Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2016
Stockholders' Equity Note [Abstract]  
Preferred D Stock issued and outstanding
During the 2016 first quarter, Huntington issued $400 million of preferred stock. As part of this transaction, Huntington issued 16,000,000 depositary shares, each representing a 1/40th ownership interest in a share of 6.250% Series D Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock (Preferred D Stock), par value $0.01 per share, with a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share (equivalent to $25 per depositary share). Each holder of a depositary share, will be entitled to all proportional rights and preferences of the Preferred D Stock (including dividend, voting, redemption and liquidation rights). Costs of $14 million related to the issuance of the Preferred D Stock are reported as a direct deduction from the face amount of the stock.
Dividends on the Preferred D Stock will be non-cumulative and payable quarterly in arrears, when, as and if authorized by our board of directors or a duly authorized committee of our board and declared by us, at an annual rate of 6.25% per year on the liquidation preference of $1,000 per share, equivalent to $25 per depositary share. The dividend payment dates will be the fifteenth day of each January, April, July and October, commencing on July 15, 2016, or the next business day if any such day is not a business day.
The Preferred D Stock is perpetual and has no maturity date. Huntington may redeem the Preferred D Stock at our option, (i) in whole or in part, from time to time, on any dividend payment date on or after April 15, 2021 or (ii) in whole but not in part, within 90 days following a regulatory capital treatment event, in each case, at a redemption price equal to $1,000 per share (equivalent to $25 per depositary share), plus any declared and unpaid dividends and, in the case of a redemption following a regulatory capital treatment event, the pro rated portion of dividends, whether or not declared, for the dividend period in which such redemption occurs. If Huntington redeems the Preferred D Stock, the depositary will redeem a proportional number of depositary shares. Neither the holders of Preferred D Stock nor holders of depositary shares will have the right to require the redemption or repurchase of the Preferred D Stock or the depositary shares. Any redemption of the Preferred D Stock is subject to Huntington's receipt of any required prior approval by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
2015 Share Repurchase Program
On March 11, 2015, Huntington announced that the Federal Reserve did not object to the proposed capital actions included in Huntington’s capital plan submitted to the Federal Reserve in January 2015. These actions included a potential repurchase of up to $366 million of common stock from the second quarter of 2015 through the second quarter of 2016. Purchases of common stock may include open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions, and accelerated repurchase programs. Huntington’s board of directors authorized a share repurchase program consistent with Huntington’s capital plan. This program replaced the previously authorized share repurchase program authorized by Huntington’s board of directors in 2014.
On January 26, 2016, Huntington announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which Ohio-based FirstMerit Corporation, the parent company of FirstMerit Bank, will merge into Huntington in a stock and cash transaction. The transaction is expected to be completed in the 2016 third quarter, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and the approval of the shareholders of Huntington and FirstMerit Corporation. As a result, Huntington no longer has the intent and did not repurchase any shares under the current authorization during the 2016 first quarter.
2014 Share Repurchase Program
During the three months ended March 31, 2015, Huntington repurchased a total of 4.9 million shares of common stock at a weighted average share price of $10.45, which completed our previous authorization.