SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Communities, Inc. (NYSE: SUI), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates manufactured housing communities, today announced its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.63 per share for the fourth quarter of 2009. The dividend is payable January 25, 2010 to shareholders of record January 15, 2010. Sun Communities has 18.8 million shares outstanding. Sun Communities, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that currently owns and operates a portfolio of 136 communities comprising approximately 47,600 developed sites. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS This press release contains various "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the Company intends that such forward-looking statements will be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. The words "will," "may," "could," "expect," "anticipate," "believes," "intends," "should," "plans," "estimates," "approximate" and similar expressions identify these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and financial performance, but involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific to the matters discussed in this press release. These risks and uncertainties may cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include the ability of manufactured home buyers to obtain financing, the level of repossessions by manufactured home lenders and those referenced under the headings entitled "Factors That May Affect Future Results" or "Risk Factors" contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to provide public updates, revisions or amendments to any forward- looking statements made herein to reflect changes in the Company's expectations of future events. For more information about Sun Communities, Inc. visit our website at www.suncommunities.com SOURCE Sun Communities, Inc.