On March 26, 2015, the Federal Reserve Board and the FDIC permanently changed the annual resolution plan or “living will” deadline for four non-bank systemically important financial institutions (“non-bank SIFIs”) from July 1 to December 31 beginning in 2016. The institutions include American International Group, Inc., General Electric Capital Corporation, Inc., MetLife Inc., and Prudential Financial, Inc. The agencies previously temporarily extended the 2015 living will deadlines for American International Group, General Electric Capital Corporation, and Prudential Financial to December 31, 2015. MetLife, recently designated as systemically important, is required to submit its first resolution plan by December 31, 2016.

Resolution plans are required by the Dodd-Frank Wall-Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act for the largest financial institutions. Each living will must describe the company’s strategy for rapid and orderly resolution under the US Bankruptcy Code in the event of material financial distress or failure of the company.

The press release is available at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/bcreg/20150326a.htm