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March 27, 2014

Fed Rejects Capital Plans of Citi, Four Others

“The Federal Reserve Board denied Citigroup Inc.’s capital plan on Wednesday, saying it had failed to make sufficient improvements to a number of deficiencies in its capital planning processes.

“Citi was one of five firms to have its capital plan rejected by the central bank as part of the Fed’s annual stress test exercise known as the Comprehensive Capital Analysis Review, or CCAR. Four banks — HSBC North America, RBS Citizens Financial, Santander and Citi — were rejected for “qualitative” reasons, while Zions Bancorp. failed to meet the Fed’s minimum Tier 1 common capital ratio under a hypothetical severely adverse economic scenario.

“The five firms will have up to 90 days to resubmit their capital plans, but can request additional time if needed.

“The 25 other firms that were part of the stress test, which evaluates the individual capital plans of the 30 largest institutions, had their capital plans approved.”

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