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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1978

PUBLIC LAW 95-351—AUG. 20, 1978

92 STAT. 503

torship of a particular class shall have at least three years experience as a director or senior officer in the class of cooperatives to be represented. No one class of cooperatives specified in subsection (a) shall be represented on the Board by more than three directors. (d) When all five remaining members of the Board appointed by the President have resigned pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, their successors and the successors to shareholder directors shall thereafter be elected pursuant to such rules as the Board may from time to time prescribe in the bylaws of the Bank. (e) No director shall be eligible to be elected for more than two consecutive full three-year terms. No officer of the Bank shall be eligible to serve simultaneously as a director on the Board of the Bank. The Bank shall give adequate advance notice to all voting stockholders of nominees and of the procedures for nominating other candidates. Each voting stockholder shall make the information required in this paragraph available to its members. (f) The Board shall annually elect from among its members a chairman and vice chairman and select a secretary who need not be a member. The Board shall establish the policies of the Bank governing its funding, lending, and other financial and technical assistance, and shall direct the management of the Bank. (g) The Board shall meet at least quarterly. Its meeting shall be Rules, open to members or representatives or all eligible cooperatives and other eligible organizations, as observers only, and to persons or representatives of groups who identify their interest in the Bank and who are invited to attend a meeting, subject to such rules as the Board may establish for the conduct of such meetings. Those rules shall include the manner of giving notice of meetings, the procedure for the conduct of meetings, the manner of submitting topics for the agenda, the allocation of time of presentations, and debate. The chairman, when sustained by the majority of the Board present, may adjourn the open meeting into an executive session on motion of the chairman, any Board member, or at the request of any applicant, borrower, officer, or employee when the matter under discussion involves an application, a loan, a personnel action, or other matter which might tend to impinge on the right of privacy of any person. (h) Members of the Board appointed by the President from among the officers of the agencies and departments of the United States Government shall not receive any additional compensation by virtue of their service on the Board. Until the Final Government Equity Redemption Date, members of the Board appointed by the President from among the general public or elected by the holders of the class B and class C stock shall (1) receive compensation at a rate equal to 5 USC 5332 the daily equivalent of the rate prescribed for grade GS-18 under sec- note. tion 5332 of title 5, United States Code, for each day that they are engaged in the performance of their duties on the Board, and (2) be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in , the same manner as persons employed intermittently in the Government service are allowed expenses under section 5703(b) of title 5, United States Code, for each day that they are away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of their duties on the Board. CAPITALIZATION

SEC. 104. (a) The capital of the Bank shall consist of capital sub- 12 USC 3014. scribed by borrowers from the Bank, by cooperatives eligible to become borrowers, by organizations owned and controlled by such bor-