Arbor Realty Trust Announces Tax Treatment Of 2012 Dividend Distributions

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2013 (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 2012 dividend distributions for the Company's common shares of beneficial interest.

During 2012, the total per share distributions paid on Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. common stock was $.285. For tax reporting purposes 100% or $.285 will be classified as dividend income (of which 100% are non-qualified dividends). The 2012 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:
    Total Non-   Capital
Record  Payment  Distribution  Qualified  Qualified  Gain
Date    Date    per share   Dividend   Dividend  Distribution
           
05/22/2012 05/29/2012 $.075 $.075 $.000 $.000
08/21/2012 08/28/2012 .10 .10 .00 .00
11/20/2012 11/28/2012 .11  .11 .00 .00
    $.285 $.285 $.000 $.000

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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