JPMorgan Chase & Co. could pay off the government's $25 billion bank-bailout investment as early as this year, James Dimon, its chairman and chief executive, said at his company's investor day Thursday.

Mr. Dimon said such a payoff was possible but would not happen without consultation with regulators. "As a company, we'll do what is in the best interests of this company, clients, and the country. We're not going to be disturbed by the rancor going on in Washington."

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