|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2019
The cash dividends paid per share of common stock were $0.66, $0.54 and $0.39 for 2019, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
The following table summarizes common stock repurchases during 2019, 2018 and 2017.
On June 28, 2018, following the non-objection of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) to the Corporation’s 2018 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) capital plan, the Corporation’s Board of Directors (Board) authorized the repurchase of approximately $20.6 billion in common stock from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, which included approximately $600 million in repurchases to offset shares awarded under equity-based compensation plans during the same period. On February 7, 2019, following approval by the Federal Reserve, the Board authorized the repurchase of an additional $2.5 billion of common stock by June 30, 2019.
On June 27, 2019, following the Federal Reserve's non-objection to the Corporation's 2019 CCAR capital plan, the Board authorized the repurchase of approximately $30.9 billion in
common stock from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, which includes approximately $900 million in repurchases to offset shares awarded under equity-based compensation plans during the same period.
During 2019, the Corporation repurchased 956 million shares of common stock in connection with the Board's 2018 and 2019 repurchase authorizations, which reduced shareholders’ equity by $28.1 billion.
In connection with employee stock plans, in 2019, 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 December 31, 2019, the Corporation had reserved 579 million unissued shares of common stock for future issuances under employee stock plans, convertible notes and preferred stock.
The cash dividends declared on preferred stock were $1.4 billion, $1.5 billion and $1.6 billion for 2019, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
On June 20, 2019, the Corporation issued 40,000 shares of 5.125% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series JJ for $1.0 billion. On June 25, 2019, the Corporation issued 55,900 shares of 5.375% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series KK for $1.4 billion. On September 17, 2019, the Corporation issued 52,400 shares of 5.000% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series LL for $1.3 billion. Additionally, on January 24, 2020, the Corporation issued 44,000 shares of 4.300% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series MM for $1.1 billion.
In 2019, the Corporation fully redeemed Series V and Series W preferred stock for $2.6 billion. Additionally, on January 27, 2020, the Corporation fully redeemed Series Y preferred stock for $1.1 billion.
All series of preferred stock in the Preferred Stock Summary table have a par value of $0.01 per share, are not subject to the operation of a sinking fund, have no participation rights, and with the exception of the Series L Preferred Stock, are not convertible. The holders of the Series B Preferred Stock and Series 1 through 5 Preferred Stock have general voting rights and vote together with the common stock. The holders of the other series included in the table have no general voting rights. All outstanding series of preferred stock of the Corporation have preference over the Corporation’s common stock with respect to the payment of dividends and distribution of the Corporation’s assets in the event of a liquidation or dissolution. With the exception of the Series B, F, G and T Preferred Stock, if any dividend payable on these series is in arrears for three or more semi-annual or six or more quarterly dividend periods, as applicable (whether consecutive or not), the holders of these series and any other class or series of preferred stock ranking equally as to payment of dividends and upon which equivalent voting rights have been conferred and are exercisable (voting as a single class) will be entitled to vote for the election of two additional directors. These voting rights terminate when the Corporation has paid in full dividends on these series for at least two semi-annual or four quarterly dividend periods, as applicable, following the dividend arrearage.
The 7.25% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, Series L (Series L Preferred Stock) does not have early redemption/call rights. Each share of the Series L Preferred Stock may be converted at any time, at the option of the holder, into 20 shares of the Corporation’s common stock plus cash in lieu of fractional shares. The Corporation may cause some or all of the Series L Preferred Stock, at its option, at any time or from time to time, to be converted into shares of common stock at the then-applicable conversion rate if, for 20 trading days during any period
of 30 consecutive trading days, the closing price of common stock exceeds 130 percent of the then-applicable conversion price of the Series L Preferred Stock. If a conversion of Series L Preferred Stock occurs at the option of the holder, subsequent to a dividend
record date but prior to the dividend payment date, the Corporation will still pay any accrued dividends payable.
The table below presents a summary of perpetual preferred stock outstanding at December 31, 2019.
n/a = not applicable
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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