TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 18, 2015) - Prime Dividend Corp. (the "Company") declares its monthly distribution of $0.06500 for each Class A share and $0.04167 for each Preferred share. Distributions are payable April 10, 2015 to shareholders on record as of March 31, 2015.
Under the distribution policy announced on July 17, 2014, the monthly dividend payable on the Class A shares is determined by applying a 10% annualized rate on the volume weighted average market price (VWAP) of the Class A shares over the last 5 trading days of the preceding month. As a result, Class A shareholders of record on March 31, 2015 will receive a dividend of $0.06500 per share based on the VWAP of $7.80 over the last 5 trading days in February, payable on April 10, 2015. Effectively, the actual amount of monthly distributions paid will vary with the market price, but the current yield will remain stable at 10% (based on the VWAP) under this new distribution policy.
Preferred shareholders continue to received prime plus 0.75% with a minimum rate of 5% annually.
Since inception Class A shareholders have received a total of $7.90 per share and Preferred shareholders have received a total of $5.10 per share inclusive of this distribution, for a combined total of $13.00 per unit.
The Company invests in a portfolio of high yielding Canadian Companies as follows:
|Banks||Investment Management||Life Insurance||Utilities & Other|
|Bank of Montreal||AGF Management Ltd.||Great-West Lifeco Inc.||BCE Inc.|
|Bank of Nova Scotia||CI Financial Corp.||Manulife Financial Corporation||TransAlta Corp|
|CIBC||IGM Financial Inc.||Sun Life Financial Inc.||TransCanada Corp|
|National Bank of Canada||Power Financial Corp.|
|Royal Bank of Canada||TMX Group Inc.|
|Class A Share (PDV)||$0.06500|
|Preferred Share (PDV.PR.A)||$0.04167|
|Ex-Dividend Date:||March 27, 2015|
|Record Date:||March 31, 2015|
|Payable Date:||April 10, 2015|