If you purchase the capital securities, as an undivided beneficial owner in the junior subordinated debentures, you will be entitled to receive cumulative cash distributions at an annual rate of 8.00%. Interest on the junior subordinated debentures will accrue, and as a result distributions on the capital securities will accumulate, from the date of issuance, and will be paid quarterly in arrears on March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1 of each year, beginning December 1, 2002, unless they are deferred as described below.
Zions Capital Trust B will redeem all of the outstanding capital securities when the junior subordinated debentures are repaid at maturity. The junior subordinated debentures are scheduled to mature on September 1, 2032.
In addition, if we redeem any junior subordinated debentures before their maturity, Zions Capital Trust B will use the cash it receives on the redemption of the junior subordinated debentures to redeem, on a proportionate basis, the capital securities and the common securities. We can redeem the junior subordinated debentures before their maturity at 100% of their principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest in whole or in part on one or more occasions any time on or after September 1, 2007, or in whole at any time following the occurrence of certain changes in tax laws and regulations or in the treatment of the capital securities for bank regulatory purposes. These circumstances are more fully described below under the caption "Certain Terms of the Capital Securities¨Redemption or Exchange" on page S-21 in this prospectus supplement. We will not redeem the junior subordinated debentures unless we obtain the prior approval of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to do so, if then required under the Federal Reserve Board's capital guidelines or policies.