12 USC 2278b7 - Preferred stock

(a) Issuance 

(1) In general 
Each System institution that is certified under section 2278a–4 of this title may issue a special class of preferred stock only in an amount, and subject to such terms and conditions, as authorized by the Assistance Board.
(2) Dividends 

(A) In general 
Except as provided in subparagraph (B), dividends shall not be payable on stock issued under this section.

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(B) Exception 
Stock issued under this section shall be issued under such terms and conditions as to enable the Secretary of the Treasury, with respect to any of such stock the Secretary purchases under section 2278b–6 (d)(3)(B)(iii) of this title, and the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, with respect to any of such stock that the Insurance Corporation purchases or otherwise acquires under section 2278b–6 (d)(3)(B)(iii) of this title or section 2278b–6 (d)(4)(B)(ii) of this title, to establish for such stock a stated dividend rate equal to the current market yield on outstanding, marketable obligations of the United States with maturities of 30 years, plus a premium to reflect the cost of capital for institutions in financial distress.
(3) Voting rights 
A holder of stock issued under this subsection shall have no voting rights with respect to the stock.
(b) Purchase 
The Financial Assistance Corporation shall purchase shares of stock issued by certified System institutions under subsection (a) of this section to the extent that the issuance of such stock is approved by the Assistance Board.