Commitment to Maintain a Tier 1 Leverage Ratio of At Least 15% and Other Application Commitments Released
DETROIT, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) today announced that the Federal Reserve has released Ally Bank from the capital, liquidity, and business plan commitments that had been made in connection with its application for membership in the Federal Reserve System, including the commitment to maintain a Tier 1 leverage ratio of at least 15%. Ally Bank may now manage its capital and liquidity subject to applicable regulatory requirements and, as a result, is expected to distribute a dividend of approximately $2.9 billion to Ally Financial Inc. during the third quarter of 2017.
"The release of these application commitments is a significant milestone for the company," said Ally Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Brown. "This development completes the process of normalizing our regulatory framework, allowing us to optimize our capital and funding structure on a level playing field with other banks, and is a critical step in ensuring we remain on track for delivering on our financial and strategic objectives."
About Ally Financial Inc.
Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. Ally's legacy dates back to 1919, and the company was redesigned in 2009 with a distinctive brand, innovative approach and relentless focus on its customers. Ally has an award-winning online bank (Ally Bank Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.
The company had approximately $164.3 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017. For more information, visit the Ally press room at http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @AllyFinancial.
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