DALLAS, June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Santander Holdings USA, Inc. ("SHUSA"), the parent company of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC) ("SC" or "the Company"), announced that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ("Federal Reserve") did not object to the planned capital actions described in SHUSA's 2018 Capital Plan.
The SC portion of the SHUSA capital plan includes:
- An increase in the quarterly common stock dividend from $0.05 per share to $0.20 per share, beginning in the third quarter of 2018;
- Authorization to repurchase $200 million of outstanding common stock between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.
The timing and amount of any capital actions will depend on various factors, including the business plans and financial performance of both SC and SHUSA, as well as market conditions, and any SC capital distribution is subject to approval of the Company's and SHUSA's respective boards of directors.
Juan Carlos Alvarez, SC's Chief Financial Officer said, "We are very pleased with our parent company's results today. This is evidence of the progress we are making and we look forward to continuing to work toward a more efficient capital base."
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About Santander Consumer USA
Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC) ("SC") is a full-service, consumer finance company focused on vehicle finance, third-party servicing and delivering superior service to our more than 2.7 million customers across the full credit spectrum. The company, which began originating retail installment contracts in 1997, has an average managed asset portfolio of approximately $48 billion (as of March 31, 2018), and is headquartered in Dallas. (www.santanderconsumerusa.com)