Contacts: Assaf Ran, CEO(516) 444-3400
GREAT NECK, N.Y., March 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOAN) announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a common stock repurchase allowing the buyback of up to 100,000 common shares in market or off-market transactions at prevailing prices over the next twelve months. The manner, timing and number of shares purchased will be at the Company's discretion. Assaf Ran, Chairman of the Board and CEO stated, "The Company and its Board have decided to approve this stock buy-back program in order to be able to take advantage of unpredictable and volatile trading activities as occurred recently, and may buy its own shares at what Management believes could be significantly undervalued prices." About Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. offers short-term secured, non-banking loans (sometimes referred to as ''hard money'' loans) to real estate investors to fund their acquisition, renovation, rehabilitation or improvement of properties located in the New York metropolitan area. We operate the web site: http://www.manhattanbridgecapital.com Forward Looking Statements This report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the words "believe," "expect," "intend," "estimate" and similar expressions. Those statements appear in a number of places in this report and include statements regarding our intent, belief or current expectations or those of our directors or officers with respect to, among other things, trends affecting our financial condition and results of operations and our business and growth strategies. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those projected, expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors (such factors are referred to herein as "Cautionary Statements"), including but not limited to the following: (i) we have limited operating history as a Real Estate Investment Trust ("REIT"); (ii) our loan origination activities, revenues and profits are limited by available funds; (iii) we operate in a highly competitive market and competition may limit our ability to originate loans with favorable interest rates; (iv) our chief executive officer is critical to our business and our future success may depend on our ability to retain him; (v) if we overestimate the yields on our loans or incorrectly value the collateral securing the loan, we may experience losses; (vi) we may be subject to "lender liability" claims; (vii) our loan portfolio is illiquid; (viii) our due diligence may not uncover all of a borrower's liabilities or other risks to its business; (ix) borrower concentration could lead to significant losses; (x) our management has limited experience managing a REIT; and (xi) we may choose to make distributions in our own stock, in which case you may be required to pay income taxes in excess of the cash dividends you receive. The accompanying information contained in this press release, including the information set forth under "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, identifies important factors that could cause such differences. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and we caution potential investors not to place undue reliance on such statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the Cautionary Statements.