Ex-Div Reminder for OFG Bancorp's 7.125% Non-cumulative Monthly Income Preferred Stock, Series A

On 2/12/14, OFG Bancorp's 7.125% Non-cumulative Monthly Income Preferred Stock, Series A ( OFG.PRA) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.1484, payable on 2/28/14. As a percentage of OFG.PRA's recent share price of $20.50, this dividend works out to approximately 0.72%, so look for shares of OFG.PRA to trade 0.72% lower — all else being equal — when OFG.PRA shares open for trading on 2/12/14. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 8.69%, which compares to an average yield of 5.78% in the "Financial" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.

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As of last close, OFG.PRA was trading at a 18.04% discount to its liquidation preference amount. Investors should keep in mind that the shares are not cumulative, meaning that in the event of a missed payment, the company does not have to pay the balance of missed dividends to preferred shareholders before resuming a common dividend. The chart below shows the one year performance of OFG.PRA shares, versus OFG:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for OFG.PRA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1484 on OFG Bancorp's 7.125% Non-cumulative Monthly Income Preferred Stock, Series A:

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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, OFG Bancorp ( OFG) makes up 1.08% of the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE) which is trading lower by about 0.8% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, OFG Bancorp's 7.125% Non-cumulative Monthly Income Preferred Stock, Series A ( OFG.PRA) is currently up about 0.1% on the day, while the common shares ( OFG) are off about 2%.

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