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Zions Bancorporation Announces Successful Completion Of $126.2 Million Of Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock Offering

SALT LAKE CITY, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zions Bancorporation ("Zions" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: ZION) announced today that it successfully priced its offering of 5,048,846 depositary shares ( $126,221,150 aggregate liquidation preference) each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of Series H fixed rate non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock in an underwritten public transaction.  The dividend rate was determined through an online modified Dutch auction process administered by Zions Direct, Inc. ("Zions Direct").  The public offering price of each depositary share is equal to the liquidation preference per depositary share, or $25.00. The dividend rate is 5.75%.  Of the 5,048,846 depositary shares to be sold in this offering, 4,000,000 depositary shares ( $100,000,000 aggregate liquiditation preference) were sold pursuant to the auction, and 1,048,846 depositary shares ( $26,221,150 aggregate liquidation preference) were sold outside of the auction. Net of commissions and fees, the proceeds to the Company are expected to be approximately $123.1 million.

Zions intends to use the net cash proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include the redemption of certain securities.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., Macquarie Capital ( USA) Inc. and Zions Direct served as underwriters and joint book-running managers for the offering.  Zions Direct served as the auction service provider.

Zions is one of the nation's premier financial services companies, consisting of a collection of great banks in select Western U.S. markets. Zions operates its banking businesses under local management teams and community identities through nearly 500 offices in 10 Western and Southwestern states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. The company is a national leader in Small Business Administration lending and public finance advisory services. In addition, Zions is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial 100 indices.

The depositary shares will be issued pursuant to Zions' Registration Statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-173299) previously filed by Zions with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission"). The Registration Statement is effective. Copies of the applicable prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained when available by contacting Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Department, Harborside Financial Center, 100 Plaza One, Floor 2, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311-3988, telephone toll-free: 1-800-503-4611 or by email:, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, telephone toll-free: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316 or by email:, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., 787 Seventh Avenue, 4 th Floor, New York, NY 10019, Attention: Capital Markets or telephone: 1-800-966-1559,  Macquarie Capital ( USA) Inc., 125 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019, Attention: Prospectus Department, by email: or by telephone: 1-888‐268‐3937, or by visiting Zions Direct's auction website at, or by visiting EDGAR on the Commission's website at

This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy preferred stock or depositary shares of Zions or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

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