The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO) ("GEO") announced today the tax treatment of its 2015 dividend distributions.

The following table summarizes, for income tax purposes, the nature of distributions paid to shareholders, presented on a per share basis, during the calendar year ended December 31, 2015. Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their own tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of GEO distributions.

Common Stock(CUSIP # 36162J106)
                     
                Ordinary Dividends       Capital Gains        
CUSIP  

RecordDate
 

PaymentDate
 

TotalDividends
  Total   Qualified (1)   Non-Qualified   Total  

UnrecapturedSection 1250
  Long Term  

NondividendDistributions (2)
36162J106   2/17/2015   2/27/2015   $ 0.6200000     $ 0.4669470     $ 0.0529749     $ 0.4139721     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 0.1530530  
36162J106   5/11/2015   5/21/2015   $ 0.6200000     $ 0.4669470     $ 0.0529749     $ 0.4139721     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 0.1530530  
36162J106   8/14/2015   8/24/2015   $ 0.6200000     $ 0.4669470     $ 0.0529749     $ 0.4139721     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 0.1530530  
36162J106   11/16/2015   11/25/2015   $ 0.6500000     $ 0.4895412     $ 0.0555382     $ 0.4340030     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 0.1604588  
       
Totals $ 2.5100000     $ 1.8903821     $ 0.2144627     $ 1.6759194     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 0.6196179  
 
Percentage 100 % 75.31403 % 11.34494 % 88.65506 % 0.00000 % 0.00000 % 0.00000 % 24.68597 %
 
 

(1) For 2015, Qualified Dividends represents the portion of Total Ordinary Dividends which constitutes a "Qualified Dividend", as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.

 
(2) The amount constitutes a "Return of Capital", as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.

About The GEO Group, Inc.

The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO) is the first fully integrated equity real estate investment trust specializing in the design, financing, development, and operation of correctional, detention, and community reentry facilities around the globe. GEO is the world's leading provider of diversified correctional, detention, community reentry, and electronic monitoring services to government agencies worldwide with operations in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. GEO's worldwide operations include the ownership and/or management of 104 facilities totaling approximately 87,000 beds, including projects under development, with a growing workforce of approximately 20,500 professionals.

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