TARP's Dividend Skippers
University of St. Thomas
University of Louisiana at Lafayette - College of Business Administration
November 24, 2010
Most of the banks receiving capital injections from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) issued preferred stock to taxpayers. This paper looks at the factors that affect publicly traded banks’ ability to pay the scheduled TARP preferred stock dividends. Smaller banks with weaker capital ratios and more problem loans are significantly more likely to suspend payments of their bailout dividends.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30
Keywords: bailout, banking, Capital Purchase Program, dividends, Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, hybrid securities, preferred stock, Small Business Lending Fund, trust preferred, TRUPS, TARP
JEL Classification: G21, G28, G38
Date posted: August 9, 2010 ; Last revised: November 28, 2010
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