Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Shareholders' Equity

Shareholders' Equity
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2011
Shareholders' Equity [Abstract]  



Repurchase of Outstanding TARP Capital and Warrant to Repurchase Common Stock


In 2008, Huntington received $1.4 billion of equity capital by issuing to the Treasury 1.4 million shares of TARP Capital and a ten-year warrant to purchase up to 23.6 million shares of Huntington's common stock, par value $0.01 per share, at an exercise price of $8.90 per share. As approved by the Federal Reserve Board, the Treasury, and our other banking regulators, on December 22, 2010, Huntington repurchased all 1.4 million shares of our TARP Capital held by the Treasury totaling $1.4 billion. Huntington used the net proceeds from the issuance of common stock and subordinated debt, as well as other funds, to redeem the TARP Capital. On January 19, 2011, Huntington repurchased the warrant originally issued to the Treasury for a purchase price of $49.1 million.


Share Repurchase Program


Huntington did not repurchase any shares for the three-month or nine-month periods ended September 30, 2011 and 2010.


Dividends on common stock


On October 20, 2011, Huntington announced that the board of directors had declared a quarterly common stock cash dividend of $0.04 per common share. The dividend is payable on January 3, 2012, to shareholders of record on December 20, 2011.