Fourth Quarter 2013 Dividend
The Company declared the fourth quarter 2013 common stock cash dividend of $0.09 per common share. This dividend is payable January 24, 2014 to common shareholders of record on December 31, 2013. The ex-dividend date is December 27, 2013.
For the nine months of 2013, the Company paid cash dividends totaling $0.27 per common share, of which the Company estimates $0.22 per share is taxable income for federal tax purposes. Taxable income and the ultimate composition of the dividend between income and return of capital are calculated on a cumulative basis and will change over the course of the year. The character and composition of the dividend will not be finalized until the Company files its 2013 tax return in 2014.
Continuation of Dividend Program
As previously announced, the Company initiated a regular quarterly dividend of $0.09 per common share for each of the quarters in 2013. The Board of Directors has reviewed the dividend program and will continue to pay a dividend of $0.09 per share for the first and second quarter of 2014. Portions of these dividends and those paid in 2013 may be ordinary income, capital gains or a return of capital.
The Company continues to work diligently to complete the ongoing work towards becoming current on all of its filings required under applicable securities laws. The Company will file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, and all other required filings as soon as practicable.
Chimera Investment Corporation invests in residential mortgage loans, residential mortgage-backed securities, real estate-related securities and various other asset classes. The Company’s principal business objective is to generate income from the spread between yields on its investments and its cost of borrowing and hedging activities. The Company is a Maryland corporation that has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”).