Farm Credit Bank of Texas Code of Ethics


The Bank and its directors, officers and employees have committed to conduct business in accordance with the highest ethical standards as set forth in the Standards of Conduct Policy, which is applicable to the directors, officers and employees relating to ethical conduct, conflicts of interest, and compliance with the law.

This Code of Ethics applies to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Administrative Officer, the Chief Credit Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Information Officer, the General Counsel, Chief Audit Executive, all senior vice presidents and vice presidents, as well as the Manager, Financial Reporting and Director, Financial Reporting/SOX Compliance. The Bank is responsible for the preparation and distribution of its financial statements and related disclosures and for providing relevant information that is true, accurate and complete to the Funding Corporation for use in preparing the Farm Credit System financial statements and related disclosures. The Bank expects all of its employees to act in accordance with the highest standards of personal and professional integrity in all aspects of their activities, to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, to deter wrongdoing and abide by its Standards of Conduct Policy and other policies and procedures adopted by the Bank that govern the conduct of its employees. This Code of Ethics is intended to supplement the Bank's Standards of Conduct Policy.

You agree to:

  1. Engage in and promote honest and ethical conduct, including the ethical handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest between personal and professional relationships.
  2. Avoid conflicts of interest and disclose to the Bank Standard of Conduct Official any material transaction or relationship that reasonably could be expected to give rise to a conflict.
  3. Take all reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of non-public information about the Bank and its customers obtained or created in connection with its activities and to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of this information unless required by applicable law or regulation or legal or regulatory process.
  4. Produce full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable disclosure in Bank reports and documents filed with, or submitted to, the Farm Credit Administration, in relevant information provided to the Funding Corporation, and in other public communications made by the Bank.
  5. Comply with applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations, as well as the rules and regulations of self-regulatory agreements to which the Bank is a party.

You are prohibited from directly or indirectly taking any action to fraudulently influence, coerce, manipulate or mislead the Bank's independent public accountant for the purpose of rendering the financial statements of the Bank misleading.

You understand that you will be held accountable for adherence to the Code of Ethics. Your failure to observe the terms of this Code of Ethics may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Violations of the Code of Ethics may also constitute violations of law and may result in civil and criminal penalties for you, your supervisors or the Bank.

Please report any possible violation of this Code of Ethics to Ethics Point by calling toll-free any time (1-844-363-2084); submitting a report via the web

EthicsPoint is an independent provider of confidential communication systems and services.

Any individual contacting EthicsPoint may elect to remain anonymous when reporting any possible violation of this Code of Ethics.

Bank ethics &
compliance hotline

In situations where you prefer to place an anonymous report about the Farm Credit Bank of Texas in confidence, you are encouraged to use this hotline, hosted by a third party hotline provider, EthicsPoint.

Make a Report

Go to the Confidential Hotline web page.

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