MEDIA ADVISORY 02/07/13

FASB Issues Accounting Standards Update on Proposed Clarification to Fair Value Disclosure Exemption Affecting Private Companies and Not-for-Profit Organizations

Norwalk, CT, February 7, 2013—The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) today issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2013-03, Financial Instruments (Topic 825): Clarifying the Scope and Applicability of a Particular Disclosure to Nonpublic Entities, which clarifies the scope and applicability of a disclosure exemption that is specific to private companies and not-for-profit organizations that resulted from the issuance of Accounting Standards Update No. 2011-04, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRSs.

The Update clarifies that the requirement to disclose “the level of the fair value hierarchy within which the fair value measurements are categorized in their entirety (Level 1, 2, or 3)” does not apply to private companies and nonpublic not-for-profit organizations for items that are not measured at fair value in the statement of financial position, but for which fair value is disclosed.

The amendments will be effective upon issuance. The Accounting Standards Update is available at the FASB website.


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