|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2020
During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Corporation repurchased 200 million shares of common stock in connection with the Board's 2019 repurchase authorizations, which reduced shareholders’ equity by $6.4 billion.
During the three months ended March 31, 2020, in connection with employee stock plans, the Corporation issued 63 million shares of its common stock and, to satisfy tax withholding obligations, repurchased 24 million shares of its common stock. At March 31, 2020, the Corporation had reserved 517 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, 2020, the Corporation declared $469 million of cash dividends on preferred stock. On January 24, 2020, the Corporation issued 44,000 shares of Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series MM for $1.1 billion. Dividends are paid semi-annually during the fixed-rate
period commencing on July 28, 2020, then quarterly during the floating-rate period commencing April 28, 2025. The Series MM 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 March 31, 2020, the Corporation fully redeemed Series Y preferred stock for $1.1 billion. For more information on the Corporation's preferred stock, including liquidation preference, dividend requirements and redemption period, see Note 14 – Shareholders’ Equity to the Consolidated Financial Statements of the Corporation’s 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Restricted Stock Units
During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Corporation granted 86 million restricted stock unit (RSU) awards to certain employees under the Bank of America Corporation Key Employee Equity Plan. These RSUs were authorized to settle predominantly in shares of common stock of the Corporation. Certain RSUs will be settled in cash or contain settlement provisions that subject these awards to variable accounting whereby compensation expense is adjusted to fair value based on changes in the share price of the Corporation’s common stock up to the settlement date. Of the RSUs granted during the three months ended March 31, 2020, 61 million will vest predominantly over three years with most vesting occurring in one-third increments on each of the first three anniversaries of the grant date provided that the employee remains continuously employed with the Corporation during that time, and will be expensed ratably over the vesting period, net of estimated forfeitures, for non-retirement eligible employees based on the grant-date fair value of the shares. For RSUs granted to employees who are retirement eligible, the awards are deemed authorized as of the beginning of the year preceding the grant date when the incentive award plans are generally approved. As a result, the estimated value is expensed ratably over the year preceding the grant date. Additionally, 25 million of the RSUs will vest predominantly over four years with most vesting occurring in one-fourth increments on each of the first four anniversaries of the grant date provided that the employee remains continuously employed with the Corporation during that time, and will be expensed ratably over the vesting period, net of estimated forfeitures, based on the grant-date fair value of the shares. For more information, see Note 19 – Stock-based Compensation Plans to the Consolidated Financial Statements of the Corporation’s 2019 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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