Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today that the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) has not objected to the Company’s 2013 Capital Plan under the recently concluded Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) of the nation’s largest banks.
The Company confirmed that its 2013 Capital Plan includes a proposed dividend rate of $0.30 per share for the second quarter of 2013, subject to consideration and approval by its Board of Directors at its regularly scheduled meeting in April. The plan also includes a proposed increase in common stock repurchase activity for 2013 compared with 2012.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to reward our shareholders with increased distributions for 2013,” said Chairman and CEO John Stumpf. “Today’s decision by the Federal Reserve Board not to object to our 2013 Capital Plan allows us to further increase our common stock dividend in 2013 and to undertake repurchase activity to return more capital to our shareholders. Our ability to do this is a testament to our diversified business model, which has allowed us to serve more customers and continue to grow capital while at the same time generating record earnings and providing our shareholders with more return on their investment.”
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2012 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.