This excerpt taken from the FULT 10-K filed Mar 16, 2005.
As of December 31, 2004, the Corporation had 125.7 million shares of $2.50 par value common stock outstanding held by 45,440 shareholders. The common stock of the Corporation is traded on the national market system of the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System (NASDAQ) under the symbol FULT.
The following table presents the quarterly high and low prices of the Corporations common stock and per-share cash dividends declared for each of the quarterly periods in 2004 and 2003. Per-share amounts have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the effect of stock dividends.
On June 15, 2004 the Board of Directors approved a stock repurchase plan to repurchase up to 4.0 million shares through December 31, 2004. As of November 30, 2004, the Corporation repurchased approximately 2.5 million of these shares leaving approximately 1.5 million shares still available for repurchase. On December 21, 2004 the Board of Directors approved an extension of the program through June 30, 2005, and increased the total number of shares that could be repurchased to 4.0 million. As of December 31, 2004, no additional shares were repurchased subsequent to the extension of the program. No stock repurchases were made outside publicly announced plans and all were made under the guidelines of Rule 10b-18 and in compliance with Regulation M. The following table presents information related to shares repurchased during the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2004: