|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2017
During the three months ended September 30, 2017, the Corporation repurchased and retired 124 million shares of common stock in connection with the 2017 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review capital plan, which reduced shareholders' equity by $3.0 billion. This includes shares repurchased to offset the dilution resulting from certain equity-based compensation awards.
The Corporation has warrants outstanding and exercisable to purchase 122 million shares of its common stock expiring on October 28, 2018, and warrants outstanding and exercisable to purchase 150 million shares of common stock expiring on January 16, 2019. These warrants were originally issued in connection with preferred stock issuances to the U.S. Department of the Treasury in 2009 and 2008, and are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The exercise price of the warrants expiring on January 16, 2019 is subject to continued adjustment each time the quarterly cash dividend is in excess of $0.01 per common share to compensate the holders of the warrants for dilution resulting from an increased dividend. As a result of the Corporation’s third-quarter 2017 dividend of $0.12 per common share, the exercise price of the warrants expiring on January 16, 2019 was adjusted to $12.807 per share. The warrants expiring on October 28, 2018, which have an exercise price of $30.79 per share, also contain this anti-dilution provision except the adjustment is triggered only when the Corporation declares quarterly dividends at a level greater than $0.32 per common share.
On August 24, 2017, the holders of the Corporation's Series T 6% Non-cumulative preferred stock (Series T) exercised warrants to acquire 700 million shares of the Corporation's common stock. The carrying amount of the preferred stock was $2.9 billion and, upon conversion, was recorded as additional paid-in capital. For additional information, see Note 13 - Earnings Per Common Share. During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, in connection with employee stock plans, the Corporation issued approximately 66 million shares and repurchased approximately 27 million shares of its common stock to satisfy tax withholding obligations. At September 30, 2017, the Corporation had reserved 873 million unissued shares of common stock for future issuances under employee stock plans, common stock warrants, convertible notes and preferred stock.
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Corporation recognized cash dividends of $465 million and $1.3 billion. There were no issuances of preferred stock during the nine months ended September 30, 2017.
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, including other comprehensive income. Includes, but is not limited to, balances of common stock, preferred stock, additional paid-in capital, other capital and retained earnings, accumulated balance for each classification of other comprehensive income and amount of comprehensive income.
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