TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 12, 2017) - (TSX:ERM) Eclipse Residential Mortgage Investment Corporation ("Eclipse") is pleased to announce a 15.4% increase in the dividend rate to $0.0625 per Common Share per month for record dates from January to March 2017. This represents an annualized dividend of $0.75 per Common Share or a distribution yield of 7.7% based on the January 10, 2017 closing price.
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The dividend increase is consistent with the previously disclosed increase that was intended following the transition of Eclipse from the Canadian securities regulatory regime for investment funds to the regulatory regime for reporting issuers that are not investment funds, which became effective January 4, 2017.
Eclipse has paid total dividends of approximately $2.14 per Common Share since inception to December 31, 2016 and the dividend has been increased twice, while also growing the book value per Common Share. Since inception to December 31, 2016, Eclipse has generated a total return of 7.8%(1) per annum. Eclipse expects to announce the implementation of an amended dividend reinvestment plan later in January 2017 to allow shareholders to realize the benefits of compound growth through an efficient, commission-free program.
About Brompton Funds
Brompton Funds, a division of Brompton Group which was founded in 2000, is an experienced investment fund manager with approximately $2.0 billion in assets under management. Brompton's investment solutions include TSX listed closed-end funds, mutual funds, hedge funds and flow-through limited partnerships. For further information, please contact your investment advisor, call Brompton's investor relations line at 416-642-6000 (toll-free at 1-866-642-6001), email email@example.com or visit our website at www.bromptongroup.com.
About MCAP Financial Corporation
One of Canada's largest mortgage financing companies, MCAP Financial Corporation ("MCAP") originates and services all mortgages for Eclipse. MCAP has more than 20 years of experience underwriting and servicing Canadian Single Family Residential Mortgages, with over $60 billion in mortgage assets managed for banks, lifecos, credit unions and institutional investors.
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