8-K Stock Repurchase - June 2012

Washington, D.C. 20549



Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 18, 2012

First Citizens BancShares, Inc.
 (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification Number)
4300 Six Forks Road; Raleigh, North Carolina
 (Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant's phone number including area code:   919/716-7000

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Item 8.01 Other Events.
Pursuant to authority granted by its Board of Directors, on June 18, 2012, Registrant entered a stock trading plan (the Plan) with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. (KBW) in accordance with the guidelines specified under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  The Plan provides for the repurchase of up to 100,000 shares of Registrant's Class A common stock and up to 25,000 shares of Registrant's Class B common stock.  The shares may be purchased from time to time from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  The Board's action approving share repurchases does not obligate Registrant to acquire any particular amount of shares, and purchases may be suspended or discontinued at any time.  Any shares of stock that are repurchased will be canceled.
Disclosures About Forward Looking Statements
The discussions included in this Report and its exhibits may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995, including Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially. For the purposes of these discussions, any statements that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Such statements are often characterized by the use of qualifying words such as "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "plans," "projects," or other statements concerning opinions or judgments of

the Registrant and its management about future events. The accuracy of such forward-looking statements could be affected by various factors including, but not limited to, the financial success or changing conditions or strategies of the Registrant's customers or vendors, retention of customers of acquired entities, integration of the operations of acquired entities, fluctuations in interest rates, actions of government regulators, the availability of capital and personnel or general economic conditions including deterioration of collateral values.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

First Citizens BancShares, Inc.

By: /s/ Kenneth A. Black
Date: June 22, 2012
Kenneth A. Black, Vice President