12 CFR 565.4 - Capital measures and capital category definitions.

§ 565.4 Capital measures and capital category definitions.
(a) Capital measures. For purposes of section 38 and this part, the relevant capital measures shall be:
(1) The total risk-based capital ratio;
(2) The Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio; and
(3) The leverage ratio.
(b) Capital categories. For purposes of section 38 and this part, a savings association shall be deemed to be:
(1) Well capitalized if the savings association:
(i) Has a total risk-based capital ratio of 10.0 percent or greater; and
(ii) Has a Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of 6.0 percent or greater; and
(iii) Has a leverage ratio of 5.0 percent or greater; and
(iv) Is not subject to any written agreement, order, capital directive, or prompt corrective action directive issued by OTS under section 8 of the FDI Act, the International Lending Supervision Act of 1983 (12 U.S.C. 3907), the Home Owners' Loan Act (12 U.S.C. 1464(t)(6)(A)(ii)), or section 38 of the FDI Act, or any regulation thereunder, to meet and maintain a specific capital level for any capital measure.
(2) Adequately capitalized if the savings association:
(i) Has a total risk-based capital ratio of 8.0 percent or greater; and
(ii) Has a Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of 4.0 percent or greater; and
(iii) Has:
(A) A leverage ratio of 4.0 percent or greater; or
(B) A leverage ratio of 3.0 percent or greater if the savings association is assigned a composite rating of 1, as composite rating is defined in § 516.5(c) of this chapter; and
(iv) Does not meet the definition of a well capitalized savings association.
(3) Undercapitalized if the savings association:
(i) Has a total risk-based capital ratio that is less than 8.0 percent; or
(ii) Has a Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio that is less than 4.0 percent; or
(iii)
(A) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(3)(iii) (B) of this section, has a leverage ratio that is less than 4.0 percent; or
(B) Has a leverage ratio that is less than 3.0 percent if the savings association is assigned a composite rating of 1, as composite rating is defined in § 516.5(c) of this chapter.
(4) Significantly undercapitalized if the savings association has:
(i) A total risk-based capital ratio that is less than 6.0 percent; or
(ii) A Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio that is less than 3.0 percent; or
(iii) A leverage ratio that is less than 3.0 percent.
(5) Critically undercapitalized if the savings association has a ratio of tangible equity to total assets that is equal to or less than 2.0 percent.
(c) Reclassification based on supervisory criteria other than capital. The OTS may reclassify a well capitalized savings association as adequately capitalized and may require an adequately capitalized or undercapitalized savings association to comply with certain mandatory or discretionary supervisory actions as if the savings association were in the next lower capital category (except that the OTS may not reclassify a significantly undercapitalized savings association as critically undercapitalized) (each of these actions are hereinafter referred to generally as “reclassifications”) in the following circumstances:
(1) Unsafe or unsound condition. The OTS has determined, after notice and opportunity for hearing pursuant to § 565.8(a) of this part, that the savings association is in an unsafe or unsound condition; or
(2) Unsafe or unsound practice. The OTS has determined, after notice and an opportunity for hearing pursuant to § 565.8(a) of this part, that the savings association received a less-than-satisfactory rating for any rating category (other than in a rating category specifically addressing capital adequacy) under the Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System, 1 or an equivalent rating under a comparable rating system adopted by the OTS; and has not corrected the conditions that served as the basis for the less than satisfactory rating. Ratings under this paragraph (c)(2) refer to the most recent ratings (as determined either on-site or off-site by the most recent examination) of which the savings association has been notified in writing.

Footnote(s):
1 Copies are available at the address specified in § 516.40 of this chapter.

[57 FR 44903, Sept. 29, 1992, as amended at 62 FR 3781, Jan. 27, 1997; 66 FR 13009, Mar. 2, 2001; 66 FR 65821, Dec. 21, 2001]

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