NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Regency Affiliates, Inc. (OTC-PINK: RAFI) ("Regency") today announced that it will issue a quarterly dividend of 5.875 cents per common share on January 7, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of trading on December 30, 2015.
"We are pleased to declare our quarterly dividend of 5.875 cents per share which will include the 6.8% increase initiated in October 2015," commented Laurence Levy, Chairman and Chief Executive of Regency. "After a review of our cash flow and growth, we believe we will be able to support this dividend both currently and in the future."
"Our Security West investment represents a 50% indirect interest in real estate occupied by the United States Social Security Administration under a lease expiring in 2018. The mortgage balance will be amortized to approximately $31.8 million on December 31, 2015, down from $98.5 million at the lease commencement on June 24, 2003. We anticipate that the mortgage will be amortized by more than $6.8 million in 2015."
"Additionally, Regency owns an indirect 50% interest in Mobile Energy which owns and operates an energy facility located in Mobile, Alabama. The facility supplies co-generated steam and electricity for use in Kimberly-Clark's mill's operations under a 15 year agreement signed in 2004. This investment currently generates in excess of $2.9 million of cash distributions per annum for Regency. Since our investment in Mobile Energy, the debt on that entity has been amortized from $28.5 million on the date of our investment on April 30, 2004 to the current balance of approximately $10.6 million."
"We are pleased to announce that Hagai Shilo is joining our board effective November 17, 2015. Mr. Shilo is currently the Managing Director of Oceana Investment Partners LLP. Mr. Shilo was formerly a Director of Corporate Finance and Investment banking at Benny Steinmetz Group, and also worked at BNP Paribas and JP Morgan UK investment banking groups. Mr. Shilo has an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University, Holland and a BA in Accounting and Economics from the Tel Aviv University. Mr. Shilo brings a deep knowledge of investments and capital structures to our board."
"We are continuing to review and evaluate further investment opportunities for Regency, and intend to grow the company by investing in other attractive long term assets that meet our business characteristics and valuation criteria. Our cash resources and value per share continue to grow based on our existing investments. In order to facilitate efficient processing of the dividend, management strongly suggests all shareholders with shares held in certificate form contact our transfer agent, TransferOnline, Inc. at (503) 227-2950 and confirm that the registration information is correct."
About Regency Affiliates
Regency Affiliates, Inc. invests in assets that generate attractive, predictable and sustainable returns on capital. We currently own two assets:
- An indirect 50% interest in the 717,000 square foot facility Security West complex located on 34.3 acres in Woodlawn, Maryland. The facility is occupied under a lease expiring in 2018 by the United States Social Security Administration; and
- An indirect 50% interest in Mobile Energy which owns and operates an energy facility located on approximately 11 acres of land in Mobile, Alabama. The facility supplies up to 61 megawatts of co-generated steam and electricity for use in the Kimberly-Clark's mill's operations under a 15 year agreement signed in 2004.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are predictive in nature or depend on or refer to future events and can be identified by the words "may," "might," "will," "should," "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "hope," or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy or are otherwise beyond our control and some of which might not even be anticipated. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Future events and actual results, affecting our strategic plan as well as our financial position, results of operations and cash flows, could differ materially from those described in or contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that contribute to such risks include, but are not limited to, the effect of the economic downturn in our markets; a default or catastrophe involving the properties in which we invest, our ability to use tax loss and credit carryforwards or changes in amounts allocated to us from our Security Land investment for tax purposes and competition for business opportunities. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
For a more detailed description of these uncertainties and other factors, please see the Regency website at www.regencyaffiliates.com.
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