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Arbor Realty Trust Announces Tax Treatment Of 2013 Dividend Distributions

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a real estate investment trust focused on the business of investing in real estate related bridge and mezzanine loans, preferred and direct equity investments, mortgage-related securities and other real estate related assets, announced today the tax treatment of its 2013 dividend distributions for the Company's common and preferred shares of beneficial interest. 2013 is the initial year for the preferred shares dividends.

During 2013, the total per share distributions paid on Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. common stock was $.50; for tax reporting purposes 100%, or $.50 will be classified as dividend income (of which 100% are non-qualified dividends). The 2013 distributions paid with respect to Arbor Realty Trust's common stock (CUSIP #038923108 and traded under ticker symbol ABR) are summarized on a quarterly basis, as follows:

Record Date Payment Date Total Distribution Per share Non- Qualified Dividend Qualified Dividend Capital Gain Distribution
03/05/2013 03/12/2013 $.12 $.12 $.00 $.00
05/15/2013 05/31/2013 .12 .12 .00 .00
08/14/2013 09/03/2013 .13 .13 .00 .00
11/20/2013 12/02/2013 .13 .13 .00 .00
    $.50 $.50 $.00 $.00

During 2013, the total per share distributions paid on Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. 8.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (CUSIP # 038923603) are summarized on a quarterly basis, as follows:

  Record Date   Payment Date Total Distribution Per share Non- Qualified Dividends   Qualified Dividend Capital Gain Distribution
05/15/2013 05/31/2013 $ .687500 $ .687500 $.00000 $.00000
08/14/2013 09/03/2013  .515625  .515625  .00000  .00000
11/15/2013 12/02/2013  .515625  .515625  .00000  .00000
    $1.718750 $1.718750 $.00000 $.00000

During 2013, the totals per share distributions paid on Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. 7.75% Series B Cumulative Preferred Stock (CUSIP # 038923702) are summarized on a quarterly basis, as follows:

  Record Date   Payment Date Total Distribution Per share Non- Qualified Dividends   Qualified Dividend Capital Gain Distribution
08/14/2013 09/03/2013 $ .602800 $ .602800 $.00000 $.00000
11/15/2013 12/02/2013  .484375  .484375 $.00000 $.00000
    $1.087175 $1.08715 $.00000 $.00000

Note: Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. dividend distributions.

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