RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of First Citizens BancShares, Inc. (“BancShares”) (Nasdaq: FCNCA) declared on Jan. 25, 2022, dividends on the company’s Class A and Class B common stock, as well as Series A and C preferred stock, each for the period commencing on and including the last respective payment date.
As noted above, the Board declared a quarterly dividend of 47 cents per share on the company’s Class A and Class B common stock. The dividend is payable March 15, 2022, to shareholders of record Feb. 28, 2022.
The Board also declared a regular quarterly dividend on the company’s 5.375% non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock, Series A, to be paid on March 15, 2022, to holders of record as of Feb. 28, 2022.
There are currently 345,000 outstanding shares of the Series A preferred stock which are held pursuant to a Deposit Agreement dated March 12, 2020. Under that agreement, an aggregate of 13,800,000 depositary shares were issued, each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of the Series A preferred stock.
In addition, the Board declared a regular quarterly dividend on the company’s 5.625% non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock, Series C, to be paid on March 15, 2022, to holders of record as of Feb. 28, 2022.
On Jan. 3, 2022, in connection with the merger pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of Oct. 15, 2020, as amended by Amendment No. 1, dated as of Sept. 30, 2021, by and among BancShares, First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company (“First Citizens Bank”), FC Merger Subsidiary IX, Inc., a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of First Citizens Bank, and CIT Group Inc., a Delaware corporation (“CIT”), the parent company of CIT Bank, N.A., a national banking association, BancShares issued an aggregate of 8,000,000 shares of preferred stock, which was designated as “5.625% non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock, Series C” (the “Series C Preferred Stock”) in exchange for each issued and outstanding share of 5.625% non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock, Series B, par value $0.01 per share, of CIT.
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First Citizens BancShares is the financial holding company for First Citizens Bank. In January 2022, BancShares and CIT Group Inc. merged – creating one of the top 20 U.S. financial institutions, with more than $100 billion in assets.
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