SUNTRUST BANKS INC, 10-K filed on 2/23/2016
Annual Report
Document and Entity Information (USD $)
In Billions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Feb. 18, 2016
Jun. 30, 2015
Entity Registrant Name
SUNTRUST BANKS INC 
 
 
Entity Central Index Key
0000750556 
 
 
Current Fiscal Year End Date
--12-31 
 
 
Entity Filer Category
Large Accelerated Filer 
 
 
Document Type
10-K 
 
 
Document Period End Date
Dec. 31, 2015 
 
 
Entity Public Float
 
 
$ 22.6 
Document Fiscal Year Focus
2015 
 
 
Document Fiscal Period Focus
FY 
 
 
Amendment Flag
false 
 
 
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding
 
504,998,347 
 
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer
Yes 
 
 
Entity Voluntary Filers
No 
 
 
Entity Current Reporting Status
Yes 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Income (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data in Thousands, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Interest Income
 
 
 
Interest and fees on loans
$ 4,506 
$ 4,617 
$ 4,633 
Interest and fees on loans held for sale
82 
78 
107 
Interest and Dividend Income, Securities, Available-for-sale
593 
613 
579 
Trading account interest and other
84 
76 
69 
Total interest income
5,265 
5,384 
5,388 
Interest Expense
 
 
 
Interest on deposits
219 
235 
291 
Interest Expense, Long-term Debt
252 
270 
210 
Interest on other borrowings
30 
39 
34 
Total interest expense
501 
544 
535 
Net, interest income
4,764 
4,840 
4,853 
Provision for Loan, Lease, and Other Losses
165 
342 
553 
Interest Income (Expense), after Provision for Loan Loss
4,599 
4,498 
4,300 
Noninterest Income
 
 
 
Service charges on deposit accounts
622 
645 
657 
Fees and Commissions, Other
377 
368 
369 
Fees and Commissions, Credit and Debit Cards
329 
320 
310 
Investment Banking Revenue
461 
404 
356 
Trading Gain (Loss)
181 
182 
182 
Fees and Commissions, Fiduciary and Trust Activities
334 
423 
518 
Investment Advisory, Management and Administrative Fees
300 
297 
267 
Fees and Commissions, Mortgage Banking
270 
201 
314 
Servicing Fees, Net
169 
196 
87 
Gain (Loss) on Disposition of Business
105 
Gain (Loss) on Sale of Securities, Net
21 
(15)
Noninterest Income, Other Operating Income
204 
197 
152 
Total noninterest income
3,268 
3,323 
3,214 
Noninterest Expense
 
 
 
Employee compensation
2,576 
2,576 
2,488 
Other Labor-related Expenses
366 
386 
413 
Outside processing and software
815 
741 
746 
Net occupancy expense
341 
340 
348 
Equipment Expense
164 
169 
181 
Marketing and Advertising Expense
151 
134 
135 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Premium Expense
139 
142 
181 
Credit and collection services
71 
91 
264 
Operating losses
56 
441 
503 
Amortization
40 
25 
23 
Other Noninterest Expense
(441)1
(498)1
(549)1
Noninterest Expense
5,160 
5,543 
5,831 
Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Equity Method Investments, Income Taxes, Extraordinary Items, Noncontrolling Interest
2,707 
2,278 
1,683 
Income Tax Expense (Benefit)
764 1 2
493 1 2
322 1 2
Net Income (Loss), Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest
1,943 
1,785 
1,361 
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest
10 
11 
17 
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Parent
1,933 
1,774 
1,344 
Net Income (Loss) Available to Common Stockholders, Basic
1,863 
1,722 
1,297 
Earnings Per Share, Diluted
$ 3.58 
$ 3.23 
$ 2.41 
Earnings Per Share, Basic
$ 3.62 
$ 3.26 
$ 2.43 
Common Stock, Dividends, Per Share, Declared
$ 0.92 
$ 0.70 
$ 0.35 
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Diluted
520,586 
533,391 
539,093 
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Basic
514,844 
527,500 
534,283 
Amortization Method Qualified Affordable Housing Project Investments, Amortization
$ 66 
$ 61 
$ 49 
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Statement of Comprehensive Income [Abstract]
 
 
 
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Parent
$ 1,933 
$ 1,774 
$ 1,344 
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Available-for-sale Securities Adjustment, Net of Tax
(163)
375 
(597)
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Derivatives Qualifying as Hedges, Net of Tax
(10)
(182)
(253)
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans, Adjustment, Net of Tax
(165)
(26)
252 
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent
(338)
167 
(598)
Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Attributable to Parent
$ 1,595 
$ 1,941 
$ 746 
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income (Parenthetical) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Statement of Comprehensive Income [Abstract]
 
 
 
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Available-for-sale Securities, Tax
$ (93)
$ 218 
$ (349)
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Derivatives Qualifying as Hedges, Tax
(5)
(106)
(148)
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans, Net Unamortized Gain (Loss) Arising During Period, Tax
$ (103)
$ (15)
$ 147 
Consolidated Balance Sheets (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
Dec. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Assets
 
 
Cash and Due from Banks
$ 4,299 
$ 7,047 
Federal Funds Sold and Securities Purchased under Agreements to Resell
1,277 
1,160 
Interest-bearing Deposits in Banks and Other Financial Institutions
23 
22 
Cash and cash equivalents
5,599 
8,229 
Trading assets
6,119 1
6,202 1
Available-for-sale Securities
27,825 2
26,770 2
Loans Held for Sale
1,838 3
3,232 3
Loans held for investment
136,442 4
133,112 4
Loans and Leases Receivable, Allowance
(1,752)
(1,937)
Net loans
134,690 
131,175 
Premises and equipment
1,502 
1,508 
Goodwill
6,337 
6,337 
Intangible Assets, Net (Excluding Goodwill)
1,325 
1,219 
Other Assets
5,582 
5,656 
Total assets
190,817 
190,328 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
 
 
Noninterest-bearing consumer and commercial deposits
42,272 
41,096 
Interest-bearing Deposit Liabilities
107,558 
99,471 
Total deposits
149,830 
140,567 
Funds purchased
1,949 
1,276 
Securities Sold under Agreements to Repurchase
1,654 
2,276 
Other Short-term Borrowings
1,024 
5,634 
Long-term Debt
8,462 5
13,022 5
Trading liabilities
1,263 
1,227 
Other Liabilities
3,198 
3,321 
Total liabilities
167,380 
167,323 
Preferred Stock, Value, Outstanding
1,225 
1,225 
Common Stock, Value, Outstanding
550 
550 
Additional paid in capital
9,094 
9,089 
Retained earnings
14,686 
13,295 
Treasury stock, at cost, and other
(1,658)6
(1,032)6
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax
(460)
(122)
Total shareholders' equity
23,437 
23,005 
Liabilities and Equity
190,817 
190,328 
Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding
508,712,000 7
524,540,000 7
Common shares authorized
750,000,000 
750,000,000 
Preferred Stock, Shares Outstanding
12,000 
12,000 
Preferred Stock, Shares Authorized
50,000,000 
50,000,000 
Treasury shares of common stock
41,209,000 
25,381,000 
Treasury Stock and Other
 
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
 
 
Treasury stock, at cost, and other
(1,764)
(1,119)
Total shareholders' equity
(1,658)8
(1,032)8
Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest
108 
108 
Variable Interest Entity, Primary Beneficiary [Member]
 
 
Assets
 
 
Loans held for investment
246 
288 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
 
 
Long-term Debt
259 
302 
Restricted Stock [Member]
 
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
 
 
Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding
1,334,000 
2,930,000 
Trading Securities [Member]
 
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
 
 
Pledged Assets Separately Reported, Securities Pledged as Collateral, at Fair Value
1,377 
1,316 
Available-for-sale Securities [Member]
 
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
 
 
Pledged Assets Separately Reported, Securities Pledged as Collateral, at Fair Value
$ 0 
$ 369 
Consolidated Balance Sheets (Parenthetical) (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data in Thousands, unless otherwise specified
Dec. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Loans Held-for-sale, Fair Value Disclosure
$ 1,494 
$ 1,892 
Loans Receivable, Fair Value Disclosure
257 
272 
Servicing Asset at Fair Value, Amount
1,307 
1,206 
Long-term Debt, Fair Value
973 
1,283 
Common stock, par value
$ 1.00 
$ 1.00 
Loans Receivable Held-for-sale, Net
1,838 1
3,232 1
Loans held for investment
136,442 2
133,112 2
Long-term Debt
8,462 3
13,022 3
Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding
508,712 4
524,540 4
Variable Interest Entity, Primary Beneficiary [Member]
 
 
Loans held for investment
246 
288 
Long-term Debt
259 
302 
Treasury Stock and Other
 
 
Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest
108 
108 
Residential Portfolio Segment [Member]
 
 
Loans Receivable, Fair Value Disclosure
257 
272 
Loans held for investment
38,928 
38,775 
Restricted Stock [Member]
 
 
Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding
1,334 
2,930 
Trading Securities [Member]
 
 
Pledged Assets Separately Reported, Securities Pledged as Collateral, at Fair Value
1,377 
1,316 
Available-for-sale Securities [Member]
 
 
Pledged Assets Separately Reported, Securities Pledged as Collateral, at Fair Value
$ 0 
$ 369 
Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Equity (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
Total
USD ($)
Preferred Stock [Member]
USD ($)
Common Stock [Member]
USD ($)
Additional Paid-in Capital [Member]
USD ($)
Retained Earnings [Member]
USD ($)
Treasury Stock and Other
USD ($)
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Member]
USD ($)
Common Stock [Member]
Series E Preferred Stock [Member]
Preferred Stock [Member]
USD ($)
Series E Preferred Stock [Member]
Additional Paid-in Capital [Member]
USD ($)
Stockholders' Equity, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest, beginning of period at Dec. 31, 2012
$ 20,985 
$ 725 
$ 550 
$ 9,174 
$ 10,817 
$ (590)1
$ 309 
 
 
 
Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding, beginning of period at Dec. 31, 2012
 
 
539,000,000 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Parent
1,344 
 
 
 
1,344 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax
(598)
 
 
 
 
 
(598)
 
 
 
Noncontrolling Interest, Period Increase (Decrease)
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
Dividends, Common Stock, Cash
(188)
 
 
 
(188)
 
 
 
 
 
Dividends, Preferred Stock, Cash
(37)
 
 
 
(37)2
 
 
 
 
 
Treasury Stock, Shares, Acquired
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(5,000,000)
 
 
Treasury Stock, Value, Acquired, Cost Method
(150)
 
 
 
 
(150)1
 
 
 
 
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1,000,000 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Value, Stock Options Exercised
16 
 
 
(27)
 
43 1
 
 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Restricted Stock Award, Net of Forfeitures
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1,000,000 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Value, Restricted Stock Award, Net of Forfeitures
 
 
(35)
39 1
 
 
 
 
Adjustments to Additional Paid in Capital, Share-based Compensation, Restricted Stock Unit or Restricted Stock Award, Requisite Service Period Recognition
32 
 
 
 
 
32 1
 
 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Employee Benefit Plan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Value, Employee Benefit Plan
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
Stockholders' Equity, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest, end of period at Dec. 31, 2013
21,422 
725 
550 
9,115 
11,936 
(615)1
(289)
 
 
 
Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding, end of period at Dec. 31, 2013
 
 
536,000,000 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Parent
1,774 
 
 
 
1,774 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax
167 
 
 
 
 
 
167 
 
 
 
Noncontrolling Interest, Period Increase (Decrease)
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
Dividends, Common Stock, Cash
(371)
 
 
 
(371)
 
 
 
 
 
Dividends, Preferred Stock, Cash
(42)
 
 
 
(42)2
 
 
 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Value, New Issues
496 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
500 
(4)
Treasury Stock, Shares, Acquired
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(12,000,000)
 
 
Treasury Stock, Value, Acquired, Cost Method
(458)
 
 
 
 
(458)1
 
 
 
 
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1,000,000 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Value, Stock Options Exercised
 
 
(16)
 
20 1
 
 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Restricted Stock Award, Net of Forfeitures
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Value, Restricted Stock Award, Net of Forfeitures
17 
 
 
18 
(2)
1
 
 
 
 
Adjustments to Additional Paid in Capital, Share-based Compensation, Restricted Stock Unit or Restricted Stock Award, Requisite Service Period Recognition
27 
 
 
 
 
27 1
 
 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Employee Benefit Plan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Value, Employee Benefit Plan
 
 
(1)
 
1
 
 
 
 
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Vested in Period, Fair Value
(39)
 
 
(23)
 
(16)1
 
 
 
 
Stockholders' Equity, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest, end of period at Dec. 31, 2014
23,005 
1,225 
550 
9,089 
13,295 
(1,032)1
(122)
 
 
 
Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding, end of period at Dec. 31, 2014
524,540,000 3
 
525,000,000 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Parent
1,933 
 
 
 
1,933 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax
(338)
 
 
 
 
 
(338)
 
 
 
Dividends, Common Stock, Cash
(475)
 
 
 
(475)
 
 
 
 
 
Dividends, Preferred Stock, Cash
(64)
 
 
 
(64)2
 
 
 
 
 
Treasury Stock, Shares, Acquired
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(17,000,000)
 
 
Treasury Stock, Value, Acquired, Cost Method
(679)
 
 
 
 
(679)1
 
 
 
 
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1,000,000 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Value, Stock Options Exercised
12 
 
 
(18)
 
30 1
 
 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Restricted Stock Award, Net of Forfeitures
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Value, Restricted Stock Award, Net of Forfeitures
24 
 
 
23 
(3)
1
 
 
 
 
Adjustments to Additional Paid in Capital, Share-based Compensation, Restricted Stock Unit or Restricted Stock Award, Requisite Service Period Recognition
16 
 
 
 
 
16 1
 
 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Employee Benefit Plan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Value, Employee Benefit Plan
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
Stockholders' Equity, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest, end of period at Dec. 31, 2015
$ 23,437 
$ 1,225 
$ 550 
$ 9,094 
$ 14,686 
$ (1,658)1
$ (460)
 
 
 
Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding, end of period at Dec. 31, 2015
508,712,000 3
 
509,000,000 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Equity (Parenthetical) (USD $)
In Millions, except Per Share data, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Treasury Stock, Value
$ (1,658)1
$ (1,032)1
$ (1,658)1
$ (1,032)1
 
Common stock dividends, per share
$ 0.20 
$ 0.24 
$ 0.92 
$ 0.70 
$ 0.35 
Treasury Stock and Other
 
 
 
 
 
Treasury Stock, Value
(1,764)
(1,119)
(1,764)
(1,119)
(684)
Deferred Compensation Equity
(2)
(21)
(2)
(21)
(50)
Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest
$ 108 
$ 108 
$ 108 
$ 108 
$ 119 
Series A Preferred Stock [Member]
 
 
 
 
 
Preferred Stock, Dividends, Per Share, Cash Paid
 
 
$ 4,056 
$ 4,056 
$ 4,056 
Series B Preferred Stock [Member]
 
 
 
 
 
Preferred Stock, Dividends, Per Share, Cash Paid
 
 
$ 4,056 
$ 4,056 
$ 4,056 
Series E Preferred Stock [Member]
 
 
 
 
 
Preferred Stock, Dividends, Per Share, Cash Paid
 
 
$ 5,875 
$ 5,875 
$ 5,793 
Series F Preferred Stock [Member]
 
 
 
 
 
Preferred Stock, Dividends, Per Share, Cash Paid
 
 
$ 6,219 
$ 0 
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
 
 
 
Net Income (Loss), Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest
$ 1,943 
$ 1,785 
$ 1,361 
Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Gain (Loss) on Disposition of Business
(105)
Depreciation, Amortization and Accretion, Net
786 
693 
708 
Payments to Acquire Mortgage Servicing Rights (MSR)
(238)
(178)
(352)
Provisions For Credit Losses And Foreclosed Properties
176 
364 
605 
Provision for Mortgage Loan Repurchase Losses
(12)
12 
114 
Deferred Income Tax Expense (Benefit)
21 
99 
495 
Stock Option Compensation And Amortization Of Restricted Stock Compensation
89 
67 
53 
Excess Tax Benefit from Share-based Compensation, Operating Activities
(20)
(6)
(4)
Gain (Loss) on Sale of Securities, Net
(21)
15 
(2)
Gain (Loss) on Sale of Loans and Leases
323 
343 
267 
Net decrease/(increase) in loans held for sale
1,625 
(1,567)
2,104 
Increase (Decrease) in Trading Securities
67 
(1,529)
770 
Net (increase)/decrease in other assets
(407)
(45)
(529)
Increase (Decrease) in Other Operating Liabilities
(190)
(444)
(846)
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities
3,496 
(1,182)
4,210 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
 
 
 
Proceeds from Maturities, Prepayments and Calls of Available-for-sale Securities
5,680 
4,707 
5,522 
Proceeds from sales of securities available for sale
2,708 
2,470 
2,063 
Purchases of securities available for sale
(9,882)
(11,039)
(9,215)
Proceeds from Sale of Other Investments
59 
Proceeds from (payments for) Originations and Purchases of Loans Held-for-investment
(5,897)
(9,843)
(8,409)
Proceeds from sales of loans
2,127 
4,090 
819 
Payments for (Proceeds from) Mortgage Servicing Rights
117 
130 
Capital expenditures
(186)
(147)
(200)
Payments related to acquisitions, including contingent consideration
(30)
(11)
(3)
Proceeds from Divestiture of Businesses
193 
Proceeds from Sale of Other Real Estate
281 
378 
472 
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities
(5,316)
(9,273)
(8,943)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
 
 
 
Net (decrease)/increase in total deposits
9,263 
10,808 
(2,557)
Net increase/(decrease) in funds purchased, securities sold under agreements to repurchase, and other short-term borrowings
(4,559)
447 
3,245 
Proceeds from Issuance of Long-term Debt
1,351 
2,574 
1,564 
Repayment of long-term debt
(5,684)
(53)
(155)
Payments for Repurchase of Common Stock
(679)
(458)
(150)
Common and preferred dividends paid
(539)
(409)
(225)
Proceeds from Issuance of Shares under Incentive and Share-based Compensation Plans, Including Stock Options
37 
16 
17 
Proceeds from Issuance of Preferred Stock and Preference Stock
496 
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities
(810)
13,421 
1,739 
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Period Increase (Decrease)
(2,630)
2,966 
(2,994)
Cash and cash equivalents
8,229 
5,263 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
5,599 
8,229 
5,263 
Supplemental Disclosures:
 
 
 
Interest Paid
523 
534 
533 
Income Taxes Paid
497 
380 
168 
Proceeds from Income Tax Refunds
219 
99 
Transfer of Loans Held-for-sale to Portfolio Loans
741 
44 
43 
Transfer of Portfolio Loans and Leases to Held-for-sale
1,790 
3,280 
280 
Transfer to Other Real Estate
67 
148 
255 
Amortization Of Deferred Gain On Sale Lease Back Of Premises
54 
53 
58 
non-cash impact of deconsolidated assets
282 
Non-cash impact of debt acquired by purchaser in leverage lease sale
$ 190 
$ 177 
$ 194 
Acquisitions/Dispositions Acquisitions/Dispositions (Notes)
Mergers, Acquisitions and Dispositions Disclosures [Text Block]
NOTE 2 - ACQUISITIONS/DISPOSITIONS
During the years ended December 31, 2015, 2014, and 2013, the Company had the following notable disposition:
(Dollars in millions)
Date
 
Cash Received/(Paid)
 
Goodwill
 
Other Intangibles
 
Pre-tax Gain
2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sale of RidgeWorth
5/30/2014
 

$193

 

($40
)
 

($9
)
 

$105

In 2014, the Company completed the sale of RidgeWorth, its asset management subsidiary with approximately $49.1 billion in assets under management. The Company received cash proceeds of $193 million, removed $96 million in net assets and $23 million in noncontrolling interests, and recognized a pre-tax gain of $105 million in connection with the sale, net of transaction-related expenses.
The Company’s results for the year ended December 31, 2014, included income before provision for income taxes related to RidgeWorth, excluding the gain on sale, of $22 million, comprised of $81 million of revenue and $59 million of expense. For the year ended December 31, 2013, the Company’s income before provision for income taxes included $64 million related to RidgeWorth, comprised of $194 million of revenue and $130 million of expense.
The financial results of RidgeWorth, including the gain on sale, are reflected in the Corporate Other segment for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013. There were no other material acquisitions or dispositions during the three years ended December 31, 2015.
Significant Accounting Policies
Significant Accounting Policies [Text Block]
NOTE 1 – SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
General
SunTrust, one of the nation's largest commercial banking organizations, is a financial services holding company with its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Through its principal subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the Company offers a full line of financial services for consumers, businesses, corporations, and institutions, both through its branches (located primarily within Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia) and through other national delivery channels. In addition to deposit, credit, mortgage banking, and trust and investment services provided by the Bank, other subsidiaries of the Company provide asset and wealth management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. SunTrust provides clients with a selection of technology-based banking channels, including the internet, mobile, ATMs, and telebanking. SunTrust operated under the following business segments during 2015: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking, with functional activities included in Corporate Other. For additional information on the Company’s business segments, see Note 20, “Business Segment Reporting.”

Principles of Consolidation and Basis of Presentation
The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries after elimination of significant intercompany accounts and transactions. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the results of operations in these financial statements, have been made.
The Company holds VIs, which are contractual, ownership or other interests that change with changes in the fair value of a VIE's net assets. The Company consolidates a VIE if it is the primary beneficiary, which is the party that has both the power to direct the activities that most significantly impact the financial performance of the VIE and the obligation to absorb losses or rights to receive benefits through its VIs that could potentially be significant to the VIE. To determine whether or not a VI held by the Company could potentially be significant to the VIE, both qualitative and quantitative factors regarding the nature, size, and form of the Company's involvement with the VIE are considered. The assessment of whether or not the Company is the primary beneficiary of a VIE is performed on an ongoing basis. The Company consolidates VOEs, which are entities that are not VIEs and are controlled through the Company's equity interests or by other means.
Investments in companies which are not VIEs, or where the Company is not the primary beneficiary of a VIE, that the Company has the ability to exercise significant influence over operating and financing decisions, are accounted for using the equity method of accounting. These investments are included in other assets in the Consolidated Balance Sheets at cost, adjusted to reflect the Company's portion of income, loss, or dividends of the investee. Equity investments that do not meet the criteria to be accounted for under the equity method and that do not result in consolidation of the investee are accounted for under the cost method. Cost method investments are included in other assets in the Consolidated Balance Sheets and dividends received or receivable from these investments are included as a component of other noninterest income in the Consolidated Statements of Income.
Results of operations of acquired entities are included from the date of acquisition. Results of operations associated with entities or net assets sold are included through the date of disposition. The Company reports any noncontrolling interests in its subsidiaries in the equity section of the Consolidated Balance Sheets and separately presents the income or loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest of a consolidated subsidiary in its Consolidated Statements of Income. Assets and liabilities of an acquired entity are initially recorded at their estimated fair values at the date of acquisition.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could vary from these estimates. Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period amounts to conform to the current period presentation.
The Company evaluated subsequent events through the date its financial statements were issued.

Cash and Cash Equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents include cash and due from banks, interest-bearing deposits at other banks, Fed funds sold, and securities borrowed and purchased under agreements to resell. Cash and cash equivalents have maturities of three months or less, and accordingly, the carrying amount of these instruments is deemed to be a reasonable estimate of fair value.

Trading Activities and Securities AFS
Debt securities and marketable equity securities are classified at trade date as trading or securities AFS. Trading assets and liabilities are measured at fair value with changes in fair value recognized within noninterest income. Securities AFS are used as part of the overall asset and liability management process to optimize income and market performance over an entire interest rate cycle. Interest income and dividends on securities are recognized in interest income on an accrual basis. Premiums and discounts on debt securities are amortized or accreted as an adjustment to yield over the estimated life of the security. Securities AFS are measured at fair value with unrealized gains and losses, net of any tax effect, included in AOCI as a component of shareholders’ equity. Realized gains and losses, including OTTI, are determined using the specific identification method and are recognized as a component of noninterest income in the Consolidated Statements of Income.
Securities AFS are reviewed for OTTI on a quarterly basis. In determining whether OTTI exists for securities in an unrealized loss position, the Company assesses whether it has the intent to sell the security or, for debt securities, the Company assesses the likelihood of selling the security prior to the recovery of its amortized cost basis. If the Company intends to sell the debt security or it is more-likely-than-not that the Company will be required to sell the debt security prior to the recovery of its amortized cost basis, the debt security is written down to fair value, and the full amount of any impairment charge is recognized as a component of noninterest income in the Consolidated Statements of Income. If the Company does not intend to sell the debt security and it is more-likely-than-not that the Company will not be required to sell the debt security prior to recovery of its amortized cost basis, only the credit component of any impairment of a debt security is recognized as a component of noninterest income in the Consolidated Statements of Income, with the remaining impairment balance recorded in OCI.
The OTTI review for marketable equity securities includes an analysis of the facts and circumstances of each individual investment and focuses on the severity of loss, the length of time the fair value has been below cost, the expectation for that security's performance, the financial condition and near-term prospects of the issuer, and management's intent and ability to hold the security to recovery. A decline in value of an equity security that is considered to be other-than-temporary is recognized as a component of noninterest income in the Consolidated Statements of Income.
Nonmarketable equity securities are accounted for under the cost or equity method and are included in other assets in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. The Company reviews nonmarketable securities accounted for under the cost method on a quarterly basis, and reduces the asset value when declines in value are considered to be other-than-temporary. Equity method investments are recorded at cost, adjusted to reflect the Company’s portion of income, loss, or dividends of the investee. Realized income, realized losses, and estimated other-than-temporary unrealized losses on cost and equity method investments are recognized in noninterest income in the Consolidated Statements of Income.
For additional information on the Company’s securities activities, see Note 4, “Trading Assets and Liabilities and Derivatives,” and Note 5, “Securities Available for Sale.”

Loans Held for Sale
The Company’s LHFS generally includes certain residential mortgage loans, commercial loans, consumer indirect loans, and student loans. Loans are initially classified as LHFS when they are individually identified as being available for immediate sale and a formal plan exists to sell them. LHFS are recorded at either fair value, if elected, or the lower of cost or fair value. Origination fees and costs for LHFS recorded at LOCOM are capitalized in the basis of the loan and are included in the calculation of realized gains and losses upon sale. Origination fees and costs are recognized in earnings at the time of origination for LHFS that are elected to be measured at fair value. Fair value is derived from observable current market prices, when available, and includes loan servicing value. When observable market prices are not available, the Company uses judgment and estimates fair value using internal models, in which the Company uses its best estimates of assumptions it believes would be used by market participants in estimating fair value. Adjustments to reflect unrealized gains and losses resulting from changes in fair value and realized gains and losses upon ultimate sale of the loans are classified as noninterest income in the Consolidated Statements of Income.
The Company may transfer certain loans to LHFS measured at LOCOM. At the time of transfer, any credit losses subject to charge-off in accordance with the Company's policy are recorded as a reduction in the ALLL. Any subsequent losses, including those related to interest rate or liquidity related valuation adjustments, are recorded as a component of noninterest income in the Consolidated Statements of Income. The Company may also transfer loans from LHFS to LHFI measured at LOCOM, unless the loan was elected upon origination to be accounted for at fair value. If a LHFS for which fair value accounting was elected is transferred to held for investment, it will continue to be accounted for at fair value in the LHFI portfolio. For additional information on the Company’s LHFS activities, see Note 6, “Loans.”

Loans
Loans that management has the intent and ability to hold for the foreseeable future or until maturity or pay-off are considered LHFI. The Company’s loan balance is comprised of loans held in portfolio, including commercial loans, consumer loans, and residential loans. Interest income on loans, except those classified as nonaccrual, is accrued based upon the outstanding principal amounts using the effective yield method.
Commercial loans (C&I, CRE, and commercial construction) are considered to be past due when payment is not received from the borrower by the contractually specified due date. The Company typically classifies commercial loans as nonaccrual when one of the following events occurs: (i) interest or principal has been past due 90 days or more, unless the loan is both well secured and in the process of collection; (ii) collection of contractual interest or principal is not anticipated; or (iii) income for the loan is recognized on a cash basis due to the deterioration in the financial condition of the debtor. When a loan is placed on nonaccrual, accrued interest is reversed against interest income. Interest income on commercial nonaccrual loans, if recognized, is recognized after the principal has been reduced to zero. If and when commercial borrowers demonstrate the ability to repay a loan classified as nonaccrual in accordance with its contractual terms, the loan may be returned to accrual status upon meeting all regulatory, accounting, and internal policy requirements.
Consumer loans (guaranteed and private student loans, other direct, indirect, and credit card) are considered to be past due when payment is not received from the borrower by the contractually specified due date. Guaranteed student loans continue to accrue interest regardless of delinquency status because collection of principal and interest is reasonably assured. Other direct and indirect loans are typically placed on nonaccrual when payments have been past due for 90 days or more except when the borrower has declared bankruptcy, in which case, they are moved to nonaccrual status once they become 60 days past due. When a loan is placed on nonaccrual, accrued interest is reversed against interest income. Interest income on nonaccrual loans, if recognized, is recognized on a cash basis. Nonaccrual consumer loans are typically returned to accrual status once they are no longer past due.
Residential loans (guaranteed and nonguaranteed residential mortgages, residential home equity products, and residential construction) are considered to be past due when a monthly payment is due and unpaid for one month. Guaranteed residential mortgages continue to accrue interest regardless of delinquency status because collection of principal and interest is reasonably assured by the government. Nonguaranteed residential mortgages and residential construction loans are generally placed on nonaccrual when three payments are past due. Residential home equity products are generally placed on nonaccrual when payments are 90 days past due. The exceptions for nonguaranteed residential mortgages, residential construction loans, and residential home equity products are: (i) when the borrower has declared bankruptcy, in which case, they are moved to nonaccrual status once they become 60 days past due, (ii) loans discharged in Chapter 7 bankruptcy that have not been reaffirmed by the borrower, in which case, they are reclassified as TDRs and moved to nonaccrual status, and (iii) second lien loans, which are classified as nonaccrual when the first lien loan is classified as nonaccrual, even if the second lien loan is performing. When a loan is placed on nonaccrual, accrued interest is reversed against interest income. Interest income on nonaccrual loans is recognized on a cash basis. Nonaccrual residential loans are typically returned to accrual status once they no longer meet the delinquency threshold that resulted in them initially being moved to nonaccrual status, with the exception of the aforementioned Chapter 7 bankruptcy loans, which remain on nonaccrual until there is six months of payment performance following discharge by the bankruptcy court.
TDRs are loans in which the borrower is experiencing financial difficulty at the time of restructure and the borrower received an economic concession either from the Company or as the product of a bankruptcy court order. To date, the Company’s TDRs have been predominantly first and second lien residential mortgages and home equity lines of credit. Prior to granting a modification of a borrower’s loan terms, the Company performs an evaluation of the borrower’s financial condition and ability to service under the potential modified loan terms. The types of concessions generally granted are extensions of the loan maturity date and/or reductions in the original contractual interest rate. Typically, if a loan is accruing interest at the time of modification, the loan remains on accrual status and is subject to the Company’s charge-off and nonaccrual policies. See the “Allowance for Credit Losses” section below for further information regarding these policies. If a loan is on nonaccrual before it is determined to be a TDR then the loan remains on nonaccrual. Typically, TDRs may be returned to accrual status if there has been at least a six month sustained period of repayment performance by the borrower. Generally, once a loan becomes a TDR, the Company expects that the loan will continue to be reported as a TDR for its remaining life, even after returning to accruing status, unless the modified rates and terms at the time of modification were available to the borrower in the market or the loan is subsequently restructured with no concession to the borrower and the borrower is no longer in financial difficulty. Interest income recognition on impaired loans is dependent upon accrual status, TDR designation, and loan type as discussed above.
For loans accounted for at amortized cost, fees and incremental direct costs associated with the loan origination and pricing process, as well as premiums and discounts, are deferred and amortized as level yield adjustments over the respective loan terms. Fees received for providing loan commitments that result in funded loans are recognized over the term of the loan as an adjustment of the yield. If a loan is never funded, the commitment fee is recognized in noninterest income at the expiration of the commitment period. Origination fees and costs are recognized in noninterest income and expense at the time of origination for newly-originated loans that are accounted for at fair value. For additional information on the Company's loans activities, see Note 6, “Loans.”

Allowance for Credit Losses
The allowance for credit losses is composed of the ALLL and the reserve for unfunded commitments. The Company’s ALLL is the amount considered appropriate to absorb probable current inherent losses in the LHFI portfolio based on management’s evaluation of the size and current risk characteristics of the loan portfolio. In addition to the review of credit quality through ongoing credit review processes, the Company employs a variety of modeling and estimation techniques to measure credit risk and construct an appropriate and adequate ALLL. Quantitative and qualitative asset quality measures are considered in estimating the ALLL. Such evaluation considers a number of factors for each of the loan portfolio segments, including, but not limited to, net charge-off trends, internal risk ratings, changes in internal risk ratings, loss forecasts, collateral values, geographic location, delinquency rates, nonperforming and restructured loan status, origination channel, product mix, underwriting practices, industry conditions, and economic trends. Additionally, refreshed FICO scores are considered for consumer and residential loans and single name borrower concentration is considered for commercial loans. These credit quality factors are incorporated into various loss estimation models and analytical tools utilized in the ALLL process and/or are qualitatively considered in evaluating the overall reasonableness of the ALLL.
Large commercial (all loan classes) nonaccrual loans and certain consumer (other direct, indirect, and credit card), residential (nonguaranteed residential mortgages, residential home equity products, and residential construction), and certain commercial (all classes) loans whose terms have been modified in a TDR are reviewed to determine the amount of specific allowance required in accordance with applicable accounting guidance. A loan is considered impaired when, based on current information and events, it is probable that the Company will be unable to collect all amounts due, including principal and interest, according to the contractual terms of the agreement. If necessary, an allowance is established for these specifically evaluated impaired loans. The specific allowance established for these loans is based on a thorough analysis of the most probable source of repayment, including the present value of the loan’s expected future cash flows, the loan’s estimated market value, or the estimated fair value of the underlying collateral. Any change in the present value attributable to the passage of time is recognized through the provision for credit losses.
General allowances are established for loans and leases grouped into pools based on similar characteristics. In this process, general allowance factors are based on an analysis of historical charge-off experience, expected loss factors derived from the Company's internal risk rating process, portfolio trends, and regional and national economic conditions. Other adjustments may be made to the ALLL after an assessment of internal and external influences on credit quality that may not be fully reflected in the historical loss or risk rating data. These influences may include elements such as changes in credit underwriting, concentration risk, macroeconomic conditions, and/or recent observable asset quality trends.
The Company’s charge-off policy meets regulatory minimums. Commercial loans are charged off when they are considered uncollectible. Losses on unsecured consumer loans are generally recognized at 120 days past due, except for losses on guaranteed student loans which are recognized at 270 days past due. However, if the borrower is in bankruptcy, the loan is charged-off in the month the loan becomes 60 days past due. Losses, as appropriate, on secured consumer loans, including residential real estate, are typically recognized at 120 or 180 days past due, depending on the loan and collateral type, in compliance with the FFIEC guidelines. However, if the borrower is in bankruptcy, the secured asset is evaluated once the loan becomes 60 days past due. The loan value in excess of the secured asset value is written down or charged-off after the valuation occurs. Additionally, if a residential loan is discharged in Chapter 7 bankruptcy and not reaffirmed by the borrower, the Company's policy is to immediately charge-off the excess of the carrying amount over the fair value of the collateral.
The Company uses numerous sources of information when evaluating a property’s value. Estimated collateral valuations are based on appraisals, broker price opinions, recent sales of foreclosed properties, automated valuation models, other property-specific information, and relevant market information, supplemented by the Company’s internal property valuation analysis. The value estimate is based on an orderly disposition of the property, inclusive of marketing costs. In limited instances, the Company adjusts externally provided appraisals for justifiable and well-supported reasons, such as an appraiser not being aware of certain property-specific factors or recent sales information. Appraisals generally represent the “as is” value of the property but may be adjusted based on the intended disposition strategy of the property.
For commercial and CRE loans secured by property, an acceptable third party appraisal or other form of evaluation, as permitted by regulation, is obtained prior to the origination of the loan and upon a subsequent transaction involving a material change in terms. In addition, updated valuations may be obtained during the life of a loan, as appropriate, such as when a loan's performance materially deteriorates. In situations where an updated appraisal has not been received or a formal evaluation performed, the Company monitors factors that can positively or negatively impact property value, such as the date of the last valuation, the volatility of property values in specific markets, changes in the value of similar properties, and changes in the characteristics of individual properties. Changes in collateral value affect the ALLL through the risk rating or impaired loan evaluation process. Charge-offs are recognized when the amount of the loss is quantifiable and timing is known. The charge-off is measured based on the difference between the loan’s carrying value, including deferred fees, and the estimated realizable value of the property, net of estimated selling costs. When valuing a property for the purpose of determining a charge-off, a third party appraisal or an independently derived internal evaluation is generally employed.
For nonguaranteed mortgage loans secured by residential property where the Company is proceeding with a foreclosure action, a new valuation is obtained prior to the loan becoming 180 days past due and, if required, the loan is written down to its realizable value, net of estimated selling costs. In the event the Company decides not to proceed with a foreclosure action, the full balance of the loan is charged-off. If a loan remains in the foreclosure process for 12 months past the original charge-off, the Company obtains a new valuation annually. Any additional loss based on the new valuation is charged-off. At foreclosure, a new valuation is obtained and the loan is transferred to OREO at the new valuation less estimated selling costs; any loan balance in excess of the transfer value is charged-off. Estimated declines in value of the residential collateral between these formal evaluation events are captured in the ALLL based on changes in the house price index in the applicable MSA or other market information.
In addition to the ALLL, the Company also estimates probable losses related to unfunded lending commitments, such as letters of credit and binding unfunded loan commitments. Unfunded lending commitments are analyzed and segregated by risk based on the Company’s internal risk rating scale. These risk classifications, in combination with probability of commitment usage, existing economic conditions, and any other pertinent information, result in the estimation of the reserve for unfunded lending commitments. The reserve for unfunded lending commitments is reported on the Consolidated Balance Sheets in other liabilities and the provision associated with changes in the unfunded lending commitment reserve is reported in the Consolidated Statements of Income in provision for credit losses. For additional information on the Company's allowance for credit loss activities, see Note 7, “Allowance for Credit Losses.”

Premises and Equipment
Premises and equipment are carried at cost less accumulated depreciation and amortization. Depreciation is calculated predominantly using the straight-line method over the assets’ estimated useful lives. Leasehold improvements are amortized using the straight-line method over the shorter of the improvements' estimated useful lives or the lease term. Construction and software in process includes costs related to in-process branch expansion, branch renovation, and software development projects. Upon completion, branch and office related projects are maintained in premises and equipment while completed software projects are reclassified to other assets in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. Maintenance and repairs are charged to expense, and improvements that extend the useful life of an asset are capitalized and depreciated over the remaining useful life. Premises and equipment are evaluated for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of the asset may not be recoverable. For additional information on the Company’s premises and equipment activities, see Note 8, “Premises and Equipment.”

Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
Goodwill represents the excess purchase price over the fair value of identifiable net assets of acquired companies. Goodwill is assigned to reporting units, which are operating segments or one level below an operating segment, as of the acquisition date; more specifically, it is assigned to units that are expected to benefit from the synergies of the business combination.
Goodwill is tested at the reporting unit level for impairment, at least annually, or as events and circumstances change that would more-likely-than-not reduce the fair value of a reporting unit below its carrying amount. In the third quarter of 2015, the Company elected to prospectively change the date of its annual goodwill impairment test from September 30 to October 1 to better align the timing of the test with the availability of key inputs.
If, after considering all relevant events and circumstances, the Company determines it is not more-likely-than-not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, then performing an impairment test is not necessary. If the Company elects to bypass the qualitative analysis, or concludes via qualitative analysis that it is more-likely-than-not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying value, a two-step goodwill impairment test is performed. In the first step, the fair value of each reporting unit is compared with its carrying value. If the fair value is greater than the carrying value, then the reporting unit's goodwill is deemed not to be impaired. If the fair value is less than the carrying value, then the second step is performed, which measures the amount of impairment by comparing the carrying amount of goodwill to its implied fair value. If the implied fair value of the goodwill exceeds the carrying amount, there is no impairment. If the carrying amount exceeds the implied fair value of the goodwill, an impairment charge is recorded for the excess.
Identified intangible assets that have a finite life are amortized over their useful lives and are evaluated for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying amount of the assets may not be recoverable. For additional information on the Company’s activities related to goodwill and other intangibles, see Note 9, “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets.”

MSRs
The Company recognizes as assets the rights to service mortgage loans, either when the loans are sold and the associated servicing rights are retained or when servicing rights are purchased from a third party. The Company has elected to measure all MSRs at fair value. Fair value is determined by projecting net servicing cash flows, which are then discounted to estimate fair value. The Company actively hedges the change in fair value of its MSRs. The fair value of MSRs is impacted by a variety of factors, including prepayment assumptions, discount rates, delinquency rates, contractually specified servicing fees, servicing costs, and underlying portfolio characteristics. The underlying assumptions and estimated values are corroborated by values received from independent third parties and comparisons to market transactions. MSRs are reported on the Consolidated Balance Sheets in other intangible assets. Both servicing fees, which are recognized when they are received, and changes in the fair value of MSRs are reported in mortgage servicing related income in the Consolidated Statements of Income. For additional information on the Company’s servicing rights, see Note 9, “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets.”

Other Real Estate Owned
Assets acquired through, or in lieu of, loan foreclosure are held for sale and are initially recorded at the lower of the loan’s cost basis or the asset’s fair value at the date of foreclosure, less estimated selling costs. To the extent fair value, less cost to sell, is less than the loan’s cost basis, the difference is charged to the ALLL at the date of transfer into OREO. The Company estimates market values based primarily on appraisals and other market information. Any subsequent changes in value as well as gains or losses from the disposition on these assets are reported in noninterest expense in the Consolidated Statements of Income. For additional information on the Company's activities related to OREO, see Note 18, “Fair Value Election and Measurement.”

Loan Sales and Securitizations
The Company sells and at times may securitize loans and other financial assets. When the Company securitizes assets, it may hold a portion of the securities issued, including senior interests, subordinated and other residual interests, interest-only strips, and principal-only strips, all of which are considered retained interests in the transferred assets. Retained securitized interests are recognized and initially measured at fair value. The interests in securitized assets held by the Company are typically classified as either securities AFS or trading assets and measured at fair value, which is based on independent, third party market prices, market prices for similar assets, or discounted cash flow analyses. If market prices are not available, fair value is calculated using management’s best estimates of key assumptions, including credit losses, loan repayment speeds, and discount rates commensurate with the risks involved.
The Company transfers first lien residential mortgage loans in conjunction with GSE securitization transactions, whereby the loans are exchanged for cash or securities that are readily redeemable for cash and servicing rights are retained. Net gains on the sale of residential mortgage loans are recorded at inception of the associated IRLCs within mortgage production related income in the Consolidated Statements of Income. The net gains reflect the change in value of the loans resulting from changes in interest rates from the time the Company enters into IRLCs with borrowers and when the loan is closed, adjusted for pull through rates and excluding hedge transactions initiated to mitigate this market risk. For additional information on the Company’s securitization activities, see Note 10, “Certain Transfers of Financial Assets and Variable Interest Entities.”

Income Taxes
The provision for income taxes is based on income and expense reported for financial statement purposes after adjustment for permanent differences such as interest income from lending to tax-exempt entities and tax credits from community reinvestment activities. The deferral method of accounting is used on investments that generate investment tax credits, such that the investment tax credits are recognized as a reduction to the related asset. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities result from differences between the timing of the recognition of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and for income tax purposes. These assets and liabilities are measured using the enacted tax rates and laws that are expected to apply in the periods in which the deferred tax assets or liabilities are expected to be realized. Subsequent changes in the tax laws require adjustment to these assets and liabilities with the cumulative effect included in the provision for income taxes for the period in which the change is enacted. A valuation allowance is recognized for a DTA if, based on the weight of available evidence, it is more-likely-than-not that some portion or all of the DTA will not be realized. In computing the income tax provision, the Company evaluates the technical merits of its income tax positions based on current legislative, judicial, and regulatory guidance. Interest and penalties related to the Company’s tax positions are recognized as a component of the income tax provision. For additional information on the Company’s activities related to income taxes, see Note 14, “Income Taxes.”

Earnings Per Share
Basic EPS is computed by dividing net income available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during each period. Diluted EPS is computed by dividing net income available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during each period, plus common share equivalents calculated for stock options, warrants, and restricted stock outstanding using the treasury stock method.
The Company has issued certain restricted stock awards, which are unvested share-based payment awards that contain non-forfeitable rights to dividends or dividend equivalents. These restricted shares are considered participating securities. Accordingly, the Company calculated net income available to common shareholders pursuant to the two-class method, whereby net income is allocated between common shareholders and participating securities.
Net income available to common shareholders represents net income after preferred stock dividends, gains or losses from any repurchases of preferred stock, and dividends and allocation of undistributed earnings to the participating securities. For additional information on the Company’s EPS, see Note 12, “Net Income Per Common Share.”

Securities Sold Under Agreements to Repurchase and Securities Borrowed or Purchased Under Agreements to Resell
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase and securities borrowed or purchased under agreements to resell are accounted for as collateralized financing transactions and are recorded at the amounts at which the securities were sold or acquired, plus accrued interest. The fair value of collateral pledged or received is continually monitored and additional collateral is obtained or requested to be returned to the Company as deemed appropriate. For additional information on the collateral pledged to secure repurchase agreements, see Note 3, "Federal Funds Sold and Securities Financing Activities," Note 4, "Trading Assets and Liabilities and Derivatives," and Note 5, "Securities Available for Sale."

Guarantees
The Company recognizes a liability at the inception of a guarantee at an amount equal to the estimated fair value of the obligation. A guarantee is defined as a contract that contingently requires a company to make payment to a guaranteed party based upon changes in an underlying asset, liability, or equity security of the guaranteed party, or upon failure of a third party to perform under a specified agreement. The Company considers the following arrangements to be guarantees: certain asset purchase/sale agreements, standby letters of credit and financial guarantees, certain indemnification agreements included within third party contractual arrangements, and certain derivative contracts. For additional information on the Company’s guarantor obligations, see Note 16, “Guarantees.”
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
The Company records derivative contracts at fair value in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. Accounting for changes in the fair value of a derivative is dependent upon whether or not it has been designated in a formal, qualifying hedging relationship. 
Changes in the fair value of derivatives not designated in a hedging relationship are recorded in noninterest income. This includes derivatives that the Company enters into in a dealer capacity to facilitate client transactions and as a risk management tool to economically hedge certain identified market risks, along with certain IRLCs on residential mortgage loans that are a normal part of the Company’s operations. The Company also evaluates contracts, such as brokered deposits and short-term debt, to determine whether any embedded derivatives are required to be bifurcated and separately accounted for as freestanding derivatives.
Certain derivatives used as risk management tools are also designated as accounting hedges of the Company’s exposure to changes in interest rates or other identified market risks. The Company prepares written hedge documentation for all derivatives which are designated as hedges of (1) changes in the fair value of a recognized asset or liability (fair value hedge) attributable to a specified risk or (2) a forecasted transaction, such as the variability of cash flows to be received or paid related to a recognized asset or liability (cash flow hedge). The written hedge documentation includes identification of, among other items, the risk management objective, hedging instrument, hedged item and methodologies for assessing and measuring hedge effectiveness and ineffectiveness, along with support for management’s assertion that the hedge will be highly effective. Methodologies related to hedge effectiveness and ineffectiveness are consistent between similar types of hedge transactions and include (i) statistical regression analysis of changes in the cash flows of the actual derivative and a perfectly effective hypothetical derivative, or (ii) statistical regression analysis of changes in the fair values of the actual derivative and the hedged item.
For designated hedging relationships, the Company performs retrospective and prospective effectiveness testing using quantitative methods and does not assume perfect effectiveness through the matching of critical terms. Assessments of hedge effectiveness and measurements of hedge ineffectiveness are performed at least quarterly. Changes in the fair value of a derivative that is highly effective and that has been designated and qualifies as a fair value hedge are recorded in current period earnings, along with the changes in the fair value of the hedged item that are attributable to the hedged risk. The effective portion of the changes in the fair value of a derivative that is highly effective and that has been designated and qualifies as a cash flow hedge are initially recorded in AOCI and reclassified to earnings in the same period that the hedged item impacts earnings; any ineffective portion is recorded in current period earnings.
Hedge accounting ceases on transactions that are no longer deemed effective, or for which the derivative has been terminated or de-designated. For discontinued fair value hedges where the hedged item remains outstanding, the hedged item would cease to be remeasured at fair value attributable to changes in the hedged risk and any existing basis adjustment would be recognized as an adjustment to earnings over the remaining life of the hedged item. For discontinued cash flow hedges, the unrealized gains and losses recorded in AOCI would be reclassified to earnings in the period when the previously designated hedged cash flows occur unless it was determined that transaction was probable to not occur, whereby any unrealized gains and losses in AOCI would be immediately reclassified to earnings.
It is the Company's policy to offset derivative transactions with a single counterparty as well as any cash collateral paid to and received from that counterparty for derivative contracts that are subject to ISDA or other legally enforceable netting arrangements and meet accounting guidance for offsetting treatment. For additional information on the Company’s derivative activities, see Note 17, “Derivative Financial Instruments,” and Note 18, “Fair Value Election and Measurement.”

Stock-Based Compensation
The Company sponsors various stock-based compensation plans under which RSUs, restricted stock, and performance stock units may be granted to certain employees. The Company measures the grant date fair value of stock-based compensation awards, which is expensed over the award's vesting period. Additionally, the Company estimates the number of awards for which it is probable that service will be rendered and adjusts compensation cost accordingly. Estimated forfeitures are subsequently adjusted to reflect actual forfeitures. For additional information on the Company’s stock-based compensation plans, see Note 15, “Employee Benefit Plans.”

Employee Benefits
Employee benefits expense includes expenses related to (i) net periodic benefit costs or credits associated with the pension and other postretirement benefit plans, (ii) contributions under the defined contribution plans, (iii) the amortization of restricted stock, (iv) the issuance of performance stock units, (v) historical stock option issuances, and (vi) other employee benefits costs. For additional information on the Company's employee benefit plans, see Note 15, “Employee Benefit Plans.”

Foreign Currency Transactions
Foreign denominated assets and liabilities resulting from foreign currency transactions are valued using period end foreign exchange rates and the associated interest income or expense is determined using weighted average exchange rates for the period. The Company may enter into foreign currency derivatives to mitigate its exposure to changes in foreign exchange rates. The derivative contracts are accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis with any resulting gains and losses recorded in noninterest income in the Consolidated Statements of Income.
Fair Value Measurement
Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Depending on the nature of the asset or liability, the Company uses various valuation techniques and assumptions when estimating fair value. The Company prioritizes inputs used in valuation techniques based on the following fair value hierarchy:
Level 1 – Assets or liabilities valued using unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company can access at the measurement date, such as publicly-traded instruments or futures contracts
Level 2 – Assets and liabilities valued based on observable market data for similar instruments
Level 3 – Assets or liabilities for which significant valuation assumptions are not readily observable in the market; instruments valued based on the best available data, some of which may be internally developed, and considers risk premiums that a market participant would require
When measuring assets and liabilities at fair value, the Company considers the principal or most advantageous market in which it would transact and considers assumptions that market participants would use when pricing the asset or liability. Assets and liabilities that are required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis include trading securities, securities AFS, and derivative instruments. Assets and liabilities that the Company has elected to measure at fair value on a recurring basis include MSRs and certain LHFS, LHFI, trading loans, brokered time deposits, and issuances of fixed rate debt. Other assets and liabilities are measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis, such as when assets are evaluated for impairment, the basis of accounting is LOCOM, or for disclosure purposes. Examples of these non-recurring fair value measurements include certain LHFS and LHFI, OREO, certain cost or equity method investments, and long-lived assets. For additional information on the Company’s valuation of its assets and liabilities held at fair value, see Note 18, “Fair Value Election and Measurement.”

Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted
The following table provides a brief description of accounting standards that have been issued, but are not yet adopted, that could have a material effect on the Company's financial statements:
Standard
Description
Date of Adoption
Effect on the Financial Statements or Other Significant Matters
ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers
The ASU supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in ASC Topic 605, Revenue Recognition, and most industry-specific guidance throughout the Industry Topics of the Codification. The core principle of the ASU is that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The ASU may be adopted either retrospectively or on a modified retrospective basis to new contracts and existing contracts with remaining performance obligations as of the effective date.
January 1, 2018
(early adoption permitted beginning January 1, 2017)
The Company is continuing to evaluate the alternative methods of adoption and the anticipated effects on the financial statements and related disclosures.

ASU 2016-01, Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Liabilities
The ASU addresses certain aspects of recognition, measurement, presentation, and disclosure of financial instruments. The main provisions require investments in equity securities to be measured at fair value through net income, unless they qualify for a practicability exception, and require fair value changes arising from changes in instrument-specific credit risk for financial liabilities that are measured under the fair value option to be recognized in other comprehensive income. With the exception of disclosure requirements that would be adopted prospectively, the ASU must be adopted on a modified retrospective basis.
January 1, 2018
(early adoption permitted beginning January 1, 2016 or 2017 for the provision related to changes in instrument-specific credit risk for financial liabilities under the fair value option)
The Company is early adopting the provision related to changes in instrument-specific credit risk beginning January 1, 2016, which will result in an immaterial reclassification from retained earnings to OCI. The prospective impact of this provision on the financial statements is a function of the principal amount of financial liabilities under the fair value option and changes in the Company's credit spreads. The Company is evaluating the impact of the remaining provisions of this ASU on the financial statements and related disclosures; however, the impact is not expected to be material.


NOTE 1 – SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Principles of Consolidation and Basis of Presentation
The unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete consolidated financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the results of operations in these financial statements, have been made.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could vary from these estimates. Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period amounts to conform to the current period presentation.
The Company evaluated subsequent events through the date its financial statements were issued.
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K. In the third quarter of 2015, the Company elected to prospectively change the date of its annual goodwill impairment test from September 30 to October 1 to better align the timing of the test with the availability of key inputs. There have been no other significant changes to the Company’s accounting policies as disclosed in the 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Pending Accounting Pronouncements
The following table provides a brief description of recent accounting pronouncements that could have a material effect on the Company's financial statements:
Standard
Description
Date of Adoption
Effect on the Financial Statements or Other Significant Matters
Standards Adopted in 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
Standards Not Yet Adopted
 
 
ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers
The ASU supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in ASC Topic 605, Revenue Recognition, and most industry-specific guidance throughout the Industry Topics of the Codification. The core principle of the ASU is that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The ASU may be adopted either retrospectively or on a modified retrospective basis to new contracts and existing contracts with remaining performance obligations as of the effective date.
January 1, 2018

(early adoption permitted beginning January 1, 2017)
The Company is continuing to evaluate the alternative methods of adoption and the anticipated effects on the financial statements and related disclosures.

ASU 2015-02, Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis
The ASU rescinds the indefinite deferral of previous amendments to ASC Topic 810 for certain entities and amends components of the consolidation analysis under ASC Topic 810, including evaluating limited partnerships and similar legal entities, evaluating fees paid to a decision maker or service provider as a variable interest, the effects of fee arrangements and/or related parties on the primary beneficiary determination and investment fund specific matters. The ASU may be adopted either retrospectively or on a modified retrospective basis.
January 1, 2016
The Company will adopt this ASU on a modified retrospective basis. The Company is continuing to evaluate the impact of this ASU on the financial statements and related disclosures; however, adoption is not expected to materially impact the Company's financial position, results of operations, or EPS.
Federal Funds Sold and Securities Borrowed or Purchased Under Agreements to Resell
Repurchase Agreements, Resale Agreements, Securities Borrowed, and Securities Loaned Disclosure [Text Block]
NOTE 3 - FEDERAL FUNDS SOLD AND SECURITIES FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Federal Funds Sold and Securities Borrowed or Purchased Under Agreements to Resell
Fed funds sold and securities borrowed or purchased under agreements to resell were as follows:
(Dollars in millions)
December 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
Fed funds sold

$38

 

$38

Securities borrowed
277

 
290

Securities purchased under agreements to resell
962

 
832

Total Fed funds sold and securities borrowed or purchased under agreements to resell

$1,277

 

$1,160

Securities purchased under agreements to resell are primarily collateralized by U.S. government or agency securities and are carried at the amounts at which the securities will be subsequently resold. Securities borrowed are primarily collateralized by corporate securities. The Company borrows securities and purchases securities under agreements to resell as part of its securities financing activities. On the acquisition date of these securities, the Company and the related counterparty agree on the amount of collateral required to secure the principal amount loaned under these arrangements. The Company monitors collateral values daily and calls for additional collateral to be provided as warranted under the agreement. At December 31, 2015 and 2014, the total market value of collateral held was $1.2 billion and $1.1 billion, respectively, of which $73 million and $222 million was repledged, respectively.
Securities Sold Under Agreements to Repurchase
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase are accounted for as secured borrowings. The following table presents the Company’s related activity, by collateral type and remaining contractual maturity:
 
December 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
(Dollars in millions)
Overnight and Continuous
 
Up to 30 days
 
Total
 
Overnight and Continuous
 
Up to 30 days
 
Total
U.S. Treasury securities

$112

 

$—

 

$112

 

$376

 

$—

 

$376

Federal agency securities
319

 

 
319

 
231

 

 
231

MBS - agency
837

 
23

 
860

 
1,059

 
45

 
1,104

CP
49

 

 
49

 
238

 

 
238

Corporate and other debt securities
242

 
72

 
314

 
327

 

 
327

Total securities sold under agreements to repurchase

$1,559

 

$95

 

$1,654

 

$2,231

 

$45

 

$2,276



For these securities sold under agreements to repurchase, the Company would be obligated to provide additional collateral in the event of a significant decline in fair value of the collateral pledged. This risk is managed by monitoring the liquidity and credit quality of the collateral, as well as the maturity profile of the transactions.
Netting of Securities - Repurchase and Resell Agreements
The Company has various financial assets and financial liabilities that are subject to enforceable master netting agreements or similar agreements. The Company's derivatives that are subject to enforceable master netting agreements or similar agreements are discussed in Note 17, "Derivative Financial Instruments." The following table presents the Company's securities borrowed or purchased under agreements to resell and securities sold under agreements to repurchase that are subject to MRAs. Under the terms of the MRA, all transactions between the Company and a counterparty constitute a single business relationship such that in the event of default, the nondefaulting party is entitled to set off claims and apply property held against obligations owed. Any payments, deliveries, or other transfers may be applied against each other and presented net on the Company's Consolidated Balance Sheets, provided criteria are met that permit balance sheet netting. At December 31, 2015 and 2014, there were no such transactions subject to legally enforceable MRAs that were eligible for balance sheet netting.
Financial instrument collateral received or pledged related to exposures subject to legally enforceable MRAs are not netted on the Consolidated Balance Sheets, but are presented in the following table as a reduction to the net amount presented in the Consolidated Balance Sheets to derive the held/pledged financial instruments by counterparty. The collateral amounts held/pledged are limited for presentation purposes to the related recognized asset/liability balance for each counterparty, and accordingly, do not include excess collateral received/pledged.
(Dollars in millions)
Gross
Amount
 
Amount
Offset
 
Net Amount
Presented in
Consolidated
Balance Sheets
 
Held/Pledged Financial
Instruments
 
Net
Amount
December 31, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Securities borrowed or purchased under agreements to resell

$1,239

 

$—

 

$1,239

1 

$1,229

 

$10

Financial liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase
1,654

 

 
1,654

 
1,654

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Securities borrowed or purchased under agreements to resell

$1,122

 

$—

 

$1,122

1 

$1,112

 

$10

Financial liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase
2,276

 

 
2,276

 
2,276

 


1 Excludes $38 million of Fed funds sold, which are not subject to a master netting agreement at both December 31, 2015 and 2014.

Trading Assets and Liabilities and Derivatives Trading Assets and Liabilities and Derivatives (Notes)
Trading Assets and Liabilities and Derivatives [Text Block]
NOTE 4 - TRADING ASSETS AND LIABILITIES AND DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS

The fair values of the components of trading assets and liabilities and derivative instruments at December 31 were as follows:
(Dollars in millions)
2015
 
2014
Trading Assets and Derivative Instruments:
 
 
 
U.S. Treasury securities

$538

 

$267

Federal agency securities
588

 
547

U.S. states and political subdivisions
30

 
42

MBS - agency
553

 
545

CLO securities
2

 
3

Corporate and other debt securities
468

 
509

CP
67

 
327

Equity securities
66

 
45

Derivative instruments 1
1,152

 
1,307

Trading loans 2
2,655

 
2,610

Total trading assets and derivative instruments

$6,119

 

$6,202

 
 
 
 
Trading Liabilities and Derivative Instruments:
 
 
 
U.S. Treasury securities

$503

 

$485

MBS - agency
37

 
1

Corporate and other debt securities
259

 
279

Derivative instruments 1
464

 
462

Total trading liabilities and derivative instruments

$1,263

 

$1,227

1 Amounts include the impact of offsetting cash collateral received from and paid to the same derivative counterparties and the impact of netting derivative assets and derivative liabilities when a legally enforceable master netting agreement or similar agreement exists.
2 Includes loans related to TRS.

Various trading and derivative instruments are used as part of the Company’s overall balance sheet management strategies and to support client requirements executed through the Bank and/or the Company's broker/dealer subsidiary. The Company manages the potential market volatility associated with trading instruments with appropriate risk management strategies. The size, volume, and nature of the trading products and derivative instruments can vary based on economic conditions as well as client-specific and Company-specific asset or liability positions. Product offerings to clients include debt securities, loans traded in the secondary market, equity securities, derivative contracts, and other similar financial instruments. Other trading-related activities include acting as a market maker for certain debt and equity security transactions, derivative instrument transactions, and foreign exchange transactions. The Company also uses derivatives to manage its interest rate and market risk from non-trading activities. The Company has policies and procedures to manage market risk associated with client trading and non-trading activities, and assumes a limited degree of market risk by managing the size and nature of its exposure. For valuation assumptions related to the Company's trading products, as well as additional information on our derivative instruments, see Note 17, “Derivative Financial Instruments,” and the “Trading Assets and Derivative Instruments and Securities Available for Sale” section of Note 18, “Fair Value Election and Measurement.”
The Company pledged $986 million and $1.1 billion of trading securities to secure $950 million and $1.1 billion of repurchase agreements at December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. Additionally, the Company pledged $393 million and $202 million of trading securities to secure certain derivative agreements at December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively, and pledged $40 million of trading securities under other arrangements at both December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014.
Securities Available for Sale
Securities Available for Sale
NOTE 5SECURITIES AVAILABLE FOR SALE
Securities Portfolio Composition
 
December 31, 2015
(Dollars in millions)
Amortized
Cost
 
Unrealized
Gains
 
Unrealized
Losses
 
Fair
Value
U.S. Treasury securities

$3,460

 

$3

 

$14

 

$3,449

Federal agency securities
402

 
10

 
1

 
411

U.S. states and political subdivisions
156

 
8

 

 
164

MBS - agency
22,877

 
397

 
150

 
23,124

MBS - private
92

 
2

 

 
94

ABS
11

 
2

 
1

 
12

Corporate and other debt securities
37

 
1

 

 
38

Other equity securities 1
533

 
1

 
1

 
533

Total securities AFS

$27,568

 

$424

 

$167

 

$27,825

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 31, 2014
(Dollars in millions)
Amortized
Cost
 
Unrealized
Gains
 
Unrealized
Losses
 
Fair
Value
U.S. Treasury securities

$1,913

 

$9

 

$1

 

$1,921

Federal agency securities
471

 
15

 
2

 
484

U.S. states and political subdivisions
200

 
9

 

 
209

MBS - agency
22,573

 
558

 
83

 
23,048

MBS - private
122

 
2

 
1

 
123

ABS
19

 
2

 

 
21

Corporate and other debt securities
38

 
3

 

 
41

Other equity securities 1
921

 
2

 

 
923

Total securities AFS

$26,257

 

$600

 

$87

 

$26,770

1 At December 31, 2015, the fair value of other equity securities was comprised of the following: $32 million of FHLB of Atlanta stock, $402 million of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta stock, $93 million of mutual fund investments, and $6 million of other.
At December 31, 2014, the fair value of other equity securities was comprised of the following: $376 million of FHLB of Atlanta stock, $402 million of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta stock, $138 million of mutual fund investments, and $7 million of other.

The following table presents interest and dividends on securities AFS:
 
Year Ended December 31
(Dollars in millions)
2015
 
2014
 
2013
Taxable interest

$552

 

$565

 

$537

Tax-exempt interest
6

 
10

 
10

Dividends
35

 
38

 
32

Total interest and dividends

$593

 

$613

 

$579




Securities AFS pledged to secure public deposits, repurchase agreements, trusts, and other funds had a fair value of $3.2 billion and $2.6 billion at December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

The following table presents the amortized cost, fair value, and weighted average yield of investments in debt securities AFS at December 31, 2015, by remaining contractual maturity, with the exception of MBS and ABS, which are based on estimated average life. Receipt of cash flows may differ from contractual maturities because borrowers may have the right to call or prepay obligations with or without penalties.
 
Distribution of Remaining Maturities
(Dollars in millions)
Due in 1 Year or Less
 
Due After 1 Year through 5 Years
 
Due After 5 Years through 10 Years
 
Due After 10 Years
 
Total
Amortized Cost:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Treasury securities

$—

 

$1,271

 

$2,189

 

$—

 

$3,460

Federal agency securities
163

 
105

 
13

 
121

 
402

U.S. states and political subdivisions
35

 
6

 
101

 
14

 
156

MBS - agency
2,383

 
9,134

 
6,997

 
4,363

 
22,877

MBS - private

 
92

 

 

 
92

ABS
9

 

 
1

 
1

 
11

Corporate and other debt securities

 
37

 

 

 
37

Total debt securities AFS

$2,590

 

$10,645

 

$9,301

 

$4,499

 

$27,035

Fair Value:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Treasury securities

$—

 

$1,265

 

$2,184

 

$—

 

$3,449

Federal agency securities
165

 
111

 
13

 
122

 
411

U.S. states and political subdivisions
35

 
7

 
107

 
15

 
164

MBS - agency
2,513

 
9,286

 
6,979

 
4,346

 
23,124

MBS - private

 
94

 

 

 
94

ABS
11

 

 

 
1

 
12

Corporate and other debt securities

 
38

 

 

 
38

Total debt securities AFS

$2,724

 

$10,801

 

$9,283

 

$4,484

 

$27,292

 Weighted average yield 1
2.38
%
 
2.40
%
 
2.66
%
 
2.90
%
 
2.57
%
1 Weighted average yields are based on amortized cost and are presented on an FTE basis.

Securities AFS in an Unrealized Loss Position
The Company held certain investment securities AFS where amortized cost exceeded fair value, resulting in unrealized loss positions. Market changes in interest rates and credit spreads may result in temporary unrealized losses as the market prices of securities fluctuate. At December 31, 2015, the Company did not intend to sell these securities nor was it more-likely-than-not that the Company would be required to sell these securities before their anticipated recovery or maturity. The Company reviewed its portfolio for OTTI in accordance with the accounting policies described in Note 1, "Significant Accounting Policies."

Securities AFS in an unrealized loss position at period end are presented in the following tables.
 
December 31, 2015
 
Less than twelve months
 
Twelve months or longer
 
Total
(Dollars in millions)
Fair
Value
 
Unrealized
Losses
2
 
Fair
Value
 
Unrealized Losses
 
Fair
Value
 
Unrealized
Losses
2
Temporarily impaired securities AFS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Treasury securities

$2,169

 

$14

 

$—

 

$—

 

$2,169

 

$14

Federal agency securities
75

 

 
34

 
1

 
109

 
1

MBS - agency
11,434

 
114

 
958

 
36

 
12,392

 
150

ABS

 

 
7

 
1

 
7

 
1

Other equity securities
3

 
1

 

 

 
3

 
1

Total temporarily impaired securities AFS
13,681

 
129


999


38


14,680


167

OTTI securities AFS 1:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ABS
1

 

 

 

 
1

 

Total OTTI securities AFS
1

 

 

 

 
1

 

Total impaired securities AFS

$13,682

 

$129

 

$999

 

$38

 

$14,681

 

$167


 
December 31, 2014
 
Less than twelve months
 
Twelve months or longer
 
Total
(Dollars in millions)
Fair
Value
 
Unrealized
 Losses 2
 
Fair
Value
 
Unrealized
Losses
2
 
Fair
Value
 
Unrealized
 Losses 2
Temporarily impaired securities AFS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Treasury securities

$150

 

$1

 

$—

 

$—

 

$150