Summary of Statement No. 129

Disclosure of Information about Capital Structure (Issued 2/97)

Summary

This Statement establishes standards for disclosing information about an entity's capital structure. It applies to all entities. This Statement continues the previous requirements to disclose certain information about an entity's capital structure found in APB Opinions No. 10, Omnibus Opinion-1966, and No. 15, Earnings per Share, and FASB Statement No. 47, Disclosure of Long-Term Obligations, for entities that were subject to the requirements of those standards. This Statement eliminates the exemption of nonpublic entities from certain disclosure requirements of Opinion 15 as provided by FASB Statement No. 21, Suspension of the Reporting of Earnings per Share and Segment Information by Nonpublic Enterprises. It supersedes specific disclosure requirements of Opinions 10 and 15 and Statement 47 and consolidates them in this Statement for ease of retrieval and for greater visibility to nonpublic entities.

This Statement is effective for financial statements for periods ending after December 15, 1997. It contains no change in disclosure requirements for entities that were previously subject to the requirements of Opinions 10 and 15 and Statement 47.