Colony Financial Announces Second Quarter 2012 Dividends on Shares of Common and Preferred Stock
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Colony Financial, Inc. (CLNY) (the Company) (NYSE: CLNY) today announced that the Companys Board of Directors has declared cash dividends on shares of both its common and preferred stock for the second quarter of 2012. The Company's dividend policy is set by its Board of Directors and is evaluated based upon the deployment of the Company's capital and its taxable earnings and cash flow.
Common Stock Dividend
The Company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.35 per common share for the second quarter of 2012. The dividend will be paid on July 16, 2012, to stockholders of record on June 29, 2012.
8.50% Series A Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock
The Company's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.6847 per share on the Company's 8.50% Series A Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock with liquidation preference of $25 per share for the period from March 20, 2012 to July 15, 2012. The dividend will be paid on July 16, 2012, to stockholders of record on June 29, 2012.
About Colony Financial, Inc.
Colony Financial, Inc. is a real estate finance and investment company that is focused primarily on acquiring and originating commercial real estate loans and real estate-related debt at attractive risk-adjusted returns. Secondary debt purchases may include performing, sub-performing or non-performing loans (including loan-to-own strategies). Colony Financial has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Colony Financial is a component of the Russell 2000® and the Russell 3000® indices. For more information, visit www.colonyfinancial.com.
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All forward-looking statements reflect the Companys good faith beliefs, assumptions and expectations, but they are not guarantees of future performance. Furthermore, the Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, of new information, data or methods, future events or other changes. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could cause the Companys future results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements, see the section entitled Risk Factors in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 9, 2012, the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 filed with the SEC on May 8, 2012, and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the SEC.
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