Colony Financial, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: CLNY) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has declared cash dividends on shares of both its common and preferred stock for the third 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 third quarter of 2012. The dividend will be paid on October 15, 2012, to stockholders of record on September 28, 2012.
8.50% Series A Cumulative Perpetual Preferred StockThe Company's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.53125 per share on the Company's 8.50% Series A Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock with liquidation preference of $25 per share for the third quarter of 2012. The dividend will be paid on October 15, 2012, to stockholders of record on September 28, 2012. About Colony Financial, Inc. Colony Financial, Inc. is a real estate finance and investment company that is focused on acquiring, originating and managing a diversified portfolio of opportunistic real estate-related debt and equity investments at attractive risk-adjusted returns. Our investment portfolio and target assets are primarily composed of interests in: (i) secondary loans acquired at a discount to par; (ii) new originations; and (iii) equity in single family homes to be held for investment and rented to tenants. 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. Forward-Looking Statements This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," or "potential" or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases which are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company's control, that may cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.