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[82 STAT. 546]
[82 STAT. 546]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

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Ante, p. 539. FNMA, Board of Directors. Transitional period.

59 Stat. 597. 31 USC 841 note. GAO audit.

PUBLIC LAW 90-448-:AUG. 1, 1968

[82 STAT-

Association shall be changed into and shall become one share of voting common stock, without par value, of such corporation. (b)(1) The provisions of section 308(b) of the National Housing Act (as added by section 802(y)(7) of this Act) shall be applicable only to the extent that its provisions do not conflict with this subsection. (2) For a transitional period after the effective date established pursuant to section 808 of this Act, the board of directors of the Federal National Mortgage Association shall consist of nine persons. For a term expiring on the date of the first annual meeting of the corporation's stockholders, all members of the board shall be appointed by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. For a term beginning on such date, seven members of the board shall be appointed by the Secretary, and two members shall be elected by the common stockholdei^s. For subsequent terms beginning prior to the termination of the transitional period, five members shall be appointed by the Secretary, and four members shall be elected by the common stockholders. For each term beginning prior to the termination of the transitional period, the Secretary shall appoint as a member of the board the president of the corporation. During the transitional period, the president of the corporation shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and may be removed from office by the President for good cause. (3) The transitional period referred to in paragraph (2) shall come to an end at such time as the board of directors shall find, with the approval of the Secretary, that not less than one-third of the corporation's common stock is owned by persons or institutions in the mortgage lending, homebuilding, real estate, or related businesses; but in no event shall it end sooner than May 1, 1970, or later than May 1, 1973. (c) From the effective date established pursuant to section 808 and until the retirement of the last of the outstanding shares of its preferred stock, the Federal National Mortgage Association shall be deemed to be a wholly owned corporation for the purposes of the Government Corporation Control Act. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the financial transactions of the Federal National Mortgage Association shall continue to be subject to audit by the General Accounting Office for such period as there may be outstanding obligations of the Federal National Mortgage Association which are guaranteed as to principal or interest by the Government National Mortgage Association. (d) Those persons who are the officers and employees of the Federal National Mortgage Association immediately prior to the effective date established pursuant to section 808 shall become the officers and employees of the Government National Mortgage Association on such date. The Federal National Mortgage Association and the Government National Mortgage Association shall provide by contract for the conditions and methods under which and by which the Federal National Mortgage Association during the transitional period may employ those individuals who are employees of the Government National Mortgage Association on such effective date; and may provide by contract for the operation by either of such corporations of any of the functions of the other. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall make every reasonable effort to place in other comparable Federal positions any individuals who are career or career-conditional employees of the Government National Mortgage Association on such effective date and who are subsequently during the transitional period neither employed by the Federal National Mortgage Association nor retained by the Government National Mortgage Association.