TORONTO, June 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Terra Firma Capital Corporation (TII.V) ("Terra Firma" or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that given its cash generation profile and shareholder return objectives, the Company will be initiating a quarterly dividend program starting in the third quarter. The board of directors has declared the Company’s initial cash dividend of $0.005 per common share for the third quarter of 2019 (subject to adjustment in the event of any share consolidation which may occur prior to the payment thereof). The dividend will be payable on October 15, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 30, 2019.
“Over the last several years, Terra Firma has been successful in growing a high quality portfolio of cash flowing assets, and we continue to be very bullish about our growth prospects and robust pipeline of opportunities. As such, we are transitioning to a more balanced approach to managing our cash earnings not only for future investments but also to pay out a yield to our shareholders. This dividend will help to accomplish that objective,” commented Glenn Watchorn, President and Chief Executive Officer. “2019 has started off on a strong footing and we expect to build on this foundation with sustainable earnings growth, greater visibility and liquidity for shareholders being at the center of our decisions,” he further commented.
Terra Firma designates any and all dividends paid or deemed for Canadian federal, provincial or territorial income tax purposes to be paid as “eligible dividends”, unless indicated otherwise in respect of dividends paid subsequent to this notification, and hereby notifies all recipients of such dividends of this designation.
About Terra Firma
Terra Firma is a full service, publicly traded real estate finance company that provides real estate financings secured by investment properties and real estate developments throughout Canada and the United States. The Company focuses on arranging and providing financing with flexible terms to real estate developers and owners who require shorter-term loans to bridge a transitional period of one to five years where they require capital at various stages of development or redevelopment of a property. These loans are typically repaid with lower cost, longer-term debt obtained from other Canadian financial institutions once the applicable transitional period is over or the redevelopment is complete, or from proceeds generated from the sale of the real estate assets. Terra Firma offers a full spectrum of real estate financing under the guidance of strict corporate governance, clarity and transparency. For further information please visit Terra Firma’s website at www.tfcc.ca.
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