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Regions reports $1 billion full year 2015 net income available to common shareholders from continuing operations; results reflect strong loan and revenue growth

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - January 15, 2016 - Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) today announced earnings for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015. For the fourth quarter, the company reported net income available to common shareholders from continuing operations of $272 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.21, an increase of 40 percent over fourth quarter 2014. For the full year 2015, Regions reported net income available to common shareholders from continuing operations of $1 billion and earnings per diluted share of $0.76. Total capital returned to shareholders was $925 million, which included $621 million of share repurchases and $304 million in dividends, bringing the total shareholder payout to 93 percent of net income available to common shareholders.

"Throughout 2015 we made select investments to diversify our business and meet more customer needs, and this quarter's results demonstrate that those investments are creating value," said Grayson Hall, chairman president and CEO. "We increased revenue by delivering growth in loans, deposits and customer accounts. As we start 2016, we believe Regions is positioned well with a continued focus on our strategic objectives to grow and diversify revenue, manage expenses and effectively deploy capital."

SUMMARY OF FOURTH QUARTER 2015 RESULTS:
 
 
Quarter Ended
($ amounts in millions, except per share data)
 
12/31/2015
 
9/30/2015
 
12/31/2014
Income from continuing operations (A)
 
$
288

 
$
262

 
$
219

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax
 
(3
)
 
(4
)
 
(3
)
Net income
 
285

 
258

 
216

Preferred dividends (B)
 
16

 
16

 
16

Net income available to common shareholders
 
$
269

 
$
242

 
$
200

Net income from continuing operations available to common
shareholders (A) – (B)
 
$
272

 
$
246

 
$
203

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted earnings per common share from continuing operations:
 
$
0.21

 
$
0.19

 
$
0.15

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted earnings per common share:
 
$
0.21

 
$
0.18

 
$
0.15

 
 
 
 
 
 
 



The following information was filed by Regions Financial Corp (RF) on Friday, January 15, 2016 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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