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Article V, Sections 8 and 9

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International Monetary Fund
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November 2001
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Charges and Remuneration

Charges: Future Changes in Charges on Fund’s Holdings of Members’ Currencies in Excess of Quota

Changes in any schedule of charges levied under Article V, Section 8(c), (d), and (e)1 shall apply to all holdings subject to the schedule that are obtained by the Fund after the date of this decision.

Decision No. 4239-(74/67)

June 13, 1974

Surcharge on Purchases in Credit Tranches and Under Extended Fund Facility

1. The rate of charge under Article V, Section 8(b) on the Fund’s combined holdings of a member’s currency in excess of 200 percent of the member’s quota in the Fund resulting from purchases in the credit tranches and under the extended Fund facility made after the date of this decision shall be 100 basis points per annum above the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) as adjusted for purposes of burden sharing, provided that the rate on such holdings in excess of 300 percent of the member’s quota shall be 200 basis points per annum above the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) as adjusted for purposes of burden sharing.

2. This decision shall be reviewed after November 30, 2004.

Decision No. 12346-(00/117)

November 28, 2000

Charges: Media of Payment in General Resources Account

1. A member whose holdings of SDRs are insufficient for the payment of the total of estimated charges due and payable by it within the next thirty days may:

(a) obtain SDRs from the General Resources Account up to a reasonable estimate of the balance of SDRs needed for the payment; or

(b) pay the balance of the charges in the currencies of other members.

2. A member that is unable to pay charges in SDRs because it is not a participant in the Special Drawing Rights Department and has not been prescribed as an other holder may pay all charges payable under Article V, Section 8 in the currencies of other members.

3. The currencies for which the SDRs would be sold under paragraph 1(a) or that would be paid under paragraph 1(b) and paragraph 2 shall be selected by the Fund from those currencies that the Fund would receive in accordance with the operational budget in effect at the time.

Decision No. 5702-(78/39) G/S

March 22, 1978, effective April 1, 1978,

as amended by Decision No. 7096-(82/57) G/S, April 23, 1982

Charges: Accounting for Charges from Members with Overdue Obligations

The Executive Board decides that, effective November 1, 1986, accrued charges on the use of the Fund’s general resources from a member that is overdue in meeting any financial obligation to the Fund for six months or more will not be included in accrued income unless the member is current in the payment of charges. Charges that are not included in accrued income will instead be reported as deferred income, and will be recorded as income only when paid. Once charges from a member have been reported as deferred income, charges subsequently accrued will not be included in accrued income until the member becomes current in the payment of charges.

Decision No. 8433-(86/175)1

October 31, 1986

Charges: Special Charges on Overdue Financial Obligations to the Fund

I. Overdue Repurchases

1. Pursuant to [ ]2 the Fund has reviewed the rates of charge to be levied under Article V, Section 8(c) on its holdings of a member’s currency that have not been repurchased in accordance with the requirements of the Articles or decisions of the Fund.

2. Within three business days after (i) the due date for the repurchase by a member of the Fund’s holdings of its currency or (ii) the effective date of this decision, whichever is the later, the Fund shall consult with the member on the reduction of the Fund’s holdings of the member’s currency that should have been repurchased. The consultation shall take place by rapid means of communication.

3. Unless the Fund’s holdings of the member’s currency are reduced within the period referred to in Section IV below by the amount that should have been repurchased, the rate of charge on the holdings that should have been repurchased shall be increased by a percentage equal to the excess, if any, of the rate of interest on the SDR over the rate of charge levied on the holdings under Rule I-6(4). For the purposes of this calculation, any adjustments in the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) that may be made to cover deferred income or for placement to the Special Contingent Account shall not be taken into consideration.

II. Overdue Charges in the General Resources Account

A special charge equal to the rate of interest on the SDR shall be paid by a member on the unpaid amount of charges owed by it under Article V, Section 8(a) and (b).

III. Overdue Interest and Repayments on Trust Fund Loans

The Fund shall levy a special charge on (i) the amount of overdue interest on Trust Fund loans, at a rate equal to one half of the sum of the rate of interest on Trust Fund loans and the rate of interest on the SDR, and (ii) the overdue amounts of repayments of Trust Fund loans, at a rate equal to one half of the sum of the rate of interest on Trust Fund loans and the rate of interest on the SDR, less one-half percent.

IV. Waiver of Special Charges

Special charges under Sections I, II, and III above shall be levied in respect of an overdue financial obligation as of the due date or the effective date of this decision, whichever is the later, unless the obligation is discharged within ten business days after the applicable date.

Effective May 1, 1992, special charges under Sections I and II above shall not be levied on overdue obligations of a member that is overdue in meeting any financial obligation to the Fund subject to special charges under Sections I and II above for six months or more.

Effective May 1, 1993, special charges under Section III above shall not be levied on overdue obligations of a member that is overdue for six months or more in meeting any financial obligation to the Fund subject to special charges under Section III above.

V. Notification and Payment of Special Charges

1. Special charges levied under this decision shall be payable following the end of each of the Fund’s financial quarters and the member shall be notified promptly of any special charges due. The charges shall be payable on the third business day following the dispatch of the notification.

2. Special charges in respect of overdue repurchases and charges in the General Resources Account shall be paid in SDRs to that Account. Special charges in respect of overdue repayments and interests on Trust Fund loans shall be paid in U.S. dollars to the Special Disbursement Account. Such payments may be made also in SDRs to a prescribed holder on behalf of the Special Disbursement Account, provided that use of SDRs is in accordance with Decision No. 8642-(87/101) S/TR, adopted July 9, 1987.

VI. Entry into Effect and Review

This Decision will enter into effect on February 1, 1986. It will be reviewed shortly after October 31, 1986 at the time of the mid-year review of the Fund’s income position for the financial year ending April 30, 1987, and thereafter annually in connection with the annual reviews of the Fund’s income position.

Decision No. 8165-(85/189) G/TR

December 30, 1985, effective February 1, 1986,

as amended by Decision Nos. 8496-(87/3) G/TR, January 7, 1987,

8641-(87/101) G/S/TR, July 9, 1987,

8923-(88/110) G/TR, July 21, 1988,

10000-(92/58) G/TR, April 17, 1992,

10337-(93/49) G/TR, April 9, 1993,

10352-(93/49) G/TR, April 9, 1993, and

10551-(94/1) G/TR, January 7, 1994

Charges: System of Special Charges—Review

The Fund has reviewed the system of special charges applicable to overdue obligations to the General Resources Account, the Structural Adjustment Facility, and the Trust Fund.

Decision No. 11715-(98/49) G/SAF/TR

April 28, 1998

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The Fund has reviewed the system of special charges applicable to overdue obligations to the General Resources Account, the Structural Adjustment Facility, and the Trust Fund.

Decision No. 11948-(99/49) G/SAF/TR

April 30, 1999

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The Fund has reviewed the system of special charges applicable to overdue obligations to the General Resources Account, the Structural Adjustment Facility, and the Trust Fund.

Decision No. 12190-(00/45) G/SAF/TR

April 28, 2000, effective May 2, 2000

Charges: Setoff in Connection with a Retroactive Reduction of Charges Due by Members in Arrears

1. When the Fund decides upon a retroactive reduction in the rate of charge specified in Rule I-6(4), the amount to be paid to a member that has charges or repurchases overdue, in the General Resources Account, on the effective date of the payment by the Fund, shall be set off pro tanto, as of that date, against such overdue obligations in the following manner: the member shall be requested to specify which overdue obligations, among the categories listed in paragraph 2, it wishes to discharge by the setoff; in the absence of a response by the member within seven business days after the request, the setoff shall apply to the member’s overdue obligations, within the categories listed in paragraph 2, in the descending order of maturities.

2. The setoff under paragraph 1 shall apply to:

(a) special charges due on the amount of overdue charges under Executive Board Decision No. 8165-(85/189) G/TR, December 30, 1985;

(b) special charges due on the amount of overdue repurchases under Article V, Section 8(c);

(c) charges due under Article V, Section 8(a) or (b);

(d) overdue repurchase obligations.

Decision No. 8271-(86/74)

April 30, 1986

Burden Sharing

Income Position—Principles of “Burden Sharing,” Income Target for FY 1987 and FY 1988, Rate of Charge, and Rate of Remuneration

Section I. Principles of “Burden Sharing”

1. The financial consequences for the Fund which stem from the existence of overdue financial obligations shall be shared between debtor and creditor member countries.

2. This sharing shall be applied in a simultaneous and symmetrical fashion.

Section II. Income Target for FY 1987 and FY 1988

3. During financial year 1987 and financial year 1988, the Fund’s net income target shall be raised from 5 percent to 7.5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of each year. The additional net income shall be generated in accordance with the provisions of Section V. It shall be recorded separately in the financial statements of the Fund.

4. For financial year 1988, the Fund may decide to add supplemental income to be generated in accordance with the provisions of Section V. It shall be recorded separately in the financial statements of the Fund.

Section III. Rate of Charge

1. (a) The rate of charge referred to in RuleI-6(4) shall be determined at the beginning of financial year 1987 and financial year 1988. This determination shall be made on the basis of the estimated income and expense of the Fund during the year and the target amount of net and supplemental income for the year, and shall include the adjustment necessary to generate one half of the additional net income and of the supplemental income for the year.

(b) During financial year 1987 and financial year 1988, when estimating income, no deduction shall be made for projected deferred income.

2. During financial year 1987 and financial year 1988, the rate of charge shall be further adjusted in accordance with the provisions of Section V.

3. The rate of charge in force as of the end of a financial year, as adjusted under Section V, shall continue to apply subsequently unless it is otherwise decided.

Section IV. Rate of Remuneration

1. Effective August1, 1986, Rule I-10(d) shall cease to apply.

2. Effective February1, 1987, Rule I-10 shall read as follows:

(a) The rate of remuneration shall be equal to 100 percent of the rate of interest on holdings of SDRs under Rule T-1 (hereafter referred to as “SDR interest rate”).

(b) The relationship of the rate of remuneration to the SDR interest rate will be referred to as the “remuneration coefficient.”

3. During financial year 1987 and financial year 1988, the rate of remuneration shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of Section V.

Section V. “Burden Sharing” in FY 1987 and FY 1988

1. In financial year 1987 and financial year 1988, and notwithstanding Rule I-6(4)(a) and (b) and Rule I-10, the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4), and the rate of remuneration prescribed in Rule I-10 shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this Section.

2. (a) In order to generate the additional net income referred to in SectionII.1, and the supplemental income referred to in Section II.2, the rate of charge shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of Section III.1(a), and the rate of remuneration shall be adjusted, subject to the limitation in (c), in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to produce equal amounts of income.

(b) If income from charges becomes deferred during an adjustment period as defined in (d), the rate of charge and the rate of remuneration shall be further adjusted, subject to the limitation in (c), in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to generate, in equal amounts, an additional amount of income equal to the amount of deferred charges. For the purposes of this provision, special charges on overdue financial obligations under Decision No. 8165-(85/189) G/TR, adopted December 30, 1985, shall not be taken into account.

(c) No reduction in the rate of remuneration under this paragraph shall be carried to the point where the average remuneration coefficient would be reduced below 85 percent for an adjustment period.

(d) Subject to the provisions of Section III.1(a), the adjustments under this paragraph shall be made as of May 1, as of August 1, as of November 1, and as of February 1 of each year:

shortly after July 31 for the period May 1 to July 31;

shortly after October 31 for the period from August 1 to October 31;

shortly after January 31 for the period from November 1 to January 31;

shortly after April 30 for the period from February 1 to April 30.

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of (d), any adjustment made in respect of the first half of financial year 1987 shall affect the rate of remuneration only as of August 1, 1986.

(f) The operation of this decision shall be reviewed when the remuneration coefficient is reduced to 85 percent under (c).

3. A midyear review of the Fund’s income position shall be held shortly after October 31 of each year. If, after any adjustment under paragraph 2, the actual net income for the first six months of the financial year, on an annual basis, is below the target amount for the year by an amount equal to, or greater than, 2 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the financial year, the Executive Board will consider how to deal with the situation. If on December 15 no agreement has been reached as a result of this consideration, the rate of charge shall be increased as of November 1 to the level necessary to reach the target amount of net income for the year.

4. (a) An amount equal to the proceeds of any adjustment made under paragraph 2(a) in order to generate supplemental income in financial year 1988 shall be distributed, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration as a result of the adjustment, when there are no outstanding overdue charges and repurchases, or at such earlier time as the Fund may decide.

(b) An amount equal to the proceeds of any adjustment made under paragraph 2(b) in financial year 1987 or financial year 1988 shall be distributed, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration as a result of the adjustment, when, and to the extent that, charges, the deferral of which had given rise to the same adjustment, are paid to the Fund. Distributions under this provision shall be made quarterly.

(c) Distributions under (a) or (b) shall be made in proportion to the amounts that have been paid or have not been received by each member as a result of the respective adjustments.

(d) If a member that is entitled to a payment under this paragraph has any overdue obligation to the Fund in the General Department at the time of payment, the member’s claim under this paragraph shall be set off against the Fund’s claim in accordance with Decision No. 8271-(86/74), adopted April 30, 1986, or any subsequent decision of the Fund.

Decision No. 8348-(86/122)

July 25, 1986,

as amended by Decision Nos. 8481-(86/202), December 17, 1986 and

8482-(86/202), December 17, 1986

Managing Director’s Concluding Remarks at Informal Meeting on Principles of Burden Sharing and the Fund’s Income Position July 17, 1986

Although we need to look at the language, the principles I outlined at the outset of this afternoon’s meeting are accepted, but the mechanism for FY 1987 and FY 1988 is different.

The agreed principles are:

First, the consequences for the Fund which stem from the problem of overdue financial obligations should be shared between debtor and creditor member countries. Second, the burden sharing in principle should be applied in a simultaneous and symmetrical fashion inasmuch as the Articles of Agreement make possible the full application of this principle. Third, the remuneration coefficient would be raised to 100 percent of the interest rate on the SDR.

The principles governing burden sharing shall remain in effect as a temporary understanding, as long as the problem of overdue financial obligations which gave rise to the need for burden sharing at present continues.

The compromise on the financing mechanism for FY 1987 and FY 1988 is as follows:

1. The remuneration coefficient will be increased to 100 percent, effective February 1, 1987; until that time the coefficient will move according to the existing formula.

2. The income for FY 1986 in excess of target—SDR 26 million—remains part of reserves; it will not be deemed as income for FY 1987.

3. As a reserve effort in FY 1987 and FY 1988 the target will be increased from 5 percent to 7.5 percent; there will be burden sharing, without refunding.

4. The FY 1988 reserve target of 7.5 percent may be raised beyond that figure if needed; burden sharing will apply above 5 percent and amounts in excess of 7.5 percent will be refundable.

5. Net income above 5 percent will be placed in a special line of “reserves.”

The mechanism will be in place for two years; afterwards, the Board will take a new decision. As for the 85 percent floor to the rate of remuneration, if the remuneration coefficient is moving toward that limit the situation will be reviewed in advance to determine what action the Fund should take; the Board will reach a decision in light of the circumstances at that time. The existing safeguard clause continues, to avoid a vacuum.

Techniques will be studied, and implemented as practical, of adjusting, in the context of the operational budget, the share of the United States in total remunerated positions with a view to mitigating the share of the United States in the amount of burden sharing to be assumed by the creditor countries.

The Managing Director’s Concluding Remarks at Executive Board Meeting 86/124 on July 30, 1986 on Principles of Burden Sharing and the Fund’s Income Position

With reference to the texts of Decision No. 8348-(86/122) and Decision No. 8349-(86/122) taken at EBM/86/122 on July 25, 1986, and noting today’s revision (7/30/86) of the concluding remarks on July 17, it was understood that:

The Executive Board will come back at an early date to the issue of provisioning.

For any financial year after 1988, in which the problem of overdue obligations to the Fund remains serious, the reserve target will remain at 7.5 percent unless a decision by the Executive Board on provisioning will have altered the treatment of the problem in the meantime.

The increase in the reserve target above 5 percent will remain subject to burden sharing as during FY 1987 and FY 1988 as long as the increase is required by the problem of overdue obligations.

Special Contingent Account

In view of the existing overdue obligations, a special contingent account shall be established. It shall be recorded separately in the Fund’s financial statements. There shall be placed to that account, for financial year 1987, an amount of SDR 26, 547, 074. This amount shall be distributed, to creditors and debtors for that year, in accordance with the principles of burden sharing, when the need for this account disappears.

Decision No. 8619-(87/90)

June 17, 1987

Special Contingent Account: Additions in FY 1988, and Disposition of Amounts Placed in FY 1987 and FY 1988

1. An amount equivalent to 2½ percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of financial year 1988 already provided for in accordance with Section II. 1 of Decision No. 8348-(86/122), adopted July 25, 1986, as amended, shall be placed to the Special Contingent Account at the end of financial year 1988.

2. An additional amount equivalent to 2½ percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of financial year 1988 shall be raised in accordance with Section II.2 and Section V.1 and 2(a) of Decision No.8348-(86/122), as amended, as follows:

(a) effective February 1, 1988 the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) shall be 6.15 percent;

(b) the rate of remuneration shall be adjusted for the period from February 1 through April 30, 1988 in order to generate an amount of net income equal to the amount generated under (a), subject to the limitation in Section V 2(c) of Decision No. 8348-(86/122), as amended.

That additional amount shall also be placed to the Special Contingent Account at the end of financial year 1988.

3. The amounts placed to the Special Contingent Account, including the amount placed to it in financial year 1987, shall be distributed when there are no outstanding overdue charges and repurchases, or at such earlier time as the Fund may decide, in accordance with subparagraphs (a), (b), and (c) below:

(a) distributions of the amounts placed to the Special Contingent Account at the end of financial year 1988 shall be made in proportion to the amounts that have been paid, or have not been received, by each member in financial year 1988 as a result of adjustments made under paragraphs 1 and 2 above;

(b) the amount placed to the Special Contingent Account in financial year 1987 shall be distributed to members that have paid charges referred to in Rule I-6(4) in financial year 1987, in proportion to the amounts that have been paid;

(c) any distribution shall be made in proportion to the total amount to be distributed to each member under (a) and (b) cumulatively.

4. If any loss is charged against the Account, it shall be recorded in accordance with the principle of proportionality set forth in paragraph 3(c).

Decision No. 8780-(88/12)

January 29, 1988

Principles of “Burden Sharing,” Rate of Charge, Amount for Special Contingent Account and Net Income Target, and Implementation of “Burden Sharingfor FY 1989

Section I. Principles of “Burden Sharing”

1. The financial consequences for the Fund which stem from the existence of overdue financial obligations shall be shared between debtor and creditor member countries.

2. This sharing shall be applied in a simultaneous and symmetrical fashion.

Section II. Determination of the Rate of Charge

1. (a) The rate of charge for financial year 1989 referred to in Rule I-6(4)(a) shall be determined at the beginning of the financial year, on the basis of the estimated income and expense of the Fund during the year, to generate the target amount of net income for that year.

(b) When estimating income, no deduction shall be made for projected deferred income.

2. The rate of charge shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of Section IV.

3. The rate of charge in force as of the end of financial year 1989, as adjusted under Section IV, shall continue to apply subsequently unless it is otherwise decided.

4. Net income for FY 1989 exceeding the total of (i) the amount specified in Section III, and (ii) the amount of deferred income in the quarter ended April 30, 1988 for which no adjustments are made in that quarter in accordance with Decision No. 8878-(88/84), adopted May 23, 1988, shall be used to reduce the rate of charge retroactively for FY 1989.

Section III. Amount for Special Contingent Account and Net Income Target for FY 1989

1. An amount equivalent to 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of financial year 1989 shall be generated during financial year 1989, in accordance with the provisions of Section IV, and shall be placed to the Special Contingent Account.

2. In addition, during financial year 1989, in accordance with Rule I-6(4)(a), the target amount of net income referred to in Rule I-(6)(4)(a) shall be 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the year.

Section IV. Implementation of “Burden Sharing”

1. During financial year 1989, notwithstanding Rule I-6(4)(a) and (b) and Rule I-10, the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4), and the rate of remuneration prescribed in Rule I-10 shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this Section.

2. (a) In order to generate the amount to be placed in financial year 1989 to the Special Contingent Account, the rate of charge, and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration shall be adjusted, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to produce equal amounts of income.

(b) If income from charges becomes deferred during an adjustment period as defined in (d), the rate of charge and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration shall be further adjusted, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to generate, in equal amounts, an additional amount of income equal to the amount of deferred charges. For the purposes of this provision, special charges on overdue financial obligations under Decision No. 8165-(85/189) G/TR, adopted December 30, 1985, as amended, shall not be taken into account.

(c) No adjustment in the rate of remuneration under this paragraph shall be carried to the point where the average remuneration coefficient would be reduced below 85 percent for an adjustment period.

(d) The adjustments under this paragraph shall be made as of May 1, 1988, as of August 1, 1988, as of November 1, 1988, and as of February 1, 1989:

shortly after July 31 for the period from May 1 to July 31;

shortly after October 31 for the period from August 1 to October 31;

shortly after January 31 for the period from November 1 to January 31;

shortly after April 30 for the period from February 1 to April 30.

(e) The operation of this decision shall be reviewed when the adjustment in the rate of remuneration reduces the remuneration coefficient to the limit in (c) above.

3. A midyear review of the Fund’s income position shall be held shortly after October 31, 1988. If, after any adjustment under paragraph 2, the actual net income for the first six months of the financial year, on an annual basis, is below the target amount for the year, by an amount equal to, or greater than, 2 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the financial year, the Executive Board will consider how to deal with the situation. If on December 15 no agreement has been reached as a result of this consideration, the rate of charge shall be increased as of November 1 to the level necessary to reach the target amount of net income for the year.

4. (a) Subject to paragraph 3 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, the balances held in the Special Contingent Account shall be distributed in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration as a result of the adjustment, when there are no outstanding overdue charges and repurchases, or at such earlier time as the Fund may decide.

(b) An amount equal to the proceeds of any adjustment for deferred charges shall be distributed, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration as a result of the adjustment, when, and to the extent that, charges, the deferral of which had given rise to the same adjustment, are paid to the Fund. Distributions under this provision shall be made quarterly.

(c) Distributions under (a) or (b) shall be made in proportion to the amounts that have been paid or have not been received by each member as a result of the respective adjustments.

(d) If a member that is entitled to a payment under this paragraph has any overdue obligation to the Fund in the General Department at the time of payment, the member’s claim under this paragraph shall be set off against the Fund’s claim in accordance with Decision No. 8271-(86/74), adopted April 30, 1986, or any subsequent decision of the Fund.

(e) Subject to paragraph 4 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, if any loss is charged against the Special Contingent Account, it shall be recorded in accordance with the principles of proportionality set forth in (c).

Decision No. 8861-(88/67)

April 27, 1988,

as amended by Decision No. 8880-(88/84), May 23, 1988

Income Position—Burden Sharing—Implementation in FY 19901

Section I. Principles of “Burden Sharing”

1. The financial consequences for the Fund which stem from the existence of overdue financial obligations shall be shared between debtor and creditor member countries.

2. The sharing shall be applied in a simultaneous and symmetrical fashion.

Section II. Determination of the Rate of Charge

1. The rate of charge for financial year 1990 referred to in RuleI-6(4)(a) shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of Section IV.

2. The rate of charge in force as of the end of financial year 1990, as adjusted under Section IV, shall continue to apply subsequently unless it is otherwise decided.

Section III. Amount for Special Contingent Account

1. An amount equivalent to SDR 65 million shall be generated during financial year 1990, in accordance with the provisions of Section IV, and shall be placed to the Special Contingent Account.

Section IV. Implementation of Burden Sharing

1. During financial year 1990, notwithstanding Rule I-6(4)(a) and (b) and Rule I-10, the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) and the rate of remuneration prescribed in Rule I-10 shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this Section.

2. (a) In order to generate the amount to be placed in financial year 1990 to the Special Contingent Account in accordance with Section III, the rate of charge, and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration shall be adjusted, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to produce equal amounts of income.

(b) If income from charges becomes deferred during an adjustment period as defined in (d), the rate of charge and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration shall be further adjusted, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to generate, in equal amounts, an additional amount of income equal to the amount of deferred charges. For the purposes of this provision, special charges on overdue financial obligations under Decision No. 8165-(85/189) G/TR, adopted December 30, 1985, as amended, shall not be taken into account.

(c) No adjustment in the rate of remuneration under this paragraph shall be carried to the point where the average remuneration coefficient would be reduced below 85 percent for an adjustment period.

(d) The adjustments under this paragraph shall be made as of May 1, 1989, as of August 1, 1989, as of November 1, 1989, and as of February 1, 1990:

shortly after July 31 for the period from May 1 to July 31;

shortly after October 31 for the period from August 1 to October 31;

shortly after January 31 for the period from November 1 to January 31;

shortly after April 30 for the period from February 1 to April 30.

(e) The operation of this decision shall be reviewed when the adjustment in the rate of remuneration reduces the remuneration coefficient to the limit in (c) above.

3. A midyear review of the Fund’s income position shall be held shortly after October 31, 1989. If, after any adjustment under paragraph 2, the actual net income for the first six months of the financial year, on an annual basis, is below the target amount for the year, by an amount equal to, or greater than, 2 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the financial year, the Executive Board will consider how to deal with the situation. If on December 15 no agreement has been reached as a result of this consideration, the rate of charge shall be increased as of November 1 to the level necessary to reach the target amount of net income for the year.

4. (a) Subject to paragraph 3 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, the balances held in the Special Contingent Account shall be distributed in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration as a result of the adjustment, when there are no outstanding overdue charges and repurchases, or at such earlier time as the Fund may decide.

(b) An amount equal to the proceeds of any adjustment for deferred charges shall be distributed, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration, when, and to the extent that, charges, the deferral of which had given rise to the same adjustment, are paid to the Fund. Distributions under this provision shall be made quarterly.

(c) Distributions under (a) or (b) shall be made in proportion to the amounts that have been paid or have not been received by each member as a result of the respective adjustments.

(d) If a member that is entitled to a payment under this paragraph has any overdue obligation to the Fund in the General Department at the time of payment, the member’s claim under this paragraph shall be set off against the Fund’s claim in accordance with Decision No. 8271-(86/74), adopted April 30, 1986, or any subsequent decision of the Fund.

(e) Subject to paragraph 4 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, if any loss is charged against the Special Contingent Account, it shall be recorded in accordance with the principles of proportionality set forth in (c).

Decision No. 9135-(89/46)

April 26, 1989

Burden Sharing—Implementation in FY 1994

Section I. Principles of “Burden Sharing”

1. The financial consequences for the Fund which stem from the existence of overdue financial obligations shall be shared between debtor and creditor member countries.

2. The sharing shall be applied in a simultaneous and symmetrical fashion.

Section II. Determination of the Rate of Charge

1. The rate of charge for financial year 1994 referred to in Rule I-6(4) and shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of Section IV.

2. The rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) in force as of the end of financial year 1994, as adjusted under Section IV, shall continue to apply subsequently unless it is otherwise decided.

3. When estimating income for purposes of Rule I-6(4)(a) and (b), no projection shall be made of deferred income. The calculation of actual net income under Rule I-6(4)(b) shall include the proceeds of adjustments for deferred income under Section IV, paragraph 2.

Section III. Amount for Special Contingent Account 1

An amount equivalent to 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the financial year shall be generated during financial year 1994 in accordance with the provisions of Section IV, and shall be placed to the Special Contingent Account-1 referred to in Decision No. 9471-(90/98), adopted June 20, 1990.

Section IV. Implementation of Burden Sharing

1. During financial year 1994, notwithstanding Rule I-6(4)(a) and (b), and Rule I-10, the rate of charge referred to in RuleI-6(4) and the rate of remuneration prescribed in Rule I-10 shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this Section.

2. (a) In order to generate the amount to be placed to the Special Contingent Account-1 in accordance with Section III, the rate of charge, and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration, shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to produce equal amounts of income.

(b) If income from charges becomes deferred during an adjustment period as defined in (d), the rate of charge and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration, shall be further adjusted, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to generate, in equal amounts, an additional amount of income equal to the amount of deferred charges. For the purposes of this provision, special charges on overdue financial obligations under Decision No.8165-(85/189) G/TR, adopted December 30, 1985, as amended, shall not be taken into account.

(c) No adjustment in the rate of remuneration under this paragraph shall be carried to the point where the average remuneration coefficient would be reduced below 85 percent for an adjustment period.

(d) The adjustments under this paragraph shall be made as of May 1, 1993, August 1, 1993, November 1, 1993, and February 1, 1994:

shortly after July 31 for the period from May 1 to July 31;

shortly after October 31 for the period from August 1 to October 31;

shortly after January 31 for the period from November 1 to January 31;

shortly after April 30 for the period from February 1 to April 30.

(e) The operation of this decision shall be reviewed when the adjustment in the rate of remuneration reduces the remuneration coefficient to the limit in (c) above.

3. …1

4. (a) Subject to paragraph 3 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, the balances held in the Special Contingent Account-1 shall be distributed in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration as a result of the adjustment, when there are no outstanding overdue charges and repurchases, or at such earlier time as the Fund may decide.

(b) An amount equal to the proceeds of any adjustment for deferred charges shall be distributed, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration, when, and to the extent that, charges, the deferral of which had given rise to the same adjustment, are paid to the Fund. Distributions under this provision shall be made quarterly.

(c) Distributions under (a) or (b) shall be made in proportion to the amounts that have been paid or have not been received by each member as a result of the respective adjustments.

(d) If a member that is entitled to a payment under this paragraph has any overdue obligation to the Fund in the General Department at the time of payment, the member’s claim under this paragraph shall be set off against the Fund’s claim in accordance with Decision No. 8271-(86/74), adopted April 30, 1986, or any subsequent decision of the Fund.

(e) Subject to paragraph 4 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, if any loss is charged against the Special Contingent Account-1, it shall be recorded in accordance with the principles of proportionality set forth in (c).

Decision No. 10340-(93/54)

April 14, 1993,

as amended by Decision No. 10549-(94/1), January 7, 1994

Net Income Target for FY 1994 and Rate of Charge on Use of Fund Resources

1. The target amount of net income for FY 1994 shall be 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the financial year plus the shortfall from the income target in FY 1993.

2. …1

3. Effective May 1, 1993, the proportion of the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) to the SDR interest rate under Rule T-1 shall be 111.0 percent.

Decision No. 10391-(93/86)

June 21, 1993,

as amended by Decision Nos. 10552-(94/1), January 7, 1994 and

10554-(94/1), January 7, 1994

Burden Sharing—Implementation During the First Quarter of FY 1995

Section I. Principles of “Burden Sharing”

1. The financial consequences for the Fund which stem from the existence of overdue financial obligations shall be shared between debtor and creditor member countries.

2. The sharing shall be applied in a simultaneous and symmetrical fashion.

Section II. Determination of the Rate of Charge

1. During the first quarter of financial year 1995, the rate of charge for financial year 1995 referred to in Rule I-6(4) shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of Section IV.2.

2. When estimating income for purposes of Rule I-6(4)(a) and (b), no projection shall be made of deferred income. The calculation of actual net income under Rule I-6(4)(b) shall include the proceeds of adjustments for deferred income under Section IV, paragraph 2.

Section III. Amount for Special Contingent Account 1

An amount equivalent to 1.25 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the financial year shall be generated during the first quarter of financial year 1995 in accordance with the provisions of Section IV, and shall be placed to the Special Contingent Account-1 referred to in Decision No. 9471-(90/98), adopted June 20, 1990.

Section IV. Implementation of Burden Sharing

1. During the first quarter of financial year 1995, notwithstanding Rule I-6(4)(a) and (b) and Rule I-10, the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) and the rate of remuneration prescribed in Rule I-10 shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this Section.

2. (a) In order to generate the amount to be placed to the Special Contingent Account-1 in accordance with Section III, the rate of charge, and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration, shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to produce equal amounts of income.

(b) If income from charges becomes deferred during the adjustment period as defined in (d), the rate of charge and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration, shall be further adjusted, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to generate, in equal amounts, an additional amount of income equal to the amount of deferred charges. For the purposes of this provision, special charges on overdue financial obligations under Decision No. 8165-(85/189) G/TR, adopted December 30, 1985, as amended, shall not be taken into account.

(c) No adjustment in the rate of remuneration under this paragraph shall be carried to the point where the average remuneration coefficient would be reduced below 85 percent for an adjustment period.

(d) The adjustments under this paragraph shall be made as of May 1, 1994 shortly after July 31 for the period of May 1 to July 31.

3. (a) Subject to paragraph 3 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, the balances held in the Special Contingent Account-1 shall be distributed in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration as a result of the adjustment, when there are no outstanding overdue charges and repurchases, or at such earlier time as the Fund may decide.

(b) An amount equal to the proceeds of any adjustment for deferred charges shall be distributed, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration, when, and to the extent that, charges, the deferral of which had given rise to the same adjustment, are paid to the Fund. Distributions under this provision shall be made quarterly.

(c) Distributions under (a) or (b) shall be made in proportion to the amounts that have been paid or have not been received by each member as a result of the respective adjustments.

(d) If a member that is entitled to a payment under this paragraph has any overdue obligation to the Fund in the General Department at the time of payment, the member’s claim under this paragraph shall be set off against the Fund’s claim in accordance with Decision No. 8271-(86/74), adopted April 30, 1986, or any subsequent decision of the Fund.

(e) Subject to paragraph 4 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, if any loss is charged against the Special Contingent Account-1, it shall be recorded in accordance with the principles of proportionality set forth in (c).

Decision No. 10660-(94/38)

April 29, 1994

Disposition of Net Income for FY 1994

The Fund’s net income for financial year 1994, equal to SDR 74,149,193, shall be placed to the Special Reserve.

Decision No. 10704-(94/52)

June 8, 1994

Net Income Target for FY 1995; Rate of Charge on Use of Fund Resources; and Retroactive Reduction of Rate of Charge for FY 1995 and Increase in Net Income Target for FY 1996

1. The target amount of net income for financial year 1995 shall be 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the Financial year.

2. Effective May 1, 1994, the proportion of the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) to the SDR interest rate under Rule T-1 shall be 115.1 percent.

3. Any net income for financial year 1995 in excess of the target amount of net income of 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of that financial year shall be used to reduce retroactively the proportion of the rate of charge to the SDR interest rate for financial year 1995. If net income for financial year 1995 is below the target amount for that year, the net income target for financial year 1996 shall be increased by the equivalent of that shortfall.

Decision No. 10705-(94/52)

June 8, 1994

Income Position for FY 1995—Midyear Review; Rate of Charge as of November 1, 1994; and Retroactive Reduction of Rate of Charge for FY 1994 and Increase in Net Income Target for FY 1996

Effective November 1, 1994, the proportion of the rate of charge under Rule I-6(4)(a) shall be 112.0 percent. Net income for financial year (FY) 1995 in excess of 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the year shall be used first to reduce retroactively the proportion of the rate of charge under Rule I-6(4)(a) for the period May 1, 1994 to October 31, 1994 to the extent possible but not below 112.0 percent. Any remaining amount of net income at the end of FY 1995 in excess of the target amount shall be used to reduce further the proportion effective May 1, 1994. If net income for FY 1995 is below the target amount for that year, the net income target for FY 1996 shall be increased by the equivalent of that shortfall.

Decision No. 10850-(94/107)

December 9, 1994

Burden Sharing—Implementation During Second Through Fourth Quarters of FY 1995

Section I. Principles of “Burden Sharing”

1. The financial consequences for the Fund which stem from the existence of overdue financial obligations shall be shared between debtor and creditor member countries.

2. The sharing shall be applied in a simultaneous and symmetrical fashion.

Section II. Determination of the Rate of Charge

1. During the second through fourth quarters of financial year 1995, the rate of charge for financial year 1995 referred to in Rule I-6(4) shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of Section IV.

2. When estimating income for purposes of Rule I-6(4)(a) and (b), no projection shall be made of deferred income. The calculation of actual net income under Rule I-6(4)(b) shall include the proceeds of adjustments for deferred income under Section IV, paragraph 2.

Section III. Amount for Special Contingent Account 1

An amount equivalent to 1.25 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the financial year shall be generated each quarter during the second through fourth quarters of financial year 1995 in accordance with the provisions of Section IV, and shall be placed to the Special Contingent Account-1 referred to in Decision No. 9471-(90/98), adopted June 20, 1990.

Section IV. Implementation of Burden Sharing

1. During the second through fourth quarters of financial year 1995, notwithstanding Rule I-6(4)(a) and (b) and Rule I-10, the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) and the rate of remuneration prescribed in Rule I-10 shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this Section.

2. (a) In order to generate the amount to be placed to the Special Contingent Account-1 in accordance with Section III, the rate of charge and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration, shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to produce equal amounts of income.

(b) If income from charges becomes deferred during an adjustment period as defined in (d), the rate of charge and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration, shall be further adjusted, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to generate, in equal amounts, an additional amount of income equal to the amount of deferred charges. For the purposes of this provision, special charges on overdue financial obligations under Decision No. 8165-(85/189) G/TR, adopted December 30, 1985, as amended, shall not be taken into account.

(c) No adjustment in the rate of remuneration under this paragraph shall be carried to the point where the average remuneration coefficient would be reduced below 85 percent for an adjustment period.

(d) The adjustments under this paragraph shall be made as of August 1, 1994, November 1, 1994, and February 1, 1995:

shortly after October 31 for the period August 1 to October 31;

shortly after January 31 for the period November 1 to January 31;

shortly after April 30 for the period February 1 to April 30.

(e) The operation of this decision shall be reviewed when the adjustment in the rate of remuneration reduces the remuneration coefficient to the limit in (c) above.

3. (a) Subject to paragraph 3 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, the balances held in the Special Contingent Account-1 shall be distributed in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration as a result of the adjustment, when there are no outstanding overdue charges and repurchases, or at such earlier time as the Fund may decide.

(b) An amount equal to the proceeds of any adjustment for deferred charges shall be distributed, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration, when, and to the extent that, charges, the deferral of which had given rise to the same adjustment, are paid to the Fund. Distributions under this provision shall be made quarterly.

(c) Distributions under (a) or (b) shall be made in proportion to the amounts that have been paid or have not been received by each member as a result of the respective adjustments.

(d) If a member that is entitled to a payment under this paragraph has any overdue obligation to the Fund in the General Department at the time of payment, the member’s claim under this paragraph shall be set off against the Fund’s claim in accordance with Decision No. 8271-(86/74), adopted April 30, 1986, or any subsequent decision of the Fund.

(e) Subject to paragraph 4 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, if any loss is charged against the Special Contingent Account-1, it shall be recorded in accordance with the principles of proportionality set forth in (c).

Decision No. 10706-(94/52)

June 8, 1994

Income Position—Burden Sharing—Implementation in FY 1996

Section I. Principles of “Burden Sharing”

1. The financial consequences for the Fund that stem from the existence of overdue financial obligations shall be shared between debtor and creditor member countries.

2. The sharing shall be applied in a simultaneous and symmetrical fashion.

Section II. Determination of the Rate of Charge

1. The rate of charge for financial year 1996 referred to in Rule I-6(4) shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of Section IV.

2. When estimating income for purposes of Rule I-6(4)(a) and (b), no projection shall be made of deferred income. The calculation of actual net income under Rule I-6(4)(b) shall include the proceeds of adjustments for deferred income under Section IV, paragraph 2.

Section III. Amount for Special Contingent Account—I

An amount equivalent to 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the financial year shall be generated during financial year 1996 in accordance with the provisions of Section IV, and shall be placed to the Special Contingent Account-1 referred to in Decision No. 9471-(90/98), adopted June 20, 1990.

Section IV. Implementation of Burden Sharing

1. During financial year 1996, notwithstanding Rule I-6(4)(a) and (b) and Rule I-10, the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) and the rate of remuneration prescribed in Rule I-10 shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this Section.

2. (a) In order to generate the amount to be placed to the Special Contingent Account-1 in accordance with Section III, the rate of charge, and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration, shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to produce equal amounts of income.

(b) If income from charges becomes deferred during an adjustment period as defined in (d), the rate of charge and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration, shall be further adjusted, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to generate, in equal amounts, an additional amount of income equal to the amount of deferred charges. For the purposes of this provision, special charges on overdue financial obligations under Decision No. 8165-(85/189) G/TR, adopted December 30, 1985, as amended, shall not be taken into account.

(c) No adjustment in the rate of remuneration under this paragraph shall be carried to the point where the average remuneration coefficient would be reduced below 85 percent for an adjustment period.

(d) The adjustments under this paragraph shall be made as of May 1, 1995, August 1, 1995, November 1, 1995, and February 1, 1996:

shortly after July 31 for the period from May 1 to July 31;

shortly after October 31 for the period from August 1 to October 31;

shortly after January 31 for the period from November 1 to January 31;

shortly after April 30 for the period from February 1 to April 30.

(e) The operation of this decision shall be reviewed when the adjustment in the rate of remuneration reduces the remuneration coefficient to the limit in (c) above.

3. (a) Subject to paragraph 3 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, the balances held in the Special Contingent Account-1 shall be distributed in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration as a result of the adjustment, when there are no outstanding overdue charges and repurchases, or at such earlier time as the Fund may decide.

(b) An amount equal to the proceeds of any adjustment for deferred charges shall be distributed, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration, when, and to the extent that, charges, the deferral of which had given rise to the same adjustment, are paid to the Fund. Distributions under this provision shall be made quarterly.

(c) Distributions under (a) or (b) shall be made in proportion to the amounts that have been paid or have not been received by each member as a result of the respective adjustments.

(d) If a member that is entitled to a payment under this paragraph has any overdue obligation to the Fund in the General Department at the time of payment, the member’s claim under this paragraph shall be set off against the Fund’s claim in accordance with Decision No. 8271-(86/74), adopted April 30, 1986, or any subsequent decision of the Fund.

(e) Subject to paragraph 4 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, if any loss is charged against the Special Contingent Account-1, it shall be recorded in accordance with the principles of proportionality set forth in (c).

Decision No. 10958-(95/40)

April 14, 1995

Income Position—Burden Sharing—Implementation in FY 1997

Section I. Principles of “Burden Sharing”

1. The financial consequences for the Fund that stem from the existence of overdue financial obligations shall be shared between debtor and creditor member countries.

2. The sharing shall be applied in a simultaneous and symmetrical fashion.

Section II. Determination of the Rate of Charge

1. The rate of charge for financial year 1997 referred to in Rule I-6(4) shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of Section IV.

2. When estimating income for purposes of Rule I-4(4) (a) and (b), no projection shall be made of deferred income. The calculation of actual net income under Rule I-6(4) (b) shall include the proceeds of adjustments for deferred income under Section IV, paragraph 2.

Section III. Amount for Special Contingent Account I

An amount equivalent to 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the financial year shall be generated during financial year 1997 in accordance with the provisions of Section IV, and shall be placed to the Special Contingent Account-1 referred to in Decision No. 9471-(90/98), adopted June 20, 1990.

Section IV. Implementation of Burden Sharing”

1. During financial year 1997, notwithstanding Rule I-6(4) (a) and (b) and Rule I-10, the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) and the rate of remuneration prescribed in Rule I-10 shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this Section.

2. (a) In order to generate the amount to be placed to the Special Contingent Account-1 in accordance with Section III, the rate of charge, and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to produce equal amounts of income.

(b) If income from charges becomes deferred during an adjustment period as defined in (d), the rate of charge and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration shall be further adjusted, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to generate, in equal amounts, an additional amount of income equal to the amount of deferred charges. For the purposes of this provision, special charges on overdue financial obligations under Decision No. 8165-(85/189) G/TR, adopted December 30, 1985, as amended, shall not be taken into account.

(c) No adjustment in the rate of remuneration under this paragraph shall be carried to the point where the average remuneration coefficient would be reduced below 85 percent for an adjustment period.

(d) The adjustments under this paragraph shall be made as of May 1, 1996, August 1, 1996, November 1, 1996, and February 1, 1997: shortly after July 31 for the period May 1 to July 31; shortly after October 31 for the period from August 1 to October 31; shortly after January 31 for the period from November 1 to January 31; shortly after April 30 for the period from February 1 to April 30.

(e) The operation of this decision shall be reviewed when the adjustment in the rate of remuneration reduces the remuneration coefficient to the limit in (c) above.

3. (a) Subject to paragraph 3 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, the balances held in the Special Contingent Account-1 shall be distributed in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration as a result of the adjustment, when there are no outstanding overdue charges and repurchases, or at such earlier time as the Fund may decide.

(b) An amount equal to the proceeds of any adjustment for deferred charges shall be distributed, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration, when, and to the extent that, charges, the deferral of which had given rise to the same adjustment, are paid to the Fund. Distributions under this provision shall be made quarterly.

(c) Distributions under (a) or (b) shall be made in proportion to the amounts that have been paid or have not been received by each member as a result of the respective adjustments.

(d) If a member that is entitled to a payment under this paragraph has any overdue obligation to the Fund in the General Department at the time of payment, the member’s claim under this paragraph shall be set off against the Fund’s claim in accordance with Decision No. 8271-(86/74), adopted April 30, 1986, or any subsequent decision of the Fund.

(e) Subject to paragraph 4 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, if any loss is charged against the Special Contingent Account-1, it shall be recorded in accordance with the principles of proportionality set forth in (c).

Decision No. 11249-(96/39)

April 18, 1996

Income Position—Net Income Target and Rate of Charge on Use of Fund Resources for FY 1997

1. The target amount of net income for FY 1997 shall be 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the financial year.

2. Effective May 1, 1996, the proportion of the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) to the SDR interest rate under Rule T-1 shall be 109.4 percent.

3. Any net income for financial year 1997 in excess of the target amount of net income of 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of that financial year shall be used to reduce retroactively the proportion of the rate of charge to the SDR interest rate for financial year 1997. If net income for financial year 1997 is below the target amount for that year, the net income target for financial year 1998 shall be increased by the equivalent of that shortfall.

Decision No. 11251-(96/39)

April 18, 1996

Income Position, Precautionary Balances, and Burden Sharing for FY 1997 and FY 1998

Income Position—Burden Sharing—Implementation in FY 1998

Section I. Principles of “Burden Sharing”

1. The financial consequences for the Fund which stem from the existence of overdue financial obligations shall be shared between debtor and creditor member countries.

2. The sharing shall be applied in a simultaneous and symmetrical fashion.

Section II. Determination of the Rate of Charge

1. The rate of charge for financial year 1998 referred to in Rule I-6(4) shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of Section IV.

2. When estimating income for purposes of Rule I-4(4)(a) and (b), no projection shall be made of deferred income. The calculation of actual net income under Rule I-6(4)(b) shall include the proceeds of adjustments for deferred income under Section IV, paragraph 2.

Section III. Amount for Special Contingent Account I

An amount equivalent to 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the financial year shall be generated during financial year 1998 in accordance with the provisions of Section IV, and shall be placed to the Special Contingent Account-1 referred to in Decision No.9471-(90/98), adopted June 20, 1990.

Section IV. Implementation of Burden Sharing”

1. During financial year 1998, notwithstanding Rule I-6(4)(a) and (b) and Rule I-10, the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) and the rate of remuneration prescribed in Rule I-10 shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this Section.

2. (a) In order to generate the amount to be placed to the Special Contingent Account-1 in accordance with Section III, the rate of charge, and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration, shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to produce equal amounts of income.

(b) If income from charges becomes deferred during an adjustment period as defined in (d), the rate of charge and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration, shall be further adjusted, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to generate, in equal amounts, an additional amount of income equal to the amount of deferred charges. For the purposes of this provision, special charges on overdue financial obligations under Decision No.8165-(85/189) G/TR, adopted December 30, 1985, as amended, shall not be taken into account.

(c) No adjustment in the rate of remuneration under this paragraph shall be carried to the point where the average remuneration coefficient would be reduced below 85 percent for an adjustment period.

(d) The adjustments under this paragraph shall be made as of May 1, 1997, August 1, 1997, November 1, 1997, and February 1, 1998:

shortly after July 31 for the period May 1 to July 31;

shortly after October 31 for the period from August 1 to October 31;

shortly after January 31 for the period from November 1 to January 31;

shortly after April 30 for the period from February 1 to April 30;

(e) The operation of this decision shall be reviewed when the adjustment in the rate of remuneration reduces the remuneration coefficient to the limit in (c) above.

3. (a) Subject to paragraph 3 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, the balances held in the Special Contingent Account-1 shall be distributed in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration as a result of the adjustment, when there are no outstanding overdue charges and repurchases, or at such earlier time as the Fund may decide.

(b) An amount equal to the proceeds of any adjustment for deferred charges shall be distributed, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration, when, and to the extent that, charges, the deferral of which had given rise to the same adjustment, are paid to the Fund. Distributions under this provision shall be made quarterly.

(c) Distributions under (a) or (b) shall be made in proportion to the amounts that have been paid or have not been received by each member as a result of the respective adjustments.

(d) If a member that is entitled to a payment under this paragraph has any overdue obligation to the Fund in the General Department at the time of payment, the member’s claim under this paragraph shall be set off against the Fund’s claim in accordance with Decision No. 8271-(86/74), adopted April 30, 1986, or any subsequent decision of the Fund.

(e) Subject to paragraph 4 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, if any loss is charged against the Special Contingent Account-1, it shall be recorded in accordance with the principles of proportionality set forth in (c).

Decision No. 11480-(97/42)

April 21, 1997

Income Position—Net Income Target and Rate of Charge on Use of Fund Resources for FY 1998

1. The target amount of net income for FY 1998 shall be 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the financial year.

2. Effective May 1, 1997, the proportion of the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) to the SDR interest rate under Rule T-1 shall be 107 percent.

3. Any net income for financial year 1998 in excess of the target amount of net income of 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of that financial year shall be used to reduce retroactively the proportion of the rate of charge to the SDR interest rate for financial year 1998. If net income for financial year 1998 is below the target amount for that year, the net income target for financial year 1999 shall be increased by the equivalent of that shortfall.

Decision No. 11482-(97/42)

April 21, 1997,

as amended by Decision No. 11683-(98/27), March 12, 1998

Income Position—Disposition of Net Income for FY 1997

The Fund’s net income for financial year 1997, up to SDR 93,793,653, shall be placed to the Special Reserve after the end of the financial year.

Decision No. 11483-(97/42)

April 21, 1997

Income Position, Precautionary Balances, Burden Sharing, and Special Charges for FY 1998 and FY 1999

Disposition of Net Income for FY 1998

SDR 98,483,336 of the Fund’s net income for financial year 1998 shall be placed to the Fund’s Special Reserve after the end of the financial year.

Decision No. 11710-(98/49)

April 28, 1998

The Rate of Charge on the Use of Fund Resources for FY 1999

1. Notwithstanding Rule I-6(4)(a), effective May 1, 1998, the proportion of the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) to the SDR interest rate under Rule T-1 shall be 107 percent.

2. Any net income for financial year 1999 in excess of an amount equivalent to 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of that financial year shall be used to reduce retroactively the proportion of the rate of charge to the SDR interest rate for financial year 1999. If net income for financial year 1999 is below an amount equivalent to 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of that financial year, the amount of projected net income for financial year 2000 shall be increased by the equivalent of that shortfall. For the purpose of this provision, net income shall be calculated without taking into account net operational income generated by the Supplemental Reserve Facility.

Decision No. 11711-(98/49)

April 28, 1998

Burden Sharing—Implementation in FY 1999

Section I. Principles of “Burden Sharing”

1. The financial consequences for the Fund which stem from the existence of overdue financial obligations shall be shared between debtor and creditor member countries.

2. The sharing shall be applied in a simultaneous and symmetrical fashion.

Section II. Determination of the Rate of Charge

The rate of charge for financial year 1999 referred to in Rule I-6(4) shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of Section IV.

Section III. Amount for Special Contingent Account I

An amount equivalent to 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the financial year shall be generated during financial year 1999 in accordance with the provisions of Section IV, and shall be placed to the Special Contingent Account-1 referred to in Decision No. 9471-(90/98), adopted June 20, 1990.

Section IV. Implementation of Burden Sharing

1. During financial year 1999, notwithstanding Rule I-6(4)(a) and (b) and Rule I-10, the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) and the rate of remuneration prescribed in Rule I-10 shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this Section.

2. (a) In order to generate the amount to be placed to the Special Contingent Account-1 in accordance with Section III, the rate of charge, and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration, shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to produce equal amounts of income.

(b) If income from charges becomes deferred during an adjustment period as defined in (d), the rate of charge and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration, shall be further adjusted, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to generate, in equal amounts, an additional amount of income equal to the amount of deferred charges. For the purposes of this provision, special charges on overdue financial obligations under Decision No. 8165-(85/189) G/TR, adopted December 30, 1985, as amended, shall not be taken into account.

(c) No adjustment in the rate of remuneration under this paragraph shall be carried to the point where the average remuneration coefficient would be reduced below 85 percent for an adjustment period.

(d) The adjustments under this paragraph shall be made as of May 1, 1998, August 1, 1998, November 1, 1998, and February 1, 1999:

shortly after July 31 for the period May 1 to July 31;

shortly after October 31 for the period from August 1 to October 31;

shortly after January 31 for the period from November 1 to January 31;

shortly after April 30 for the period from February 1 to April 30;

(e) The operation of this decision shall be reviewed when the adjustment in the rate of remuneration reduces the remuneration coefficient to the limit in (c) above.

3. (a) Subject to paragraph 3 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, the balances held in the Special Contingent Account-1 shall be distributed in accordance with the provision of this paragraphs to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration as a result of the adjustment, when there are no outstanding overdue charges and repurchases, or at such earlier time as the Fund may decide.

(b) An amount equal to the proceeds of any adjustment for deferred charges shall be distributed, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration, when, and to the extent that, charges, the deferral of which had given rise to the same adjustment, are paid to the Fund. Distributions under this provision shall be made quarterly.

(c) Distributions under (a) or (b) shall be made in proportion to the amounts that have been paid or have not been received by each member as a result of the respective adjustments.

(d) If a member that is entitled to a payment under this paragraph has any overdue obligation to the Fund in the General Department at the time of payment, the member’s claim under this paragraph shall be set off against the Fund’s claim in accordance with Decision No. 8271-(86/74), adopted April 30, 1986, or any subsequent decision of the Fund.

(e) Subject to paragraph 4 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, if any loss is charged against the Special Contingent Account-1, it shall be recorded in accordance with the principles of proportionality set forth in (c).

Decision No. 11712-(98/49)

April 28, 1998

Income Position, Precautionary Balances, Burden Sharing, and Special Charges for FY 1999 and FY 2000

Disposition of Net Income for FY 1999

SDR 106,675,756 of the Fund’s net income for financial year 1999 shall be placed to the Fund’s Special Reserve after the end of the financial year.

Decision No. 11943-(99/49)

April 30, 1999

Disposition of Net Income for FY 2000

1. SDR 100,000,000 of the Fund’s net income for FY 2000 derived from the application of paragraph 2 of Decision No. 11944-(99/49), adopted April 30, 1999, shall be placed to the Fund’s Special Reserve after the end of the financial year.

2. The SDR 268,000,000 gain derived from the implementation of International Accounting Standard 19—Employee Benefits during FY 2000 shall be placed to the Fund’s Special Reserve and shall be recorded separately in the financial records of the Fund.

Decision No. 12231-(00/68)

July 6, 2000

The Rate of Charge on the Use of Fund Resources for FY 2000

1. Notwithstanding Rule I-6(4)(a), effective May 1, 1999, the proportion of the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) to the SDR interest rate under Rule T-1 shall be 113.7 percent.

2. Any net income for financial year 2000 in excess of an amount equivalent to 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of that financial year shall be used to reduce retroactively the proportion of the rate of charge to the SDR interest rate for financial year 2000. If net income for financial year 2000 is below an amount equivalent to 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of that financial year, the amount of projected net income for financial year 2001 shall be increased by the equivalent of that shortfall. For the purpose of this provision, net income shall be calculated without taking into account net operational income generated by the Supplemental Reserve Facility and Contingent Credit Lines or the effect on income of the implementation of International Accounting Standard 19—Employee Benefits.

Decision No. 11944-(99/49)

April 30, 1999

The Rate of Charge on the Use of Fund Resources for FY 2001

1. Notwithstanding Rule I-6(4)(a), effective May 1, 2000, the proportion of the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) to the SDR interest rate under Rule T-1 shall be 120.6 percent.

2. Any net income for financial year 2001 in excess of SDR 170 million, net of the cumulative effect of implementing International Accounting Standard 19, shall be used to reduce retroactively the proportion of the rate of charge to the SDR interest rate for financial year 2001. If net income for financial year 2001 is below SDR 110 million, net of the cumulative effect of implementing International Accounting Standard 19, the amount of projected net income for financial year 2002 shall be increased by the equivalent of that shortfall. For the purpose of this provision, net income shall be calculated without taking into account net operational income generated by the Supplemental Reserve Facility and Contingent Credit Lines or the effect on income of the implementation of International Accounting Standard 19—Employee Benefits.

Decision No. 12188-(00/45)

April 28, 2000, effective May 2, 2000

Changes to Commitment Charge—Stand-By and Extended Arrangements

Rules I-8(a) and I-8(b) of the Rules and Regulations shall be amended to read as follows:

(a) A charge shall be payable at the beginning of each twelve-month period (“the relevant period”) of an arrangement as follows:

(i) ¼ of 1 percent per annum on amounts of up to 100 percent of the member’s quota that could be purchased during the relevant period; and

(ii) 1/10 of 1 percent per annum on amounts in excess of 100 percent of the member’s quota that could be purchased during the relevant period.

(b) When a purchase is made under an arrangement, the amount of the charge paid shall be reduced, and a refund equal to the reduction shall be made, as follows:

(i) to the extent that purchases during the relevant period do not exceed 100 percent of the member’s quota, the portion of the charge calculated in accordance with subparagraph (a)(i) above shall be reduced by the proportion that the amount of the purchase bears to the amount of the arrangement not exceeding 100 percent of the member’s quota that could be purchased during the relevant period; and

(ii) to the extent that purchases during the relevant period exceeds 100 percent of the member’s quota, the portion of the charge calculated in accordance with subparagraph (a)(ii) above shall be reduced by the proportion that the amount of the purchase bears to the amount of the arrangement exceeding 100 percent of the member’s quota that could be purchased during the relevant period.

Decision No. 12347-(00/117),

November 28, 2000

Off-Market Gold Transactions for FY 2000: Mitigation of the Cost to the Fund

For the purpose of paragraph 2 of Decision No. 11944-(99/49), adopted April 30, 1999, net income shall be calculated without taking into account the effect on income of accepting gold in payment of repurchase obligations falling due to the Fund authorized by Decision No. 12063-(99/130).

Decision No. 12064-(99/130)

December 8, 1999

Burden Sharing—Implementation in FY 2000

Section I. Principles of “Burden Sharing”

1. The financial consequences for the Fund which stem from the existence of overdue financial obligations shall be shared between debtor and creditor member countries.

2. The sharing shall be applied in a simultaneous and symmetrical fashion.

Section II. Determination of the Rate of Charge

The rate of charge for financial year 2000 referred to in Rule I-6(4) shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of Section IV.

Section III. Amount for Special Contingent Account I

An amount equivalent to 5 percent of the Fund’s reserves at the beginning of the financial year shall be generated during financial year 2000 in accordance with the provisions of Section IV, and shall be placed to the Special Contingent Account-1 referred to in Decision No. 9471-(90/98), adopted June 20, 1990.

Section IV. Implementation of Burden Sharing

1. During financial year 2000, notwithstanding Rule I-6(4)(a) and (b) and RuleI-10, the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) and the rate of remuneration prescribed in Rule I-10 shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this Section.

2. (a) In order to generate the amount to be placed to the Special Contingent Account-1 in accordance with Section III, the rate of charge, and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration, shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to produce equal amounts of income.

(b) If income from charges becomes deferred during an adjustment period as defined in (d), the rate of charge and, subject to the limitation in (c), the rate of remuneration, shall be further adjusted, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to generate, in equal amounts, an additional amount of income equal to the amount of deferred charges. For the purposes of this provision, special charges on overdue financial obligations under Decision No.8165-(85/189) G/TR, adopted December 30, 1985, as amended, shall not be taken into account.

(c) No adjustment in the rate of remuneration under this paragraph shall be carried to the point where the average remuneration coefficient would be reduced below 85 percent for an adjustment period.

(d) The adjustments under this paragraph shall be made as of May 1, 1999, August 1, 1999, November 1, 1999, and February 1, 2000:

shortly after July 31 for the period May 1 to July 31;

shortly after October 31 for the period from August 1 to October 31;

shortly after January 31 for the period from November 1 to January 31;

shortly after April 30 for the period from February 1 to April 30;

(e) The operation of this decision shall be reviewed when the adjustment in the rate of remuneration reduces the remuneration coefficient to the limit in (c) above.

3. (a) Subject to paragraph 3 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, the balances held in the Special Contingent Account-1 shall be distributed in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration as a result of the adjustment when there are no outstanding overdue charges and repurchases, or at such earlier time as the Fund may decide.

(b) An amount equal to the proceeds of any adjustment for deferred charges shall be distributed, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration when, and to the extent that, charges, the deferral of which had given rise to the same adjustment, are paid to the Fund. Distributions under this provision shall be made quarterly.

(c) Distributions under (a) or (b) shall be made in proportion to the amounts that have been paid or have not been received by each member as a result of the respective adjustments.

(d) If a member that is entitled to a payment under this paragraph has any overdue obligation to the Fund in the General Department at the time of payment, the member’s claim under this paragraph shall be set off against the Fund’s claim in accordance with Decision No. 8271-(86/74), adopted April 30, 1986, or any subsequent decision of the Fund.

(e) Subject to paragraph 4 of Decision No. 8780-(88/12), adopted January 29, 1988, if any loss is charged against the Special Contingent Account-1, it shall be recorded in accordance with the principles of proportionality set forth in (c).

Decision No. 11945-(99/49)

April 30, 1999

Implementation of Burden Sharing

Section I. Principles of “Burden Sharing”

1. The financial consequences for the Fund which stem from the existence of overdue financial obligations shall be shared between debtor and creditor member countries.

2. The sharing shall be applied in a simultaneous and symmetrical fashion.

Section II. Determination of the Rate of Charge

The rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of Section III.

Section III. Implementation of Burden Sharing

1. Notwithstanding Rule I-6(4)(a) and (b) and RuleI-10, the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) and the rate of remuneration prescribed in Rule I-10 shall be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this Section.

2. (a) If income from charges becomes deferred during an adjustment period as defined in (c), the rate of charge and, subject to the limitation in (b), the rate of remuneration, shall be further adjusted, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, so as to generate, in equal amounts, an additional amount of income equal to the amount of deferred charges. For the purposes of this provision, special charges on overdue financial obligations under Decision No.8165-(85/189) G/TR, adopted December 30, 1985, as amended, shall not be taken into account.

(b) No adjustment in the rate of remuneration under this paragraph shall be carried to the point where the average remuneration coefficient would be reduced below 85 percent for an adjustment period.

(c) the adjustments under this paragraph shall be made as of the first day after each financial quarter beginning May 1, August 1, November 1, and February 1:

shortly after July 31 for the period May 1 to July 31;

shortly after October 31 for the period from August 1 to October 31;

shortly after January 31 for the period from November 1 to January 31;

shortly after April 30 for the period from February 1 to April 30;

(d) The operation of this decision shall be reviewed shortly before the end of each financial year or whenever the adjustment in the rate of remuneration reduces the remuneration coefficient to the limit in (b) above.

3. (a) An amount equal to the proceeds of any adjustment for deferred charges shall be distributed, in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, to members that have paid additional charges or have received reduced remuneration when, and to the extent that, charges, the deferral of which had given rise to the same adjustment, are paid to the Fund. Distributions under this provision shall be made quarterly.

(b) Distributions under (a) shall be made in proportion to the amounts that have been paid or have not been received by each member as a result of the respective adjustments.

(c) If a member that is entitled to a payment under this paragraph has any overdue obligation to the Fund in the General Department at the time of payment, the member’s claim under this paragraph shall be set off against the Fund’s claim in accordance with Decision No. 8271-(86/74), adopted April 30, 1986, or any subsequent decision of the Fund.

Section IV. Special Contingent Account-I

The adequacy of the Special Contingent Account-1, established by Decision No. 8619-(87/90), adopted June 17, 1987, shall be reviewed before the end of each financial year and the Fund may decide to resume the accumulation of balances held in that account if these balances fall below overdue repurchase obligations.

Decision No. 12189-(00/45)

April 28, 2000, effective May 2, 2000

Income Position for FY 2000—Actual Outcome

1. SDR 100,873,481 of the Fund’s net income for FY 2000 derived from the application of paragraph 2 of Executive Board Decision No. 11944-(99/49), adopted April 30, 1999, shall be placed to the Fund’s Special Reserve after the end of the financial year.

2. The SDR 268,262,272 gain derived from the implementation of International Accounting Standard 19-Employee Benefits during FY 2000 shall be placed to the Fund’s Special Reserve and shall be recorded separately in the financial records of the Fund. (EBS/00/119, 6/26/00)

Decision No. 12232-(00/68)

July 6, 2000

Income Position for FY 2001—Review

The Fund has reviewed the income position for FY 2001 in accordance with Rule I-6(4)(b) (EBS/00/232, 11/17/00).

Decision No. 12350-(00/119)

December 1, 2000

Extended Burden Sharing

Extended Burden Sharing—Implementation, and Modalities of New Special Contingent Account (SCA-2)

1. Effective July 1, 1990, during the remainder of financial year 1991 and during subsequent financial years, adjustments to the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) and the rate of remuneration prescribed in Rule I-10 shall be made in accordance with this decision until the amount of SDR 1 billion has been generated. Amounts generated in accordance with this decision shall be placed to an additional Special Contingent Account (“Special Contingent Account 2”).

2. Notwithstanding Rule I-6(4)(a) and (b) and Rule I-10, the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4) and the rate of remuneration prescribed in Rule I-10 shall be adjusted in accordance with this paragraph. During financial year 1991, such adjustments shall be made after adjustments in accordance with Decision No. 9410-(90/62), adopted April 20, 1990. In subsequent financial years, such adjustments shall be made, after any other adjustments, to the rate of charge referred to in Rule I-6(4), as in effect during that year, and to the rate of remuneration prescribed in Rule I-10.

(a) The rate of charge shall be increased by 0.261 percentage points and, subject to the limitation in (b), an amount equivalent to three times the proceeds of that adjustment during an adjustment period shall be generated through reduction in the rate of remuneration during the same period.

(b) No adjustment in the rate of remuneration under this paragraph shall be carried to the point where the average remuneration coefficient would be reduced below 80 percent for an adjustment period.

(c) The adjustments under this paragraph shall be made as of May 1, as of August 1, as of November 1, and as of February 1 of each financial year:

shortly after July 31 for the period from May 1 to July 31;

shortly after October 31 for the period from August 1 to October 31;

shortly after January 31 for the period from November 1 to January 31;

shortly after April 30 for the period from February 1 to April 30.

(d) Whenever an adjustment in the rate of remuneration cannot be made to the full extent prescribed in (a) because of the limitation in (b), then the amount that could not be generated shall be added to the amounts to be generated by adjustments to the rate of remuneration under (a) in subsequent adjustment periods to the extent possible under the limitation in (b), until the amount of SDR 1 billion has been generated through adjustments to the rate of charge under (a) and the rate of remuneration under (a) and under this subparagraph.

3. (a) Distributions of the balances held in the Special Contingent Account 2 shall be made when all repurchases have been made with respect to purchases made for the financing of “rights,” as defined in the Managing Director’s Summing Up at EBM/90/97 of June 20, 1990, or at such earlier time as the Fund may decide.

(b) Distributions under (a) shall be made in proportion to the amounts that have been paid or have not been received by each member as a result of the respective adjustments.

(c) If a member that is entitled to a payment under this paragraph has any overdue obligations to the Fund in the General Department at the time of payment, the member’s claim under this paragraph shall be set off against the Fund’s claim in accordance with Decision No. 8271-(86/74), adopted April 30, 1986, or any subsequent decision of the Fund.

(d) Any loss in relation to an undischarged repurchase obligation resulting from the financing of rights, as defined above, shall be charged, first, against the Special Contingent Account 2, and shall be recorded in accordance with the principles of proportionality set forth in (b) above, and any remaining balance shall be charged against the existing Special Contingent Account (“Special Contingent Account 1”).

4. The operation of this decision, including the amounts of adjustments, shall be reviewed shortly before the end of each financial year as long as the mechanism continues in effect.

Decision No. 9471-(90/98)

June 20, 1990,

as amended by Decision No. 10341-(93/54), April 14, 1993

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Effective February 1, 1994, the words “by 0.26 percentage point” in paragraph 2(a) of Decision No. 9471-(90/98), adopted June 20, 1990, as amended by Decision No. 10341-(93/54), adopted April 14, 1993, shall be replaced by the words “by 0.04 percentage point,” provided that no further adjustments to the rate of charge shall be made under this decision when an amount equal to SDR 250 million has been generated from adjustments to the rate of charge under this decision. If by August 1, 1994, no decision on the implementation of burden sharing for FY 1995 has been adopted, the existing wording of Decision No. 9471-(90/98), adopted June 20, 1990, as amended by Decision No. 10341-(93/54), adopted April 14, 1993, on extended burden sharing shall be reinstated.

Decision No. 10662-(94/38)

April 29, 1994

Extended Burden Sharing—Review

The Fund has reviewed the operation of Decision No. 9471-(90/98), adopted June 20, 1990, as amended.

Decision No. 11714-(98/49)

April 28, 1998

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The Fund has reviewed the operation of Decision No. 9471-(90/98), adopted June 20, 1990, as amended.

Decision No. 11947-(99/49)

April 30, 1999

Early Termination of the Special Contingent Account (SCA-2)

Considering that there is no longer a need for retaining precautionary balances in the Special Contingent Account 2 (SCA-2) and with an expectation that these resources will thus become available, or an equivalent amount will be made available, to supplement those in the PRGF-HIPC Trust, the Fund decides to terminate the SCA-2 established by Decision No. 9471-(90/98), adopted June 20, 1990.

Decision No. 12060-(99/130)

December 8, 1999

Corresponds to Article V, Section 8(c), (d), (e) of the Articles of Agreement after the Second Amendment.

Replaced Decision No. 7930-(85/41), March 13, 1985.

Deleted by Decision No. 1055 (94/1)G/TR, January 7, 1994.

Similar decisions have been adopted for FY 1991, 1992, and 1993 (See Decision Nos. 9410-(90/62), 9696-(91/49), and 9997-(92/57) in Select Eighteenth Issue, June 30, 1993).

Deleted by Decision No. 10549-(94/1), January 7, 1994.

Paragraphs 2, 4, 5 and 6 were deleted by Decision No. 10554-(94/1), January 7, 1994.

This percentage point was replaced by “0.04 percentage point.” See Decision No. 10662-(94/38) on p. 337.

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