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FASB issued Staff Position (FSP) FIN 45-3, Application of FASB Interpretation No. 45 to Minimum Revenue Guarantees Granted to a Business or Its Owners, which amends Interpretation no. 45, Guarantor’s Accounting and Disclosure Requirements for Guarantees, Including Indirect Guarantees of Indebtedness of Others ( www.fasb.org/fasb_staff_positions/fsp_fin45-3.pdf ). The FSP clarifies that guarantee contracts, declaring a business’s revenue for a given period will be at least a specified amount, are within the scope of Interpretation no. 45.

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