JPMorgan Chase to Raise $5 Billion in Common Equity to Satisfy a Supervisory Condition for Tarp Repayment Requiring Demonstrated Access to Equity Capital Markets
The Company Expects To Have Tier One Capital Of Approximately $118 Billion Or 9.3% And Tier One Common Of Approximately $93 Billion Or 7.3% At The End Of The Second Quarter
The Company Believes That It Has Met All Conditions And Will Fully Redeem The $25 Billion Of Tarp Preferred Capital Before The End Of June
New York.- JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) announced today that it intends to raise $5 billion in common equity to satisfy a supervisory condition that the largest bank holding companies redeeming TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) preferred capital demonstrate access to the equity capital markets. While approval has not been granted, the company believes that upon completion of this capital raise it will have satisfied the criteria for fully redeeming the TARP preferred capital and expects to do so before the end of June.
JPMorgan Chase expects to have Tier One Capital of approximately $118 billion or 9.3% and Tier One Common of approximately $93 billion or 7.3% at the end of the second quarter, after the capital raise and the TARP preferred capital redemption. The company also expects to maintain its extremely strong capital ratios, even in the event of a more highly stressed environment over the next two years.
JPMorgan Chase believes that redeeming the TARP preferred capital is in the best interests of the country and the company, and that these funds can be used by the Government for other critical purposes. JPMorgan Chase also reaffirms its commitment to continued robust lending to consumers, small businesses, non-profits, municipalities, corporations and others.
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