/48/EC shall qualify as Common Equity Tier 1 instruments notwithstanding the fact that the requirements of point (a) or (b) of paragraph 2 of this Article are not met, provided that the requirements of paragraph 8 of this Article are met.

Instruments that qualify as Common Equity Tier 1 pursuant to the first subparagraph shall not qualify as Additional Tier 1 instruments or Tier 2 instruments under paragraph 5 or 7.

4.  
Instruments that qualified in accordance with the national transposition measures for point (ca) of Article 57 and for Article 66(1) of Directive 2006/48/EC shall qualify as Additional Tier 1 instruments notwithstanding that the conditions laid down in Article 52(1) of this Regulation are not met.
5.  
Instruments referred to in point (c) of paragraph 1 of this Article that do not qualify under the national transposition measures for point (ca) of Article 57 of Directive 2006/48/EC shall qualify as Additional Tier 1 instruments notwithstanding that the conditions laid down in Article 52(1) of this Regulation are not met, provided that the requirements of paragraph 8 of this Article are met.

Instruments that qualify as Additional Tier 1 instruments pursuant to the first subparagraph shall not qualify as Common Equity Tier 1 instruments or Tier 2 instruments under paragraph 3 or 7.

6.  
Items that qualified in accordance with national transposition measures for points (f), (g) or (h) of Article 57 and for Article 66(1) of Directive 2006/48/EC shall qualify as Tier 2 instruments notwithstanding that the items are not referred to in Article 62 of this Regulation or that the conditions laid down in Article 63 of this Regulation are not met.
7.  
Instruments referred to in point (c) of paragraph 1 of this Article that do not qualify under the national transposition measures for point (f), (g) or (h) of Article 57 and for Article 66(1) of Directive 2006/48/EC shall qualify as Tier 2 instruments notwithstanding that the items are not referred to in Article 62 of this Regulation or that the conditions laid down in Article 63 of this Regulation are not met, provided that the conditions in paragraph 8 of this Article are met.

Instruments that qualify as Tier 2 instruments pursuant to the first subparagraph shall not qualify as Common Equity Tier 1 instruments or Additional Tier 1 instruments under paragraph 3 or 5.

8.  
Instruments referred to paragraphs 3, 5 and 7 may qualify as own funds instruments referred to in those paragraphs only where the condition in point (a) of paragraph 1 is met and where they are issued by institutions that are incorporated in a Member State that is subject to an Economic Adjustment Programme, and the issuance of those instruments is agreed or eligible under that programme.



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