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September 26, 2012
12:00 EDTZIONZions Bancorp redeems its remaining $700M of TARP
Zions Bancorporation announced that it has redeemed its remaining $700M Series D preferred stock, more commonly referred to as TARP funds. The shares were redeemed at their full face value; in addition, Zions has paid to the U.S. Treasury a cumulative total of $253M in dividends on its investment in Zions from November 2008 through today. The redemption of the preferred shares will result in a one-time dividend expense of $16.6M related to the TARP warrants, which will be booked in the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Assuming no further subordinated debt conversions, beginning in the 4Q12, Zions' quarterly preferred dividend expense is expected to be approximately $23M, compared to $37M recorded in the 2Q12 results.
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February 9, 2016
08:10 EDTZIONZions Bancorp volatility elevated
Zions Bancorp February call option implied volatility is at 52, March is at 45; compared to its 52-week range of 17 to 48, suggesting large near term price movement.
February 5, 2016
06:47 EDTZIONActivist investors eyeing U.S. banks for merger waves, Reuters says
Activist investors are targeting the U.S. banking sector, betting that the headwinds the industry is experiencing will accelerate consolidation among such companies, Reuters reports. Banks historically have stayed out of the line of sight of activist investors, with certain exceptions, though rate and regulatory pressures could result in a wave of M&A for SMID-cap institutions, the report says. Potential activist candidates include Comerica Bank (CMA), which Hudson Executive Capital acquired a $56M stake in earlier this week, and Zions (ZION), Reuters notes. Reference Link

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