SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE:SRC) ("Spirit" or the "Company"), a premier net-lease real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in single-tenant, operationally essential real estate, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.175 per common share, representing an annualized rate of $0.70 per common share. Shareholders of record as of March 31, 2016, will receive the $0.175 cash dividend on April 15, 2016.
Information pertaining to Spirit’s dividends can be obtained through the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.spiritrealty.com. For account inquiries relating to Spirit’s quarterly dividends, please contact Spirit’s transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC at (866) 703-9065.
About Spirit Realty Capital
Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE:SRC) is a premier net-lease real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in and manages a portfolio primarily of single-tenant, operationally essential real estate assets throughout the United States. Single-tenant, operationally essential real estate generally refers to free-standing, commercial real estate facilities where our tenants conduct business activities that are essential to the generation of their sales and profits. Our properties are frequently acquired through strategic sale-leaseback transactions and are predominantly leased on a long-term, triple-net basis to high-quality tenants.
Founded in 2003, Spirit is an established net-lease REIT with a proven growth strategy and a seasoned management team focused on producing superior risk adjusted returns. As of December 31, 2015, the Company's undepreciated gross real estate investment portfolio was approximately $8.3 billion, representing investments in 2,629 properties, including 144 properties securing mortgage loans made by the Company. Our properties are leased to 438 tenants who represent 28 diverse industries across 49 states.
More information about Spirit Realty Capital can be found on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.spiritrealty.com.
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “expect,” “plan,” "will," “estimate,” “project,” “intend,” “believe,” “guidance,” and other similar expressions that do not relate to historical matters. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, which include, but are not limited to, Spirit’s continued ability to source new investments, risks associated with using debt to fund Spirit’s business activities (including refinancing and interest rate risks, changes in interest rates and/or credit spreads), unknown liabilities acquired in connection with acquired properties or interests in real-estate related entities, risks related to the potential relocation of our corporate headquarters to Dallas, Texas, general risks affecting the real estate industry and local real estate markets (including, without limitation, the market value of our properties, the inability to enter into or renew leases at favorable rates, portfolio occupancy varying from our expectations, dependence on tenants’ financial condition and operating performance, and competition from other developers, owners and operators of real estate), potential fluctuations in the consumer price index, risks associated with our failure to maintain our status as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and other additional risks discussed in Spirit’s most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K. Spirit expressly disclaims any responsibility to update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
Investor Contact: Mary Jensen Vice President, Investor Relations (480) 315-6604 firstname.lastname@example.org
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