This excerpt taken from the C 10-Q filed Oct 31, 2008.
U.S. Department of the Treasury Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and FDIC Guarantee
Issuance of $25 Billion of Perpetual Preferred Stock and a Warrant to Purchase Common Stock under TARP On October 28, 2008, Citigroup raised $25 billion through the sale of non-voting perpetual preferred stock and a warrant to purchase common stock to the U.S. Department of the Treasury as part of the Treasury's previously announced Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Capital Purchase Program.
All of the proceeds will be treated as Tier 1 Capital for regulatory purposes. Taking this issuance into account, on a pro forma basis, at September 30, 2008, Citigroup's Tier 1 Capital ratio would have been approximately 10.4%.
The preferred stock will have an aggregate liquidation preference of $25 billion and an annual dividend rate of 5% for the first five years, and 9% thereafter. Dividends will be cumulative and payable quarterly. The warrant will have an exercise price of $17.85 and will be exercisable for 210,084,034 shares of common stock, which would be reduced by one-half if Citigroup raises an additional $25 billion through the issuance of Tier 1-qualifying perpetual preferred or common stock by December 31, 2009.
The issuance of the warrant will result in a conversion price reset of the $12.5 billion of 7% convertible preferred stock sold in private offerings in January 2008. See "Capital Resources" beginning on page 57 for a further discussion.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) will guarantee until June of 2012 some senior unsecured debt issued by certain Citigroup entities between October 14, 2008 and June 30, 2009, in amounts up to 125% of the qualifying debt for each entity under the terms of the plan. The FDIC will charge a 75bps fee for any new qualifying debt issued with the FDIC guarantee.
Impact on Citigroup's Credit Spreads
As a result of government actions and for other reasons, credit spreads on Citigroup's debt instruments have substantially narrowed since September 30, 2008. Although this may change before the end of the year, if Citigroup's credit spreads are substantially narrower at December 31, 2008 than at September 30, 2008, it could have a meaningful impact on the value of derivative instruments and those liabilities for which the Company has elected the fair value option. See "Derivatives" on page 40 and Note 17 on Fair Value on page 125 for a discussion on the impact of changes in credit spreads in the third quarter.