NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BXMT) (the "Company") today announced that it has adopted a Dividend Reinvestment and Direct Stock Purchase Plan (the "Plan"). The Plan has two components: a dividend reinvestment component and a direct stock purchase component. The dividend reinvestment component allows stockholders of the Company's class A common stock ("Common Stock") to designate all or a portion of the cash dividends on their shares of Common Stock for reinvestment in additional shares of Common Stock. The direct stock purchase component allows stockholders and new investors, subject to the Company's approval, to purchase shares of Common Stock directly from the Company at a discount that can range from 0%-5.0%.
As recently announced, the Company declared a regular cash dividend of $0.48 per share on shares of Common Stock for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. The dividend is payable on April 15, 2014 to the Company's stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 31, 2014. Stockholders must enroll in the dividend reinvestment component of the Plan by 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2014 for these dividends to qualify for participation in the Plan.
The Plan will be administered through the Company's transfer agent, American Stock Transfer and Trust Company, LLC ("AST"). AST will purchase shares for the Plan either in the open market, directly from the Company as newly issued shares of Common Stock, or in privately negotiated transactions with third parties, as described in the Plan. Stockholders and other persons may obtain a copy of the Plan prospectus, enrollment and optional investment forms by contacting AST at (877) 281-4470 or (718) 921-8124, if outside the United States, or visiting AST's website at www.AmStock.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. The offer is being made solely through the Plan prospectus.
About Blackstone Mortgage Trust
Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BXMT) is a real estate finance company that primarily originates and purchases senior mortgage loans collateralized by properties in the United States and Europe. The Company is externally managed by BXMT Advisors L.L.C., a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group L.P., or Blackstone, and is a real estate investment trust traded on the NYSE under the symbol "BXMT." Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. is headquartered in New York City.
Blackstone (NYSE: BX) is one of the world's leading investment and advisory firms. Blackstone seeks to create positive economic impact and long‐term value for its investors, the companies it invests in, the companies it advises and the broader global economy. Blackstone does this through the commitment of its extraordinary people and flexible capital. Blackstone's asset management businesses include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, hedge fund solutions, non‐investment grade credit, secondary funds, and multi asset class exposures falling outside of other funds' mandates. Blackstone also provides various financial advisory services, including financial and strategic advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement services.
This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect Blackstone Mortgage Trust's current views with respect to, among other things, Blackstone Mortgage Trust's operations and financial performance. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as "outlook," "believes," "expects," "potential," "continues," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "predicts," "intends," "plans," "estimates," "anticipates" or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. Blackstone Mortgage Trust believes these factors include but are not limited to those described under the section entitled "Risk Factors" in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, as such factors may be updated from time to time in its periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission which are accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this release and in the filings. Blackstone Mortgage Trust assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward‐looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events or circumstances.
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