Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Federal Bank Regulators Focus on 409A

"In June 2010 the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (together, the Regulatory Agencies) issued guidance on sound incentive compensation policies for banking organizations......Another potential area of regulatory focus is compliance with Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 409A, which governs all types of nonqualified deferred compensation. By December 31, 2008, banking organizations should have reviewed and amended, if needed, all nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements (including all deferred compensation plans, employment agreements, severance and change in control agreements, equity compensation plans and similar types of arrangements) to ensure either compliance with Code Section 409A or an exemption from Code Section 409A."

Note from Troutman Sanders

No comments: