TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prime Dividend Corp. (The "Company") declares its monthly distribution of $0.06625 for each Class A share and $0.04167 for each Preferred share. Distributions are payable January 10, 2018 to shareholders on record as at December 29, 2017.

Under the distribution policy announced on July 17, 2014, the monthly dividend payable on the Class A shares is determined by applying a 10.00% 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 December 29, 2017 will receive a dividend of $0.06625 per share based on the VWAP of $7.95 payable on January 10, 2018. The yield will remain stable at 10.00% (based on the VWAP) under this distribution policy.

Preferred shareholders continue to receive prime plus 0.75% with a minimum rate of 5.00%.

Since inception Class A shareholders have received a total of $9.74 per share and Preferred shareholders have received a total of $6.47 per share inclusive of this distribution, for a combined total of $16.21.

The Company invests in a portfolio of high yielding Canadian Companies as follows:

Banks  Investment Management Life InsuranceUtilities & Other
Bank of MontrealAGF Management Ltd.Great-West Lifeco Inc.BCE Inc.
Bank of Nova ScotiaCI Financial Corp.  Manulife Financial Corporation TransAlta Corp
CIBCIGM Financial Inc.Sun Life Financial Inc.TransCanada Corp
  National Bank of Canada     Power Financial Corp.
Royal Bank of Canada  TMX Group Inc.
Toronto-Dominion Bank   

Distribution Details
Class A Share (PDV)$0.06625
Preferred Share (PDV.PR.A)   $0.04167
Ex-Dividend Date:December 28, 2017
Record Date:December 29, 2017
Payable Date:January 10, 2018

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