|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Corporation repurchased and retired 268 million and 713 million shares of common stock, which reduced shareholders’ equity by $7.6 billion and $20.4 billion.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2019, in connection with employee stock plans, the Corporation issued 91 million shares of its common stock and, to satisfy tax withholding obligations, repurchased 35 million shares of its common stock. At September 30, 2019, the Corporation had reserved 586 million unissued shares of common stock for future issuances under employee stock plans, convertible notes and preferred stock.
During the three months ended March 31, 2019, June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2019, the Corporation declared $442 million, $239 million and $505 million of cash dividends on preferred stock, or a total of $1.2 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. On September 17, 2019, the Corporation issued 52,400 shares of 5.000% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series LL for $1.3 billion. Dividends are paid quarterly commencing on December 17, 2019. The Series LL preferred stock has a liquidation preference of $25,000 per share and is subject to certain restrictions in the event the Corporation fails to declare and pay full dividends. During the three months ended September 30, 2019, the Corporation fully redeemed Series W for $1.1 billion, and partially redeemed Series V for $1.3 billion. On October 28, 2019, the Corporation redeemed the remaining outstanding shares of Series V preferred stock. For more information on the Corporation's preferred stock, including liquidation preference, dividend requirements and redemption period, see Note 13 – Shareholders’ Equity to the Consolidated Financial Statements of the Corporation’s 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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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