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Consolidated text: Decision of the European Central Bank of 25 November 2010 on the interim distribution of the income of the European Central Bank on euro banknotes in circulation and arising from securities purchased under the securities markets programme (recast) (ECB/2010/24) (2011/10/EU)

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DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

of 25 November 2010

on the interim distribution of the income of the European Central Bank on euro banknotes in circulation and arising from securities purchased under the securities markets programme

(recast)

(ECB/2010/24)

(2011/10/EU)

(OJ L 006, 11.1.2011, p.35)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

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page

date

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DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK of 19 December 2012

  L 13

12

17.1.2013




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DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

of 25 November 2010

on the interim distribution of the income of the European Central Bank on euro banknotes in circulation and arising from securities purchased under the securities markets programme

(recast)

(ECB/2010/24)

(2011/10/EU)



THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK,

Having regard to the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank (hereinafter the ‘Statute of the ESCB’), and in particular Article 33 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Decision ECB/2005/11 of 17 November 2005 on the distribution of the income of the European Central Bank on euro banknotes in circulation to the national central banks of the participating Member States ( 1 ) needs to be substantially amended to take account of the distribution of the European Central Bank’s (ECB’s) income arising from securities purchased in accordance with Decision ECB/2010/5 of 14 May 2010 establishing a securities markets programme ( 2 ). It should be recast in the interests of clarity.

(2)

Decision ECB/2010/29 of 13 December 2010 on the issue of euro banknotes ( 3 ) establishes the allocation of euro banknotes in circulation to the NCBs in proportion to their paid-up shares in the ECB’s capital. Article 4 of Decision ECB/2010/29 and the Annex to that Decision allocates to the ECB 8 % of the total value of euro banknotes in circulation. The ECB holds intra-Eurosystem claims on NCBs in proportion to their shares in the subscribed capital key, for a value equivalent to the value of euro banknotes that it issues.

(3)

Under Article 2(2) of Decision ECB/2010/23 of 25 November 2010 on the allocation of monetary income of the national central banks of Member States whose currency is the euro ( 4 ), the intra-Eurosystem balances on euro banknotes in circulation are remunerated at the reference rate. Under Article 2(3) of Decision ECB/2010/23, this remuneration is settled by TARGET2 payments.

(4)

Recital 7 to Decision ECB/2010/23 states that the income accruing to the ECB on the remuneration of its intra-Eurosystem claims on NCBs related to its share of euro banknotes in circulation should in principle be distributed to the NCBs in accordance with the decisions of the Governing Council, in proportion to their shares in the subscribed capital key in the same financial year it accrues.

(5)

In the same manner the ECB’s income arising from securities purchased under the securities markets programme (SMP) should in principle be distributed to the NCBs in proportion to their shares in the subscribed capital key in the same financial year it accrues.

(6)

In distributing the ECB’s income on euro banknotes in circulation and the ECB’s income arising from SMP securities, the ECB should take into account an estimate of its financial result for the year that makes due allowance for the need to allocate funds to a provision for foreign exchange rate, interest rate, credit and gold price risks, and for the availability of provisions that may be released to offset anticipated expenses.

(7)

In determining the amount of the ECB’s net profit to be transferred to the general reserve fund pursuant to Article 33.1 of the Statute of the ESCB, the Governing Council should consider that any part of that profit which corresponds to income on euro banknotes in circulation and income arising from SMP securities should be distributed to the NCBs in full,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:



Article 1

Definitions

For the purposes of this Decision:

(a) ‘NCB’ means the national central bank of a Member State whose currency is the euro;

(b) ‘intra-Eurosystem balances on euro banknotes in circulation’ means the claims and liabilities arising between an NCB and the ECB and between an NCB and the other NCBs as a result of the application of Article 4 of Decision ECB/2010/29;

(c) ‘ECB’s income on euro banknotes in circulation’ means the income accruing to the ECB on the remuneration of its intra-Eurosystem claims on NCBs related to its share of euro banknotes in circulation as a result of the application of Article 2 of Decision ECB/2010/23;

(d) ‘ECB’s income arising from SMP securities’ means the net income arising from securities purchased by the ECB under the SMP in accordance with Decision ECB/2010/5.

Article 2

Interim distribution of the ECB’s income on euro banknotes in circulation and the ECB’s income arising from SMP securities

1.  The ECB’s income on euro banknotes in circulation and the ECB’s income arising from SMP securities shall be due in full to the NCBs in the same financial year it accrues and shall be distributed to the NCBs in proportion to their paid-up shares in the subscribed capital of the ECB.

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2.  Unless otherwise decided by the Governing Council, the ECB shall distribute to the NCBs its income on euro banknotes in circulation accrued and its income arising from SMP securities earned in each financial year on the last working day in January of the following year.

3.  The amount of the ECB’s income on euro banknotes in circulation may be reduced in accordance with any decision by the Governing Council on the basis of the Statute of the ESCB in respect of expenses incurred by the ECB in connection with the issue and handling of euro banknotes.

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Article 3

Derogation from Article 2

In derogation from Article 2:

1. The Governing Council shall decide before the end of the financial year whether all or part of the ECB’s income arising from SMP securities and, if necessary, all or part of the ECB’s income on euro banknotes in circulation should be retained to the extent necessary to ensure that the amount of the distributed income does not exceed the ECB’s net profit for that year. Any such decision shall be taken where, on the basis of a reasoned estimate prepared by the Executive Board, the Governing Council expects that the ECB will have an overall annual loss or will make an annual net profit that is less than the estimated amount of its income on euro banknotes in circulation and the estimated amount of its income arising from SMP securities.

2. The Governing Council may decide before the end of the financial year to transfer all or part of the ECB’s income arising from SMP securities and, if necessary, all or part of the ECB’s income on euro banknotes in circulation to a provision for foreign exchange rate, interest rate, credit and gold price risks.

Article 4

Repeal

Decision ECB/2005/11 is hereby repealed. References to the repealed Decision shall be construed as references to this Decision.

Article 5

Entry into force

This Decision shall enter into force on 31 December 2010.



( 1 ) OJ L 311, 26.11.2005, p. 41.

( 2 ) OJ L 124, 20.5.2010, p. 8.

( 3 ) Not yet published in the Official Journal.

( 4 ) Not yet published in the Official Journal.

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