Article 17

(a) The Agency's authorized capital shall be one million dinars and may be increased within the limits and by the amount to be determined by the Board of Directors of the Agency and approved by the Minister of Finance. The paid-in capital is fixed at two hundred and fifty thousand dinars to be paid by the Government upon establishment of the Agency. This amount may be increased by the amount to be recommended by the Board and approved by the Minister. The Government shall subscribe for all the paid in capital and shall keep exclusive ownership thereof. Neither the authorized nor the paid-in capital shall be reduced except by an amendment to the provisions of this Law.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Law, the Minister shall, at any time the Board decides that the assets of the Agency fall short of the value of its commitments and its paid-in capital, transfer to the Agency the ownership of the necessary amount of non-negotiable Government Bonds, interest free, so as to safeguard the paid-in capital and prevent it from deteriorating.