At the Annual Meeting, the number of authorized shares was increased from 350mm to 500mm, for "future stock splits, stock dividends, aquisitions, or issuance upon exercise of stock options or to raise additional capital in public or private sales" (quotations from Proxy Statement). Also in Proxy is a line about the 1995 Executive Stock Plan - read it. The final award will be granted when the stock reaches $91.10/share. Kinda doubt those participants will get 150mm shares of stock. So look for a stock split after the stock goes over $91. Has STI ever traded at those prices? Could be something else..