Article 500b - Temporary exclusion of certain exposures to central banks from the total exposure measure in view of the COVID-19 pandemic
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By way of derogation from Article 429(4), until 27 June 2021, an institution may exclude from its total exposure measure the following exposures to the institution’s central bank, subject to the conditions set out in paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Article:
coins and banknotes constituting legal currency in the jurisdiction of the central bank;
assets representing claims on the central bank, including reserves held at the central bank.
The amount excluded by the institution shall not exceed the daily average amount of the exposures listed in points (a) and (b) of the first subparagraph over the most recent full reserve maintenance period of the institution’s central bank.
An institution may exclude the exposures listed in paragraph 1 where the institution’s competent authority has determined, after consultation with the relevant central bank, and publicly declared that exceptional circumstances exist that warrant the exclusion in order to facilitate the implementation of monetary policies.
The exposures to be excluded under paragraph 1 shall meet both of the following conditions:
they are denominated in the same currency as the deposits taken by the institution;
their average maturity does not significantly exceed the average maturity of the deposits taken by the institution.
An institution that excludes exposures to its central bank from its total exposure measure in accordance with paragraph 1 shall also disclose the leverage ratio it would have if it did not exclude those exposures.