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Statement by the Governor concerning the Kansai Kogin Credit Cooperative

(Tentative translation)

December 16, 2000
Bank of Japan

  1. We have today been informed by the Financial Reconstruction Commission that it has placed the Kansai Kogin Credit Cooperative under the management by the "Financial Reorganization Administrators"* pursuant to the "Law concerning Emergency Measures for the Reconstruction of the Function of the Financial System".
    • Since the credit cooperative will continue its normal operations, the Financial Reorganization Administrators will manage not only the financial institution's properties but also its business unlike a trustee in the corporate reorganization procedure.
    We have also received a request from the Financial Reconstruction Commission and the Finance Minister, pursuant to Article 38 of the Bank of Japan Law, to provide necessary funds in case of a shortage at the credit cooperative for the continuation of its business including the repayment of deposits, as it has been especially judged necessary to maintain financial system stability.
  2. Upon this request, the Bank of Japan has decided at today's Policy Board meeting to provide necessary funds to the Kansai Kogin Credit Cooperative through the Shinkumi Federation Bank for the continuation of its business until the management by the Financial Reorganization Administrators is concluded.
  3. The Kansai Kogin Credit Cooperative will carry out appropriate operations under the management of the Financial Reorganization Administrators and will seek to transfer its business promptly to receiving financial institution(s) with financial assistance from the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan.
  4. Through these measures, the Kansai Kogin Credit Cooperative will continue normal operations, and all of the financial institution's obligations, including deposits, will be performed smoothly. The Bank of Japan considers that protection of depositors and others, and stability of the financial system will thus be ensured.