Zions Bancorporation Announces Plans to Auction $200 Million of Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock Through Zions Direct

Zions Bancorporation Announces Plans to Auction $200 Million of Non-Cumulative
                Perpetual Preferred Stock Through Zions Direct

PR Newswire

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 28, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:
ZION) ("Zions" or "the Company") today announced its plans to offer 8,000,000
depositary shares each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of Series G
fixed/floating rate non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock pursuant to a
previously filed prospectus supplement to its prospectus dated April 4, 2011.
The public offering price of each depositary share will be equal to the
liquidation preference per depositary share, or $25.00. The dividend rate and
the allocation of the depositary shares in this offering will be determined by
an online auction process facilitated by Zions Direct, Inc. ("Zions Direct"),
as auction service provider. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs &
Co. and Zions Direct are serving as underwriters and joint book-running
managers for the offering.

The auction is expected to open on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 9:30am
Eastern Time and close on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 3:00pm Eastern Time.

Zions intends to use the net cash proceeds from this offering for general
corporate purposes.

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:
prospectus.cpdg@db.com, 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: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com, or by
visiting Zions Direct's auction website at www.zionsdirect.com, or by visiting
EDGAR on the Commission's website at www.sec.gov.

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.

This press release contains statements that relate to the projected or modeled
performance or condition of Zions and elements of or affecting such
performance or condition, including statements with respect to forecasts,
opportunities, models, illustrations, scenarios, beliefs, plans, objectives,
goals, guidance, expectations, anticipations or estimates, and similar
matters. These statements constitute forward-looking information within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Actual facts,
determinations, results or achievements may differ materially from the
statements provided in this presentation since such statements involve
significant known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Factors that might
cause such differences include, but are not limited to: competitive pressures
among financial institutions; economic, market and business conditions, either
nationally, internationally, or locally in areas in which Zions conducts its
operations, being less favorable than expected; changes in the interest rate
environment reducing expected interest margins; changes in debt, equity and
securities markets; adverse legislation or regulatory changes and/or
determinations; and other factors described in Zions' most recent annual and
quarterly reports. In addition, the statements contained in this presentation
are based on facts and circumstances as understood by management of the
company on the date of this press release, which may change in the future.
Except as required by law, Zions disclaims any obligation to update any
statements or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the
forward-looking statements included herein to reflect future events,
developments, determinations or understandings.

SOURCE Zions Bancorporation

Website: http://www.zionsbancorporation.com
Contact: James Abbott, +1-801-844-7637