Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Stockholders' Equity Note [Abstract]  
Preferred Stock issued and outstanding
In 2008, Huntington issued 569,000 shares of 8.50% Series A Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock (Series A Preferred Stock) with a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share. Each share of the Series A Preferred Stock is non-voting and may be converted at any time, at the option of the holder, into 83.668 shares of common stock of Huntington, which represents an approximate initial conversion price of $11.95 per share of common stock. Since April 15, 2013, at the option of Huntington, the Series A Preferred Stock is subject to mandatory conversion into Huntington’s common stock at the prevailing conversion rate if the closing price of Huntington’s common stock exceeds 130% of the conversion price for 20 trading days during any 30 consecutive trading-day period. At the option of the holder, one share was converted to common stock during the fourth quarter of 2015.
In 2011, Huntington issued $36 million par value Floating Rate Series B Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock with a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share (the Series B Preferred Stock) and, in certain cases, an additional amount of cash consideration, in exchange for $36 million of (1) Huntington Capital I Floating Rate Capital Securities, (2) Huntington Capital II Floating Rate Capital Securities, (3) Sky Financial Capital Trust III Floating Rate Capital Securities and (4) Sky Financial Capital Trust IV Floating Rate Capital Securities.
As part of the exchange offer, Huntington issued depositary shares. Each depositary share represents a 1/40th ownership interest in a share of the Series B Preferred Stock. Each holder of a depositary share will be entitled, in proportion to the applicable fraction of a share of Series B Preferred Stock and all the related rights and preferences. Huntington will pay dividends on the Series B Preferred Stock at a floating rate equal to three-month LIBOR plus a spread of 2.70%. The preferred stock was recorded at the par amount of $36 million, with the difference between par amount of the shares and their fair value of $24 million recorded as a discount.
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.
During 2015, Huntington repurchased a total of 23.0 million shares of common stock at a weighted average price of $10.93. Huntington has the ability to repurchase up to $166 million of additional common stock through the second quarter of 2016.
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 to repurchase shares under the current authorization.
2014 Share Repurchase Program
During 2014, Huntington repurchased a total of 35.7 million shares of common stock at a weighted average price of $9.37.