Dynex Capital, Inc. Increases Fourth Quarter Common Stock Dividend and Announces Filing Amendment to Shelf Registration Statement for Future Opportunities
GLEN ALLEN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dynex Capital, Inc. (NYSE: DX) announced today that its Board of Directors has increased the dividend on its common stock to $0.28 per share for the fourth quarter of 2011. The Company had paid $0.27 per common share quarterly since the fourth quarter of 2010. The common stock dividend will be payable on January 31, 2012 to shareholders of record as of December 30, 2011. There is no dividend reinvestment discount for the fourth quarter dividends reinvested through the Company's Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan.
We are happy to be able to increase our dividend this quarter. Fundamentals are strong and our portfolio continues to perform well. Most aspects of our business are showing solid results and our net interest spread has improved modestly during the quarter. Prepayments this quarter have been lower than forecast and credit performance thus far has been favorable, said Thomas Akin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. While one can never be certain of the future, these trends allowed the Board to increase our dividend this quarter. We are committed to providing an attractive risk adjusted total return to our shareholders and this dividend increase is a step in delivering on that commitment. We look forward to providing more detailed disclosure when we announce results in early 2012.
In addition, the Company announced today that it has filed a pre-effective amendment to its universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (file no. 333-173551) with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The shelf registration statement was originally filed on April 15, 2011, and covers common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, warrants, shareholder rights and units consisting of two or more of the foregoing. The amendment was filed to update the registration statement for information related to the Companys ratio of earnings to fixed charges and other information. The registration statement will allow Dynex to raise capital depending on future market conditions and/or investment opportunities. The Company indicated that it expects the shelf registration statement to be declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission in the near future. The shelf registration statement, when declared effective, will replace the Companys previous shelf registration statement that expired in April 2011. Any offerings of securities under the shelf registration statement, and the terms of any offering, will be disclosed in a prospectus supplement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Dynex Capital, Inc. is an internally managed real estate investment trust, or REIT, which invests in mortgage assets on a leveraged basis. The Company invests in Agency and non-Agency RMBS and CMBS. The Company also has investments in securitized single-family residential and commercial mortgage loans originated by the Company from 1992 to 1998. Additional information about Dynex Capital, Inc. is available at www.dynexcapital.com.
The registration statement relating to these securities that has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission has not yet become effective. The securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective except in transactions that are exempt from the registration requirements of applicable securities law. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Copies of the registration statement, including the prospectus subject to completion contained therein, are available on the SECs web site at www.sec.gov. In addition, when available, copies of the prospectus, and any prospectus supplement relating to a particular offering, may be obtained by contacting Dynex Capital, Inc., 4991 Lake Brook Drive, Suite 100, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060, Attention: Alison Griffin (804-217-5897).
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding the business of Dynex Capital (DX), Inc. that are not historical facts such as the effectiveness or future use of the shelf registration statement are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of these risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see Risk Factors in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Dynex Capital, Inc.
Alison Griffin, 804-217-5897
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