AMENDED AND RESTATED
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
OF
ROYAL BANCSHARES OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

1.

 

The name of the corporation is: Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc.

 

2.

 

The address of this corporation’s initial registered office in this Commonwealth is 732 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072, Montgomery County.

 

3.

 

The corporation is incorporated under the provisions of the Business Corporation Law of 1988.

 

4.

 

The aggregate number of shares authorized is: 23,500,000.

     The corporation shall have authority to issue (i) twenty-three million (23,000,000) shares of Common Stock consisting of (a) twenty million (20,000,000) shares of Class A Common Stock, par value $2.00 per share, and (b) three million (3,000,000) shares of Class B Common Stock, par value $0.10 per share and (ii) five hundred thousand (500,000) shares of preferred stock, having such par value as the Board of Directors shall fix and determine (the “Preferred Stock”). The Preferred Stock may be issued from time to time as a class without series or, if so determined by the Board of Directors of the corporation, either in whole or in part, in one or more series. There is hereby expressly granted to and vested in the Board of Directors of the corporation authority to fix and determine (except as fixed and determined herein), by resolution, the par value, voting powers, full or limited, or no voting powers, and such designations, preferences and relative, participating, optional or other special rights, if any, and the qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof, if any, including specifically, but not limited to, the dividend rights, conversion rights, redemption rights and liquidation preferences, if any, of any wholly unissued series of Preferred Stock (or the entire class of Preferred Stock if none of such shares have been issued), the number of shares constituting any such series and the terms and conditions of the issue thereof. Prior to the issuance of any shares of Preferred Stock, a statement setting forth a copy of each such resolution or resolutions and the number of shares of Preferred Stock of each such class or series shall be executed and filed in accordance with the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law. Unless otherwise provided in any such resolution or resolutions, the number of shares of capital stock of any such class or series so set forth in such resolution or resolutions may thereafter be increased or decreased (but not below the number of shares then outstanding), by a statement likewise executed and filed setting forth a statement that a specified increase or decrease therein had been authorized and directed by a resolution or resolutions likewise adopted by the Board of Directors of the corporation. In case the number of such shares shall be decreased, the number of shares so specified in the statement shall resume the status they had prior to the adoption of the first resolution or resolutions. Such Class B Common Stock shall have the following special voting rights, preferences, limitations and other special rights:

          (A) The holders of the Class B Common Stock are entitled to receive cash dividends to the same extent, if any, as may be declared for holders of Class A Common Stock when, as and if declared by the Board of Directors, out of funds legally available therefor;

          (B) Each holder of Class B Common Stock is entitled to ten (10) votes for each share of stock held by him, while each holder of Class A Common Stock is entitled to one (1) vote for each share of stock held by him, on all matters presented to the shareholders. All other voting rights of the Class B Common Stock (other than the number of votes per share) shall be identical in all respects to those of the Class A Common Stock. In each election of directors, each holder of Class A Common Stock or Class B Common Stock has the right, in person or by proxy, to multiply the number of votes to which he may be entitled by the total number of directors to be elected in the same election, and he may cast the whole number of such votes for one candidate or he may distribute them among any two or more candidates;

          (C) In the event of any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the corporation, whether voluntary or involuntary, holders of Class B Common Stock are entitled to share ratably in all remaining assets of the corporation together with the holders of the Class A Common Stock; this provision however shall not be deemed to require the distribution of assets among the holders of the Common Stock in the event of a consolidation, merger, lease or sale which does not result in the liquidation or winding up of the enterprise;

          (D) The holders of shares of Class B Common Stock may transfer (either by gift, sale, exchange or otherwise) such shares only to their immediate family members. For purposes of this provision, the term “immediate family members” shall mean grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, spouse, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, sister and brother. The recipient of any such transfer of shares of Class B Common Stock shall likewise be subject to the restrictions on transfer contained in this paragraph (D); and

          (E) The holders of shares of Class B Common Stock shall have the right, at their option, to convert such shares into Class A Common Stock at any time or from time to time on the following terms and conditions:

               (I) The shares of Class B Common Stock shall be convertible at the office of the transfer agent for the Class B Common Stock, or at the principal office of the corporation, into fully paid and non-assessable shares of Class A Common Stock at the conversion rate in effect at the time of conversion. The rate at which shares of Class A Common Stock shall be issued upon any such conversion (herein called the “conversion rate”) shall be 1.15 shares of Class A Common Stock for each share of Class B Common Stock; provided, however, that if the application of the conversion rate to the aggregate number of shares of Class B Common Stock surrendered by a single holder of record in a single transaction would result in a fraction, then the next lower whole number of shares of Class A Common Stock shall be issuable upon such conversion. Such conversion rate shall be subject to adjustment from time to time in certain instances as hereinafter provided. The corporation shall make no payment or adjustment on account of any dividends accrued on the shares of the Class B Common Stock surrendered for conversion or on account of any dividends accrued on the Class A Common Stock issuable upon such conversion, or on account of the rounding down to the next lower full share of the number of shares issuable upon such conversion.

               (II) In order to convert shares of Class B Common Stock into Class A Common Stock, the record holder of such shares shall surrender the certificate or certificates therefor, duly endorsed or accompanied by duly executed stock powers, at the office of said transfer agent or at the principal office of the corporation, and shall give written notice to the corporation at the office to which such surrender is made that such holder elects to convert the same or a specified part thereof and shall state in such notice the name or names in which such holder wishes the certificate or certificates for the Class A Common Stock issuable upon such conversion to be issued. The corporation shall, as soon as practicable thereafter, issue and deliver at said office to such holder, or to such holder’s transferees or nominees, certificates for the number of full shares of Class A Common Stock to which such holder is entitled as aforesaid and, in the case of a partial conversion of the shares of Class B Common Stock for which certificates have been surrendered, a new certificate registered in the name of such holder, transferees or nominees for such unconverted shares of Class B Common Stock. Shares of Class B Common Stock shall be deemed to have been converted as of the close of business on the date when the surrender of the certificates therefor and the giving of notice as required above has been completed, and the person or persons entitled to receive the Class A Common Stock issuable upon such conversion shall be treated for all purposes as the record holder or holders of such Class A Common Stock at and after such time.

               (III) If and whenever the corporation shall distribute any shares of Class A Common Stock or Convertible Assets as a dividend, then upon each such distribution the conversion rate in effect immediately prior to such distribution shall be adjusted by multiplying such conversion rate by a fraction the numerator of which is the number of shares of Class A Common Stock outstanding after distributing such newly issued shares or issuable upon the conversion of all such Convertible Assets and the denominator of which is the number of shares of Class A Common Stock outstanding and issuable upon the conversion of all Convertible Assets immediately before such distribution. The product of such multiplication shall be the conversion rate applicable to the Class B Common Stock immediately after such distribution. The term “Convertible Assets” shall mean any stock, security, option, right, obligation or other property of whatsoever nature, including but not limited to the Class B Common Stock, which by its terms entitles its holder to acquire shares of Class A Common Stock, but shall not include any stock options then issued or which may be issued to directors, officers or employees of the corporation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the corporation distributes a stock dividend on both the Class A Common Stock and the Class B Common Stock at the same rate (e.g., one-tenth (1/10th) of one share of Class A Common Stock for each share of Class A Common Stock issued and outstanding and one-tenth (1/10th) of one share of Class B Common Stock for each share of Class B Common Stock issued and outstanding) or the corporation distributes Convertible Assets as a dividend upon both the Class A Common Stock and the Class B Common Stock at the same rate, then this subparagraph (III) shall not apply.

               (IV) In the case of any capital reorganization or reclassification of the capital stock of the corporation by stock split, reverse split, a combination or otherwise, or in the case of the consolidation or merger of the corporation with or into another corporation (or the conveyance of all or substantially all of the assets of the corporation to another corporation), the shares of Class B Common Stock (or of the stock or other securities, if any, into which shares of Class B Common Stock shall have been converted or for which they shall have been exchanged in such reorganization, reclassification, consolidation, merger or conveyance) shall thereafter be convertible into the number of shares or other securities or property to which a holder of the number of shares of Class A Common Stock of the corporation issuable upon conversion of such shares of Class B Common Stock on the effective date of such reorganization, reclassification, consolidation, merger or conveyance would have been entitled therein; and, in any such case, appropriate adjustment shall be made in the application of the provisions herein set forth with respect to the rights and interests thereafter of the holders of Class B Common Stock to the end that the provisions set forth herein (including provisions with respect to changes in and other adjustments of the conversion rate) shall thereafter be applicable, as nearly as reasonably may be, in relation to any shares of stock or other property thereafter issuable upon the conversion of shares of Class B Common Stock.

               (V) No adjustment in the conversion rate shall be required unless such adjustment would require an increase or decrease in such rate of at least one-twentieth (1/20th) of a share; provided, however, that any adjustments which by reason of this subparagraph (V) are not required to be made shall be carried forward and taken into account in any subsequent adjustment.

               (VI) Whenever the conversion rate is adjusted as herein provided, the treasurer of the corporation shall compute the adjusted conversion rate in accordance with this Article 4(E) and shall prepare a certificate setting forth such adjusted conversion rate and showing in reasonable detail the facts upon which such adjustment was based, and such certificate shall forthwith be filed with the transfer agent, if any, for the Class B Common Stock. Notice of such adjustment shall be mailed by the corporation to each holder of record of shares of Class B Common Stock as promptly as practicable.

               (VII) In case:

                    (a) The corporation shall declare a dividend (or any other distribution) payable upon its capital stock otherwise than in cash or in its capital stock;

                    (b) The corporation shall authorize the granting to any person of rights to subscribe for or purchase any shares of stock of any class, except stock options which may be issued to directors, officers or employees of the corporation;

                    (c) Of any capital reorganization of the corporation, reclassification of the capital stock of the corporation, consolidation or merger of the corporation with or into another corporation, or conveyance of all or substantially all of the assets of the corporation to another corporation; or

                    (d) Of the voluntary or involuntary dissolution, liquidation or winding up of the corporation;

          then, and in each such case, the corporation shall cause to be mailed to the transfer agent, if any, for the Class B Common Stock and to the holders of record of the outstanding shares of Class B Common Stock, at least twenty (20) days prior to the appropriate date referred to in this subparagraph (VII), a notice stating (i) the date on which a record is to be taken for the purpose of such dividend, distribution or granting of rights, or, if a record is not to be taken, the date as of which the holders of Class A Common Stock of record to be entitled to such dividend, distribution or rights shall be determined, or, (ii) the date on which such reclassification, reorganization, consolidation, merger, conveyance, dissolution, liquidation or winding up shall take place, and the date, if any is to be fixed, as which holders of Class A Common Stock of record shall be entitled to exchange their shares of Class A Common Stock for securities or other property deliverable upon such reclassification, reorganization, consolidation, merger, conveyance, dissolution, liquidation or winding up.

               (VIII) The corporation shall at all times reserve and keep available, out of its authorized but unissued Class A Common Stock or out of Class A Common Stock held in its treasury solely for the purpose of effecting the conversion of shares of Class B Common Stock, the full number of shares of Class A Common Stock issuable upon the conversion of all shares of Class B Common Stock from time to time outstanding.

               (IX) The corporation shall pay any and all issue taxes that may be payable in respect of any issue or delivery of shares of Class A Common Stock on conversion of shares of Class B Common Stock pursuant hereto. The corporation shall not, however, be required to pay any tax which may be payable in respect of any transfer involved in the issue and delivery of shares of Class A Common Stock in a name other than that in which the shares of Class B Common Stock so converted were registered, and no such issue or delivery shall be made unless and until the person requesting such issue has paid to the corporation the amount of any such tax, or has established to the satisfaction of the corporation that such tax has been paid.

5. The name and address, including street and number, if any, of each incorporator is:

 

 

 

Name

 

Address

Richard J. Hansberry

 

Barley, Snyder, Senft & Cohen, 126 E. King Street,

 

 

Lancaster, PA 17602-2893

6. The specified effective date, if any is: at time of filing.

7.  No holder of shares of any class or any series of any class of capital stock of the corporation shall have any preemptive right to subscribe for, purchase or receive any shares of the corporation, whether now or hereafter authorized, or any obligations or other securities convertible into or carrying options to purchase any such shares of the corporation, or any options to purchase any such shares of the corporation, or any options or rights to purchase any such other securities, which are issued or sold by the corporation for cash or any other form of consideration, and any such shares, options, securities or rights may be issued or disposed of by the Board of Directors to such persons and on such terms as the Board of Directors, in its discretion, shall deem advisable.

8.  No merger, consolidation, liquidation or dissolution of this corporation nor any action that would result in the sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of this corporation shall be valid unless first approved by two-thirds (2/3) of the total votes entitled to be cast by the holders of all the outstanding shares of common stock of this corporation. This Article 8 may not be amended unless first approved by two-thirds (2/3) of the total votes entitled to be cast by the holders of all the outstanding shares of Common Stock of this corporation.

9.  (A) The Board of Directors may, if it deems advisable, oppose a tender or other offer for the corporation’s securities, whether the offer is in cash or in the securities of a corporation or otherwise. When considering whether to oppose an offer, the Board of Directors may, but is not legally obligated to, consider any relevant, germane or pertinent issue; by way of illustration, but not to be considered as any limitation on the power of the Board of Directors to oppose a tender or other offer for this corporation’s securities, the Board of Directors may, but shall not be legally obligated to, consider any or all of the following:

               (I) whether the offer price is acceptable based on the historical and present operating results or financial condition of this corporation;

               (II) whether a more favorable price could be obtained for this corporation’s securities in the future;

               (III) the social and economic effects of the offer or transaction on this corporation and any of its subsidiaries, employees, depositors, borrowers and other customers, vendors, creditors, shareholders and other elements of the communities in which this corporation and any of its subsidiaries operate or are located;

               (IV) the reputation and business practices of the offeror and its management and affiliates as they would affect the shareholders, employees, depositors, borrowers, vendors and customers of the corporation and its subsidiaries and the future value of the corporation’s stock;

               (V) the value of the securities (if any) which the offeror is offering in exchange for the corporation’s securities, based on any analysis of the worth of the corporation or other entity whose securities are being offered;

               (VI) the business and financial condition and earnings prospects of the offeror, including, but not limited to, debt service and other existing or likely financial obligations of the offeror, and the possible effect of such conditions upon this corporation and any of its subsidiaries and the other elements of the communities in which this corporation and any of its subsidiaries operate or are located; and

               (VII) any antitrust or other legal and regulatory issue that are raised by the offer.

          (B) If the Board of Directors determines that such an offer should be rejected, it may take any lawful action to accomplish its purpose, including, but not limited to, any or all of the following: advising shareholders not to accept the offer; litigation against the offeror; filing complaints with all governmental and regulatory authorities; acquiring the offeror corporation’s securities; selling or otherwise issuing authorized but unissued securities or treasury stock or granting options with respect thereto; acquiring a company to create an antitrust or other regulatory problem for the offeror; and obtaining a more favorable offer from another individual or entity.

10. The following provisions of Chapter 25 of the Pennsylvania Associations Code shall not be applicable to this corporation:

          (A) Section 2538 (relating to approval of transactions with interested shareholders);

          (B) Subchapter 25E (relating to control transactions);

          (C) Subchapter 25F (relating to business combinations);

 

 

CERTIFICATE OF DESIGNATIONS

OF

FIXED RATE CUMULATIVE PERPETUAL PREFERRED STOCK, SERIES A

OF

ROYAL BANCSHARES OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.

     Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (the “Corporation”), in accordance with the provisions of Section 1522(b) of the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law of 1988 thereof, does hereby certify:

     The board of directors of the Corporation (the “Board of Directors”) or an applicable committee of the Board of Directors, in accordance with the articles of incorporation and bylaws of the Corporation and applicable law, adopted the following resolution on February 18, 2009 creating a series of 30,407 shares of Preferred Stock of the Corporation designated as “Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A”.

     RESOLVED, that pursuant to the provisions of the articles of incorporation and the bylaws of the Corporation and applicable law, a series of Preferred Stock, without par value per share, of the Corporation be and hereby is created, and that the designation and number of shares of such series, and the voting and other powers, preferences and relative, participating, optional or other rights, and the qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof, of the shares of such series, are as follows:

     Part 1. Designation and Number of Shares. There is hereby created out of the authorized and unissued shares of preferred stock of the Corporation a series of preferred stock designated as the “Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A” (the “Designated Preferred Stock”). The authorized number of shares of Designated Preferred Stock shall be 30,407.

     Part 2. Standard Provisions. The Standard Provisions contained in Annex A attached hereto are incorporated herein by reference in their entirety and shall be deemed to be a part of this Certificate of Designations to the same extent as if such provisions had been set forth in full herein.

     Part 3. Definitions. The following terms are used in this Certificate of Designations (including the Standard Provisions in Annex A hereto) as defined below:

          (a) “Common Stock” means the Class A common stock, par value $2.00 per share, of the Corporation.

          (b) “Dividend Payment Date” means February 15, May 15, August 15 and November 15 of each year.

          (c) “Junior Stock” means the Common Stock and any other class or series of stock of the Corporation the terms of which expressly provide that it ranks junior to Designated Preferred Stock as to dividend rights and/or as to rights on liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation.

          (d) “Liquidation Amount” means $1,000 per share of Designated Preferred Stock.

          (e) “Minimum Amount” means $7,601,750.

          (f) “Parity Stock” means any class or series of stock of the Corporation (other than Designated Preferred Stock) the terms of which do not expressly provide that such class or series will rank senior or junior to Designated Preferred Stock as to dividend rights and/or as to rights on liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation (in each case without regard to whether dividends accrue cumulatively or non-cumulatively).

          (g) “Signing Date” means the Original Issue Date.

     Part 4. Certain Voting Matters. Holders of shares of Designated Preferred Stock will be entitled to one vote for each such share on any matter on which holders of Designated Preferred Stock are entitled to vote, including any action by written consent.

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     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc. has caused this Certificate of Designations to be signed by James J. McSwiggan, Jr., its President and Chief Operating Officer, this 18th day of February 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROYAL BANCSHARES OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

/s/ James J. McSwiggan, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

Name: James J. McSwiggan, Jr.

 

 

 

 

Title: President and Chief Operating Officer

 

 

 

ANNEX A

STANDARD PROVISIONS

     Section 1. General Matters. Each share of Designated Preferred Stock shall be identical in all respects to every other share of Designated Preferred Stock. The Designated Preferred Stock shall be perpetual, subject to the provisions of Section 5 of these Standard Provisions that form a part of the Certificate of Designations. The Designated Preferred Stock shall rank equally with Parity Stock and shall rank senior to Junior Stock with respect to the payment of dividends and the distribution of assets in the event of any dissolution, liquidation or winding up of the Corporation.

     Section 2. Standard Definitions. As used herein with respect to Designated Preferred Stock:

               (a) “Applicable Dividend Rate” means (i) during the period from the Original Issue Date to, but excluding, the first day of the first Dividend Period commencing on or after the fifth anniversary of the Original Issue Date, 5% per annum and (ii) from and after the first day of the first Dividend Period commencing on or after the fifth anniversary of the Original Issue Date, 9% per annum.

               (b) “Appropriate Federal Banking Agency” means the “appropriate Federal banking agency” with respect to the Corporation as defined in Section 3(q) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. Section 1813(q)), or any successor provision.

               (c) “Business Combination” means a merger, consolidation, statutory share exchange or similar transaction that requires the approval of the Corporation’s stockholders.

               (d) “Business Day” means any day except Saturday, Sunday and any day on which banking institutions in the State of New York generally are authorized or required by law or other governmental actions to close.

               (e) “Bylaws” means the bylaws of the Corporation, as they may be amended from time to time.

               (f) “Certificate of Designations” means the Certificate of Designations or comparable instrument relating to the Designated Preferred Stock, of which these Standard Provisions form a part, as it may be amended from time to time.

               (g) “Charter” means the Corporation’s certificate or articles of incorporation, articles of association, or similar organizational document.

               (h) “Dividend Period” has the meaning set forth in Section 3(a).

               (i) “Dividend Record Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 3(a).

               (j) “Liquidation Preference” has the meaning set forth in Section 4(a).

               (k) “Original Issue Date” means the date on which shares of Designated Preferred Stock are first issued.

               (l) “Preferred Director” has the meaning set forth in Section 7(b).

               (m) “Preferred Stock” means any and all series of preferred stock of the Corporation, including the Designated Preferred Stock.

               (n) “Qualified Equity Offering” means the sale and issuance for cash by the Corporation to persons other than the Corporation or any of its subsidiaries after the Original Issue Date of shares of perpetual Preferred Stock, Common Stock or any combination of such stock, that, in each case, qualify as and may be included in Tier 1 capital of the Corporation at the time of issuance under the applicable risk-based capital guidelines of the Corporation’s Appropriate Federal Banking Agency (other than any such sales and issuances made pursuant to agreements or arrangements entered into, or pursuant to financing plans which were publicly announced, on or prior to October 13, 2008).

               (o) “Share Dilution Amount” has the meaning set forth in Section 3(b).

               (p) “Standard Provisions” mean these Standard Provisions that form a part of the Certificate of Designations relating to the Designated Preferred Stock.

               (q) “Successor Preferred Stock” has the meaning set forth in Section 5(a).

               (r) “Voting Parity Stock” means, with regard to any matter as to which the holders of Designated Preferred Stock are entitled to vote as specified in Sections 7(a) and 7(b) of these Standard Provisions that form a part of the Certificate of Designations, any and all series of Parity Stock upon which like voting rights have been conferred and are exercisable with respect to such matter.

     Section 3. Dividends.

               (a) Rate. Holders of Designated Preferred Stock shall be entitled to receive, on each share of Designated Preferred Stock if, as and when declared by the Board of Directors or any duly authorized committee of the Board of Directors, but only out of assets legally available therefor, cumulative cash dividends with respect to each Dividend Period (as defined below) at a rate per annum equal to the Applicable Dividend Rate on (i) the Liquidation Amount per share of Designated Preferred Stock and (ii) the amount of accrued and unpaid dividends for any prior Dividend Period on such share of Designated Preferred Stock, if any. Such dividends shall begin to accrue and be cumulative from the Original Issue Date, shall compound on each subsequent Dividend Payment Date (i.e., no dividends shall accrue on other dividends unless and until the first Dividend Payment Date for such other dividends has passed without such other dividends having been paid on such date) and shall be payable quarterly in arrears on each Dividend Payment Date, commencing with the first such Dividend Payment Date to occur at least 20 calendar days after the Original Issue Date. In the event that any Dividend Payment Date would otherwise fall on a day that is not a Business Day, the dividend payment due on that date will be postponed to the next day that is a Business Day and no additional dividends will accrue as a result of that postponement. The period from and including any Dividend Payment Date to, but excluding, the next Dividend Payment Date is a “Dividend Period”, provided that the initial Dividend Period shall be the period from and including the Original Issue Date to, but excluding, the next Dividend Payment Date.

               Dividends that are payable on Designated Preferred Stock in respect of any Dividend Period shall be computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months. The amount of dividends payable on Designated Preferred Stock on any date prior to the end of a Dividend Period, and for the initial Dividend Period, shall be computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months, and actual days elapsed over a 30-day month.

               Dividends that are payable on Designated Preferred Stock on any Dividend Payment Date will be payable to holders of record of Designated Preferred Stock as they appear on the stock register of the Corporation on the applicable record date, which shall be the 15th calendar day immediately preceding such Dividend Payment Date or such other record date fixed by the Board of Directors or any duly authorized committee of the Board of Directors that is not more than 60 nor less than 10 days prior to such Dividend Payment Date (each, a “Dividend Record Date”). Any such day that is a Dividend Record Date shall be a Dividend Record Date whether or not such day is a Business Day.

               Holders of Designated Preferred Stock shall not be entitled to any dividends, whether payable in cash, securities or other property, other than dividends (if any) declared and payable on Designated Preferred Stock as specified in this Section 3 (subject to the other provisions of the Certificate of Designations).

               (b) Priority of Dividends. So long as any share of Designated Preferred Stock remains outstanding, no dividend or distribution shall be declared or paid on the Common Stock or any other shares of Junior Stock (other than dividends payable solely in shares of Common Stock) or Parity Stock, subject to the immediately following paragraph in the case of Parity Stock, and no Common Stock, Junior Stock or Parity Stock shall be, directly or indirectly, purchased, redeemed or otherwise acquired for consideration by the Corporation or any of its subsidiaries unless all accrued and unpaid dividends for all past Dividend Periods, including the latest completed Dividend Period (including, if applicable as provided in Section 3(a) above, dividends on such amount), on all outstanding shares of Designated Preferred Stock have been or are contemporaneously declared and paid in full (or have been declared and a sum sufficient for the payment thereof has been set aside for the benefit of the holders of shares of Designated Preferred Stock on the applicable record date). The foregoing limitation shall not apply to (i) redemptions, purchases or other acquisitions of shares of Common Stock or other Junior Stock in connection with the administration of any employee benefit plan in the ordinary course of business (including purchases to offset the Share Dilution Amount (as defined below) pursuant to a publicly announced repurchase plan) and consistent with past practice, provided that any purchases to offset the Share Dilution Amount shall in no event exceed the Share Dilution Amount; (ii) purchases or other acquisitions by a broker-dealer subsidiary of the Corporation solely for the purpose of market-making, stabilization or customer facilitation transactions in Junior Stock or Parity Stock in the ordinary course of its business; (iii) purchases by a broker-dealer subsidiary of the Corporation of capital stock of the Corporation for resale pursuant to an offering by the Corporation of such capital stock underwritten by such broker-dealer subsidiary; (iv) any dividends or distributions of rights or Junior Stock in connection with a stockholders’ rights plan or any redemption or repurchase of rights pursuant to any stockholders’ rights plan; (v) the acquisition by the Corporation or any of its subsidiaries of record ownership in Junior Stock or Parity Stock for the beneficial ownership of any other persons (other than the Corporation or any of its subsidiaries), including as trustees or custodians; and (vi) the exchange or conversion of Junior Stock for or into other Junior Stock or of Parity Stock for or into other Parity Stock (with the same or lesser aggregate liquidation amount) or Junior Stock, in each case, solely to the extent required pursuant to binding contractual agreements entered into prior to the Signing Date or any subsequent agreement for the accelerated exercise, settlement or exchange thereof for Common Stock. “Share Dilution Amount” means the increase in the number of diluted shares outstanding (determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, and as measured from the date of the Corporation’s consolidated financial statements most recently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission prior to the Original Issue Date) resulting from the grant, vesting or exercise of equity-based compensation to employees and equitably adjusted for any stock split, stock dividend, reverse stock split, reclassification or similar transaction.

               When dividends are not paid (or declared and a sum sufficient for payment thereof set aside for the benefit of the holders thereof on the applicable record date) on any Dividend Payment Date (or, in the case of Parity Stock having dividend payment dates different from the Dividend Payment Dates, on a dividend payment date falling within a Dividend Period related to such Dividend Payment Date) in full upon Designated Preferred Stock and any shares of Parity Stock, all dividends declared on Designated Preferred Stock and all such Parity Stock and payable on such Dividend Payment Date (or, in the case of Parity Stock having dividend payment dates different from the Dividend Payment Dates, on a dividend payment date falling within the Dividend Period related to such Dividend Payment Date) shall be declared pro rata so that the respective amounts of such dividends declared shall bear the same ratio to each other as all accrued and unpaid dividends per share on the shares of Designated Preferred Stock (including, if applicable as provided in Section 3(a) above, dividends on such amount) and all Parity Stock payable on such Dividend Payment Date (or, in the case of Parity Stock having dividend payment dates different from the Dividend Payment Dates, on a dividend payment date falling within the Dividend Period related to such Dividend Payment Date) (subject to their having been declared by the Board of Directors or a duly authorized committee of the Board of Directors out of legally available funds and including, in the case of Parity Stock that bears cumulative dividends, all accrued but unpaid dividends) bear to each other. If the Board of Directors or a duly authorized committee of the Board of Directors determines not to pay any dividend or a full dividend on a Dividend Payment Date, the Corporation will provide written notice to the holders of Designated Preferred Stock prior to such Dividend Payment Date.

               Subject to the foregoing, and not otherwise, such dividends (payable in cash, securities or other property) as may be determined by the Board of Directors or any duly authorized committee of the Board of Directors may be declared and paid on any securities, including Common Stock and other Junior Stock, from time to time out of any funds legally available for such payment, and holders of Designated Preferred Stock shall not be entitled to participate in any such dividends.

     Section 4. Liquidation Rights.

               (a) Voluntary or Involuntary Liquidation. In the event of any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the affairs of the Corporation, whether voluntary or involuntary, holders of Designated Preferred Stock shall be entitled to receive for each share of Designated Preferred Stock, out of the assets of the Corporation or proceeds thereof (whether capital or surplus) available for distribution to stockholders of the Corporation, subject to the rights of any creditors of the Corporation, before any distribution of such assets or proceeds is made to or set aside for the holders of Common Stock and any other stock of the Corporation ranking junior to Designated Preferred Stock as to such distribution, payment in full in an amount equal to the sum of (i) the Liquidation Amount per share and (ii) the amount of any accrued and unpaid dividends (including, if applicable as provided in Section 3(a) above, dividends on such amount), whether or not declared, to the date of payment (such amounts collectively, the “Liquidation Preference”).

               (b) Partial Payment. If in any distribution described in Section 4(a) above the assets of the Corporation or proceeds thereof are not sufficient to pay in full the amounts payable with respect to all outstanding shares of Designated Preferred Stock and the corresponding amounts payable with respect of any other stock of the Corporation ranking equally with Designated Preferred Stock as to such distribution, holders of Designated Preferred Stock and the holders of such other stock shall share ratably in any such distribution in proportion to the full respective distributions to which they are entitled.

               (c) Residual Distributions. If the Liquidation Preference has been paid in full to all holders of Designated Preferred Stock and the corresponding amounts payable with respect of any other stock of the Corporation ranking equally with Designated Preferred Stock as to such distribution has been paid in full, the holders of other stock of the Corporation shall be entitled to receive all remaining assets of the Corporation (or proceeds thereof) according to their respective rights and preferences.

               (d) Merger, Consolidation and Sale of Assets Not Liquidation. For purposes of this Section 4, the merger or consolidation of the Corporation with any other corporation or other entity, including a merger or consolidation in which the holders of Designated Preferred Stock receive cash, securities or other property for their shares, or the sale, lease or exchange (for cash, securities or other property) of all or substantially all of the assets of the Corporation, shall not constitute a liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation.

     Section 5. Redemption.

               (a) Optional Redemption. Except as provided below, the Designated Preferred Stock may not be redeemed prior to the first Dividend Payment Date falling on or after the third anniversary of the Original Issue Date. On or after the first Dividend Payment Date falling on or after the third anniversary of the Original Issue Date, the Corporation, at its option, subject to the approval of the Appropriate Federal Banking Agency, may redeem, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, out of funds legally available therefor, the shares of Designated Preferred Stock at the time outstanding, upon notice given as provided in Section 5(c) below, at a redemption price equal to the sum of (i) the Liquidation Amount per share and (ii) except as otherwise provided below, any accrued and unpaid dividends (including, if applicable as provided in Section 3(a) above, dividends on such amount) (regardless of whether any dividends are actually declared) to, but excluding, the date fixed for redemption.

               Notwithstanding the foregoing, prior to the first Dividend Payment Date falling on or after the third anniversary of the Original Issue Date, the Corporation, at its option, subject to the approval of the Appropriate Federal Banking Agency, may redeem, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, the shares of Designated Preferred Stock at the time outstanding, upon notice given as provided in Section 5(c) below, at a redemption price equal to the sum of (i) the Liquidation Amount per share and (ii) except as otherwise provided below, any accrued and unpaid dividends (including, if applicable as provided in Section 3(a) above, dividends on such amount) (regardless of whether any dividends are actually declared) to, but excluding, the date fixed for redemption; provided that (x) the Corporation (or any successor by Business Combination) has received aggregate gross proceeds of not less than the Minimum Amount (plus the “Minimum Amount” as defined in the relevant certificate of designations for each other outstanding series of preferred stock of such successor that was originally issued to the United States Department of the Treasury (the “Successor Preferred Stock”) in connection with the Troubled Asset Relief Program Capital Purchase Program) from one or more Qualified Equity Offerings (including Qualified Equity Offerings of such successor), and (y) the aggregate redemption price of the Designated Preferred Stock (and any Successor Preferred Stock) redeemed pursuant to this paragraph may not exceed the aggregate net cash proceeds received by the Corporation (or any successor by Business Combination) from such Qualified Equity Offerings (including Qualified Equity Offerings of such successor).

               The redemption price for any shares of Designated Preferred Stock shall be payable on the redemption date to the holder of such shares against surrender of the certificate(s) evidencing such shares to the Corporation or its agent. Any declared but unpaid dividends payable on a redemption date that occurs subsequent to the Dividend Record Date for a Dividend Period shall not be paid to the holder entitled to receive the redemption price on the redemption date, but rather shall be paid to the holder of record of the redeemed shares on such Dividend Record Date relating to the Dividend Payment Date as provided in Section 3 above.

               (b) No Sinking Fund. The Designated Preferred Stock will not be subject to any mandatory redemption, sinking fund or other similar provisions. Holders of Designated Preferred Stock will have no right to require redemption or repurchase of any shares of Designated Preferred Stock.

               (c) Notice of Redemption. Notice of every redemption of shares of Designated Preferred Stock shall be given by first class mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the holders of record of the shares to be redeemed at their respective last addresses appearing on the books of the Corporation. Such mailing shall be at least 30 days and not more than 60 days before the date fixed for redemption. Any notice mailed as provided in this Subsection shall be conclusively presumed to have been duly given, whether or not the holder receives such notice, but failure duly to give such notice by mail, or any defect in such notice or in the mailing thereof, to any holder of shares of Designated Preferred Stock designated for redemption shall not affect the validity of the proceedings for the redemption of any other shares of Designated Preferred Stock. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if shares of Designated Preferred Stock are issued in book-entry form through The Depository Trust Company or any other similar facility, notice of redemption may be given to the holders of Designated Preferred Stock at such time and in any manner permitted by such facility. Each notice of redemption given to a holder shall state: (1) the redemption date; (2) the number of shares of Designated Preferred Stock to be redeemed and, if less than all the shares held by such holder are to be redeemed, the number of such shares to be redeemed from such holder; (3) the redemption price; and (4) the place or places where certificates for such shares are to be surrendered for payment of the redemption price.

               (d) Partial Redemption. In case of any redemption of part of the shares of Designated Preferred Stock at the time outstanding, the shares to be redeemed shall be selected either pro rata or in such other manner as the Board of Directors or a duly authorized committee thereof may determine to be fair and equitable. Subject to the provisions hereof, the Board of Directors or a duly authorized committee thereof shall have full power and authority to prescribe the terms and conditions upon which shares of Designated Preferred Stock shall be redeemed from time to time. If fewer than all the shares represented by any certificate are redeemed, a new certificate shall be issued representing the unredeemed shares without charge to the holder thereof.

               (e) Effectiveness of Redemption. If notice of redemption has been duly given and if on or before the redemption date specified in the notice all funds necessary for the redemption have been deposited by the Corporation, in trust for the pro rata benefit of the holders of the shares called for redemption, with a bank or trust company doing business in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, and having a capital and surplus of at least $500 million and selected by the Board of Directors, so as to be and continue to be available solely therefor, then, notwithstanding that any certificate for any share so called for redemption has not been surrendered for cancellation, on and after the redemption date dividends shall cease to accrue on all shares so called for redemption, all shares so called for redemption shall no longer be deemed outstanding and all rights with respect to such shares shall forthwith on such redemption date cease and terminate, except only the right of the holders thereof to receive the amount payable on such redemption from such bank or trust company, without interest. Any funds unclaimed at the end of three years from the redemption date shall, to the extent permitted by law, be released to the Corporation, after which time the holders of the shares so called for redemption shall look only to the Corporation for payment of the redemption price of such shares.

               (f) Status of Redeemed Shares. Shares of Designated Preferred Stock that are redeemed, repurchased or otherwise acquired by the Corporation shall revert to authorized but unissued shares of Preferred Stock (provided that any such cancelled shares of Designated Preferred Stock may be reissued only as shares of any series of Preferred Stock other than Designated Preferred Stock).

     Section 6. Conversion. Holders of Designated Preferred Stock shares shall have no right to exchange or convert such shares into any other securities.

     Section 7. Voting Rights.

               (aGeneral. The holders of Designated Preferred Stock shall not have any voting rights except as set forth below or as otherwise from time to time required by law.

               (bPreferred Stock Directors. Whenever, at any time or times, dividends payable on the shares of Designated Preferred Stock have not been paid for an aggregate of six quarterly Dividend Periods or more, whether or not consecutive, the authorized number of directors of the Corporation shall automatically be increased by two and the holders of the Designated Preferred Stock shall have the right, with holders of shares of any one or more other classes or series of Voting Parity Stock outstanding at the time, voting together as a class, to elect two directors (hereinafter the “Preferred Directors” and each a “Preferred Director”) to fill such newly created directorships at the Corporation’s next annual meeting of stockholders (or at a special meeting called for that purpose prior to such next annual meeting) and at each subsequent annual meeting of stockholders until all accrued and unpaid dividends for all past Dividend Periods, including the latest completed Dividend Period (including, if applicable as provided in Section 3(a) above, dividends on such amount), on all outstanding shares of Designated Preferred Stock have been declared and paid in full at which time such right shall terminate with respect to the Designated Preferred Stock, except as herein or by law expressly provided, subject to revesting in the event of each and every subsequent default of the character above mentioned; provided that it shall be a qualification for election for any Preferred Director that the election of such Preferred Director shall not cause the Corporation to violate any corporate governance requirements of any securities exchange or other trading facility on which securities of the Corporation may then be listed or traded that listed or traded companies must have a majority of independent directors. Upon any termination of the right of the holders of shares of Designated Preferred Stock and Voting Parity Stock as a class to vote for directors as provided above, the Preferred Directors shall cease to be qualified as directors, the term of office of all Preferred Directors then in office shall terminate immediately and the authorized number of directors shall be reduced by the number of Preferred Directors elected pursuant hereto. Any Preferred Director may be removed at any time, with or without cause, and any vacancy created thereby may be filled, only by the affirmative vote of the holders a majority of the shares of Designated Preferred Stock at the time outstanding voting separately as a class together with the holders of shares of Voting Parity Stock, to the extent the voting rights of such holders described above are then exercisable. If the office of any Preferred Director becomes vacant for any reason other than removal from office as aforesaid, the remaining Preferred Director may choose a successor who shall hold office for the unexpired term in respect of which such vacancy occurred.

               (c) Class Voting Rights as to Particular Matters. So long as any shares of Designated Preferred Stock are outstanding, in addition to any other vote or consent of stockholders required by law or by the Charter, the vote or consent of the holders of at least 66 2/3% of the shares of Designated Preferred Stock at the time outstanding, voting as a separate class, given in person or by proxy, either in writing without a meeting or by vote at any meeting called for the purpose, shall be necessary for effecting or validating:

               (i) Authorization of Senior Stock. Any amendment or alteration of the Certificate of Designations for the Designated Preferred Stock or the Charter to authorize or create or increase the authorized amount of, or any issuance of, any shares of, or any securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for shares of, any class or series of capital stock of the Corporation ranking senior to Designated Preferred Stock with respect to either or both the payment of dividends and/or the distribution of assets on any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation;

               (ii) Amendment of Designated Preferred Stock. Any amendment, alteration or repeal of any provision of the Certificate of Designations for the Designated Preferred Stock or the Charter (including, unless no vote on such merger or consolidation is required by Section 7(c)(iii) below, any amendment, alteration or repeal by means of a merger, consolidation or otherwise) so as to adversely affect the rights, preferences, privileges or voting powers of the Designated Preferred Stock; or

               (iii) Share Exchanges, Reclassifications, Mergers and Consolidations. Any consummation of a binding share exchange or reclassification involving the Designated Preferred Stock, or of a merger or consolidation of the Corporation with another corporation or other entity, unless in each case (x) the shares of Designated Preferred Stock remain outstanding or, in the case of any such merger or consolidation with respect to which the Corporation is not the surviving or resulting entity, are converted into or exchanged for preference securities of the surviving or resulting entity or its ultimate parent, and (y) such shares remaining outstanding or such preference securities, as the case may be, have such rights, preferences, privileges and voting powers, and limitations and restrictions thereof, taken as a whole, as are not materially less favorable to the holders thereof than the rights, preferences, privileges and voting powers, and limitations and restrictions thereof, of Designated Preferred Stock immediately prior to such consummation, taken as a whole;

provided, however, that for all purposes of this Section 7(c), any increase in the amount of the authorized Preferred Stock, including any increase in the authorized amount of Designated Preferred Stock necessary to satisfy preemptive or similar rights granted by the Corporation to other persons prior to the Signing Date, or the creation and issuance, or an increase in the authorized or issued amount, whether pursuant to preemptive or similar rights or otherwise, of any other series of Preferred Stock, or any securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for any other series of Preferred Stock, ranking equally with and/or junior to Designated Preferred Stock with respect to the payment of dividends (whether such dividends
are cumulative or non-cumulative) and the distribution of assets upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation will not be deemed to adversely affect the rights, preferences, privileges or voting powers, and shall not require the affirmative vote or consent of, the holders of outstanding shares of the Designated Preferred Stock.

               (d) Changes after Provision for Redemption. No vote or consent of the holders of Designated Preferred Stock shall be required pursuant to Section 7(c) above if, at or prior to the time when any such vote or consent would otherwise be required pursuant to such Section, all outstanding shares of the Designated Preferred Stock shall have been redeemed, or shall have been called for redemption upon proper notice and sufficient funds shall have been deposited in trust for such redemption, in each case pursuant to Section 5 above.

               (eProcedures for Voting and Consents. The rules and procedures for calling and conducting any meeting of the holders of Designated Preferred Stock (including, without limitation, the fixing of a record date in connection therewith), the solicitation and use of proxies at such a meeting, the obtaining of written consents and any other aspect or matter with regard to such a meeting or such consents shall be governed by any rules of the Board of Directors or any duly authorized committee of the Board of Directors, in its discretion, may adopt from time to time, which rules and procedures shall conform to the requirements of the Charter, the Bylaws, and applicable law and the rules of any national securities exchange or other trading facility on which Designated Preferred Stock is listed or traded at the time.

     Section 8. Record Holders. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the Corporation and the transfer agent for Designated Preferred Stock may deem and treat the record holder of any share of Designated Preferred Stock as the true and lawful owner thereof for all purposes, and neither the Corporation nor such transfer agent shall be affected by any notice to the contrary.

     Section 9. Notices. All notices or communications in respect of Designated Preferred Stock shall be sufficiently given if given in writing and delivered in person or by first class mail, postage prepaid, or if given in such other manner as may be permitted in this Certificate of Designations, in the Charter or Bylaws or by applicable law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if shares of Designated Preferred Stock are issued in book-entry form through The Depository Trust Company or any similar facility, such notices may be given to the holders of Designated Preferred Stock in any manner permitted by such facility.

     Section 10. No Preemptive Rights. No share of Designated Preferred Stock shall have any rights of preemption whatsoever as to any securities of the Corporation, or any warrants, rights or options issued or granted with respect thereto, regardless of how such securities, or such warrants, rights or options, may be designated, issued or granted.

     Section 11. Replacement Certificates. The Corporation shall replace any mutilated certificate at the holder’s expense upon surrender of that certificate to the Corporation. The Corporation shall replace certificates that become destroyed, stolen or lost at the holder’s expense upon delivery to the Corporation of reasonably satisfactory evidence that the certificate has been destroyed, stolen or lost, together with any indemnity that may be reasonably required by the Corporation.

     Section 12. Other Rights. The shares of Designated Preferred Stock shall not have any rights, preferences, privileges or voting powers or relative, participating, optional or other special rights, or qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof, other than as set forth herein or in the Charter or as provided by applicable law.

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