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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K)

Form 8-K
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 22, 2020 (January 21, 2020)

 

CIT GROUP INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

001-31369

 

65-1051192

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

11 W. 42nd Street

New York, New York 10036

(Address of registrant’s principal executive office)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 461-5200

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

 

CIT

 

New York Stock Exchange

5.625% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series B, par value $0.01 per share

 

CITPRB

 

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). 

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

 

 


Section 8 – Other Events

Item 8.01. Other Events.

Common Stock and Preferred Stock Dividends

On January 22, 2020, CIT Group Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) declared a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.35 per common share, payable on February 21, 2020 to common shareholders of record as of February 7, 2020. The Board also declared a quarterly dividend on the Series B preferred stock of $0.4765625 per share payable on March 16, 2020 to preferred shareholders of record as of February 28, 2020. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is being filed herewith:

         
 

99.1

   

Press Release of CIT Group Inc., dated January 22, 2020, announcing its quarterly dividends on its common stock and its Series B preferred stock.

         
 

104

   

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

Forward-Looking Statements

This Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable federal securities laws that are based upon our current expectations and assumptions concerning future events, which are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. The words “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “initiative,” “objective,” “plan,” “goal,” “project,” “outlook,” “priorities,” “target,” “intend,” “evaluate,” “pursue,” “commence,” “seek,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” or the negative of any of those words or similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements. All statements contained in this Form 8-K, other than statements of historical fact, including without limitation, statements about our plans, strategies, prospects and expectations regarding future events and our financial performance, are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. In particular, any projections or expectations regarding the acquisition by CIT Bank of Mutual of Omaha Bank, our future revenues, expenses, earnings, capital expenditures, deposits or stock price, as well as the assumptions on which such expectations are based, are such forward-looking statements reflecting only our current judgment and are not guarantees of future performance or results. While these statements represent our current judgment on what the future may hold, and we believe these judgments are reasonable, these statements are not guarantees of any events or financial results, and our actual results may differ materially. Important factors that could cause our actual results to be materially different from our expectations include, among others, the risk that: (i) CIT is unsuccessful in implementing its strategy and business plan, including planned or potential acquisitions or divestitures; (ii) CIT is unable to react to and address key business and regulatory issues; (iii) CIT is unable to achieve the projected revenue growth from its new business initiatives or the projected expense reductions from efficiency improvements; (iv) CIT becomes subject to liquidity constraints and higher funding costs; (v) the parties to a transaction do not obtain regulatory or other approvals or satisfy closing conditions to the transaction on a timely basis, or at all, or approvals are subject to conditions that are not anticipated; (vi) CIT Bank experiences difficulties and delays in integrating CIT Bank’s and Mutual of Omaha Bank’s respective businesses or fully realizing cost savings and other benefits; or (vii) changes in asset quality and credit risk, interest rates and capital markets or other economic conditions. We further describe these and other risks that could affect our results in Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” of our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this Form 8-K. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which the statements were made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, except where expressly required by law.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

CIT GROUP INC.

(Registrant)

     

By:

 

/s/ John Fawcett

 

John Fawcett

 

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Dated: January 22, 2020

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EX-99.1)

EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

LOGO     

CIT Declares Dividends

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2020 — CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.35 per common share on its outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable on Feb. 21, 2020 to common shareholders of record as of Feb. 7, 2020.

CIT’s board also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.4765625 per share on outstanding Series B preferred stock payable on March 16, 2020 to Series B preferred shareholders of record as of Feb. 28, 2020.

About CIT:

CIT is a leading national bank focused on empowering businesses and personal savers with the financial agility to navigate their goals. CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with over a century of experience and operates a principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A. (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender). The company’s commercial banking segment includes commercial financing, community association banking, middle market banking, equipment and vendor financing, factoring, railcar financing, treasury and payments services, and capital markets and asset management. CIT’s consumer banking segment includes a national direct bank and regional branch network. Discover more at cit.com/about.

Contacts

 

MEDIA RELATIONS:

   INVESTOR RELATIONS:   

Gina Proia

   Barbara Callahan   

212-771-6008

   973-740-5058   

[email protected]

   [email protected]   
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