Today, the Federal Reserve Board released certain disclosures related to the second round of bank stress tests, and indicated that it is extending, through March 31, 2021, the time period for notifying Citigroup whether the Board will recalculate Citigroup’s Stress Capital Buffer requirement. The Board also authorized Citi to take certain capital actions during the first quarter of 2021, provided those actions do not exceed the average amount of the firm’s net income over four preceding calendar quarters.
Michael Corbat, Citi CEO, said, “The latest CCAR results further demonstrate Citi’s resiliency even in times of uncertainty. Throughout this crisis, we have continuously supported our customers, clients and communities while maintaining strong capital and liquidity positions. Citi is committed to continuing to play an active role in supporting the economic recovery. At the same time, we will continue our planned capital actions through the remaining quarters of the 2020 CCAR cycle (i.e., 1Q 2021 through 3Q 2021), which include quarterly common dividends of $0.51 per share, and it is our intention to resume repurchases during that timeframe as well, subject to financial conditions, any future changes to the Stress Capital Buffer and approval from Citi’s Board of Directors. We are pleased to have the opportunity to consider the full range of capital actions as we enter 2021.”
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