DALLAS, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PMC Commercial Trust (NYSE MKT: PCC), ("PMC Commercial") issues a clarification to its press release issued Monday, July 8, 2013 announcing its entry into a Merger Agreement (the "Original Press Release"). The $0.175 per common share cash dividend initially expected to be paid by the merged company, as referenced in the third paragraph of the Original Press Release, is an annual dividend, to be paid on a quarterly basis, which will provide a 3.5% annualized yield on its pro forma equity market capitalization. TERMINOLOGY Terms used in this press release shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Original Press Release. IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND WHERE TO FIND IT This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. PMC Commercial plans to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a Registration Statement on Form S-4 and file with the SEC and mail to its shareholders a Proxy Statement/Prospectus in connection with the merger and other transactions. The Registration Statement and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus will contain important information about PMC Commercial, CIM Urban REIT and their respective affiliates, the merger and other transactions, and related matters. Investors and security holders are urged to read the Registration Statement and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus carefully when they are available. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration Statement and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by PMC Commercial through the web site maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov and that maintained by PMC Commercial Trust at www.pmctrust.com. In addition, investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration Statement and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus from PMC Commercial by contacting PMC Commercial Trust, Attn: Investor Relations, 17950 Preston Road, Suite 600, Dallas, Texas 75252. PMC Commercial and its trust managers and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the merger and other transactions contemplated by the merger agreement. Information regarding PMC Commercial's trust managers and executive officers is contained in PMC Commercial's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, and in its definitive proxy statement dated April 29, 2013, which are filed with the SEC. As of April 15, 2013, PMC Commercial's trust managers and executive officers beneficially owned as a group approximately 499,243 Common Shares, or 4.7% of PMC Commercial's Common Shares. Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants will be included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other relevant documents filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed merger and other transactions if and when they become available. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS The information set forth herein (including information included or referenced herein) contains "forward-looking statements" (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended), which reflect PMC Commercial's and CIM Urban REIT's expectations regarding future events. The forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, whether and when the merger and other transactions contemplated by the merger agreement will be consummated, PMC Commercial's and CIM Group's plans for the merged company, market and other expectations, objectives, intentions, as well as any expectations with respect to the merged company, including regarding valuations, future dividends, estimates of growth, and other statements that are not historical facts.