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KeyCorp Announces Plan To Increase Common Stock Dividend And Share Repurchase Program

No Objection from Federal Reserve to Company's CCAR Capital Plan; Plan reflects meaningful increase in shareholder payout

Company Release - 6/28/2018 4:40 PM ET

CLEVELAND, June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) announced its 2018 Capital Plan, which was submitted as part of the Federal Reserve's Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review.  The Federal Reserve indicated it had no objection to the Company's plan, which includes:

  • A common share repurchase program of up to $1.225 billion
  • A 42% increase in the quarterly common share dividend from $0.12 per share up to $0.17 per share

KeyCorp's Board of Directors will consider the potential dividend increase for the third quarter of 2018. Share repurchases under the capital plan have been authorized by KeyCorp's Board of Directors and include repurchases to offset issuances of common shares under Key's employee compensation plans. KeyCorp intends to repurchase its common shares in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions over a four-quarter time period. The Company anticipates repurchasing common shares under the 2018 capital plan through June 30, 2019. The reacquired shares will be held as treasury shares and may be reissued for various corporate purposes.

"KeyCorp's capital plan for the year ahead demonstrates our discipline and commitment to return capital to our shareholders with a meaningful increase in payout as we move toward our long-term targets," said Beth Mooney, Chairman and CEO, KeyCorp.  "Included within the plan is a significant 42% increase in the quarterly common share dividend, to $0.17 per share, and a 53% increase in our common share repurchase authorization. With improved profitability and broad-based business growth, we are well positioned and look forward to continue building value for our shareholders."

About Key

KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York.  Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $137.0 billion at March 31, 2018.  Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, and investment services to individuals and businesses under the name of KeyBank National Association through a network of approximately 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications, and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about Key's capital actions. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "plan," "potential," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," or "estimate." Forward-looking statements represent management's current expectations regarding future events. If underlying assumptions prove to be inaccurate or unknown risks arise, actual results could vary materially from these expectations. Factors that could cause Key's actual results to differ from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in KeyCorp's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, as well as in KeyCorp's subsequent SEC filings, all of which have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and are available on Key's website (www.key.com/ir) and on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website (www.sec.gov).  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and Key does not undertake any obligation to update the forward-looking statements to reflect new information or future events.   


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