We are offering 4,600,000 shares of our 6.75% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A, $25 liquidation preference per share (the ‘‘Series A Preferred Stock’’).
Dividends on the Series A Preferred Stock when, as and if declared by our Board of Directors or a duly authorized committee of the Board will accrue and be payable on the liquidation preference amount, on a non-cumulative basis, quarterly in arrears on the 15th day of March, June, September and December of each year (each, a ‘‘dividend payment date’’), commencing on September 15, 2013, at an annual rate of 6.75%.
Dividends on the Series A Preferred Stock are not cumulative. Accordingly, in the event dividends are not declared on the Series A Preferred Stock for payment on any dividend payment date, then those dividends will not accumulate and will not be payable. If we have not declared a dividend before the dividend payment date for any dividend period, we will have no obligation to pay dividends for that dividend period, whether or not dividends on the Series A Preferred Stock are declared for any future dividend period.
So long as any Series A Preferred Stock remain outstanding, no dividend shall be paid or declared on our common stock or any of our other securities ranking junior to the Series A Preferred Stock (other than a dividend payable solely in common stock or in such other junior securities), unless the full dividends for the latest completed dividend period on all outstanding Series A Preferred Stock and any parity stock have been declared and paid or provided for.
The Series A Preferred Stock is not redeemable prior to June 10, 2018. On and after that date, the Series A Preferred Stock will be redeemable at our option, for cash, in whole or in part, at a redemption price of $25 per share of Series A Preferred Stock, plus any declared and unpaid dividends on the shares of Series A Preferred Stock called for redemption for prior dividend periods, if any, plus accrued but unpaid dividends (whether or not declared) thereon for the then-current dividend period, to, but excluding, the date of redemption, without accumulation of any other undeclared dividends. See ‘‘Description of the Series A Preferred Stock—Redemption’’ in this prospectus supplement.