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Zions Bancorporation Announces Plans to Auction $50 Million to $100 Million of Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock Through

Zions Bancorporation Announces Plans to Auction $50 Million to $100 Million of
        Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock Through Zions Direct

PR Newswire

SALT LAKE CITY, April 26, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zions Bancorporation
(NASDAQ:ZION) ("Zions") today announced its plans to offer 2,000,000
depositary shares ($50,000,000 aggregate liquidation preference) to 4,000,000
depositary shares ($100,000,000 aggregate liquidation preference) each
representing a 1/40th interest in a share of Series H fixed rate
non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock pursuant to a prospectus supplement
dated April 22, 2013 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. During the auction period,
potential bidders will be able to place bids for the dividend rate for the
depositary shares at or above a minimum dividend rate of 5.75% per depositary
share (in increments of 0.05%) and up to and including the maximum dividend
rate of 6.15% per depositary share. Zions initially announced this offering
on April 22, 2013. The dividend rate, allocation and amount of depositary
shares to be sold 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., Keefe,
Bruyette & Woods, Inc., Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. and Zions Direct are
serving as underwriters and joint book-running managers for the offering.

The auction is expected to open on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9:00am Eastern
Time and close on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 2:30pm Eastern Time.

Zions intends to use the net cash proceeds from this offering for general
corporate purposes, which may include the redemption of certain securities.

As announced on March 14, 2013, in connection with the Federal Reserve Board's
review of Zions' 2013 Capital Plan under its 2013 Capital Review Plan, the
Federal Reserve Board did not object to key capital actions relating to the
reduction of the cost and quantity of non-common capital. Specifically, among
other things, the Federal Reserve Board did not object to the issuance by
Zions of up to $600 million in additional non-cumulative perpetual preferred
stock (which $600 million includes the $171.8 million of depositary shares
representing shares of Series G Fixed/Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual
Preferred Stock issued in February 2013).

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.

Zions has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC
for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you
should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents
Zions has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Zions and
this offering. 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, Keefe,
Bruyette & Woods, Inc., 787 Seventh Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019,
Attention: Capital Markets or telephone: 1-800-966-1559, Macquarie Capital
(USA) Inc., 125 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019, Attention: Prospectus
Department, by email: us.prospectus@macquarie.com or by telephone:
1-888‐268‐3937, 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, (801) 844-7637