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Popular, Inc. Declares Dividends on Preferred Stock, Announces Distribution on Trust Preferred Securities

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Popular, Inc. Declares Dividends on Preferred Stock, Announces Distribution on Trust Preferred Securities13:52 EST Wednesday, December 05, 2012 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Business Wire) -- Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP) announced today that it has declared the following monthly cash dividends on its outstanding shares of Non-cumulative Monthly Income Preferred Stock: a monthly cash dividend of $0.1328125 per share of 6.375% Non-cumulative Monthly Income Preferred Stock, 2003 Series A, payable on December 31, 2012 to holders of record as of December 15, 2012; and a monthly cash dividend of $0.171875 per share of 8.25% Non-cumulative Monthly Income Preferred Stock, Series B, payable on December 31, 2012 to holders of record as of December 15, 2012. The Corporation also announced the declaration of the following monthly distributions on its outstanding Trust Preferred Securities: a monthly distribution of $0.13958333 per security of 6.70% Cumulative Monthly Income Trust Preferred Securities issued by Popular Capital Trust I, payable on January 2, 2013 to holders of record as of December 15, 2012; and a monthly distribution of $0.127604 per security of 6.125% Cumulative Monthly Income Trust Preferred Securities issued by Popular Capital Trust II, payable on January 2, 2013 to holders of record as of December 15, 2012. Founded in 1893, Popular, Inc. is the leading banking institution by both assets and deposits in Puerto Rico and ranks 36th by assets among U.S. banks. In the United States, Popular has established a community-banking franchise providing a broad range of financial services and products with branches in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Florida and California. Popular, Inc.Investor Relations:Jorge A. Junquera, 787-754-1685Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice PresidentorMedia Relations:Teruca Rullán, 787-281-5170 or 917-679-3596 (mobile)Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications