No toxic assets; little(and forced) government infusion;only regional not to cut dividend; consistent profitability; conservative and competent management.
-->On your other point, can you provide evidence that there are penalties for early repayment? I'm not aware that the Treasury has such a penalty.
"Senior Preferred may not be redeemed for a period of three years from the date of this investment, except with the proceeds from a Qualified Equity Offering (as defined below) which results in aggregate gross proceeds to the QFI of not less than 25% of the issue price of the Senior Preferred. After the third anniversary of the date of this investment, the Senior Preferred may be redeemed, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, at the option of the QFI."
It's really not very hard to do your own research. Of course, people are adverse to doing so when the results will conflict with their preconceived notions.
-->Because of principles and doing what is right for your country?
I believe the country has asked the banks to loan the monies out and, if I'm not mistaken, that's exactly what BB&T has done. If doing what your country has asked is not "right for your country" I don't know what is. It's like the soldier who goes to war. He may not agree with all the reasons for the warbut he does what his country has asked of him.
"I don't have political opinions" Its political opinions that have us where we are now, and those like you who fail to try and keep govt from screwing us even more all the time. You cant split politics away from financial