ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. ("Hannon Armstrong" or the "Company;"NYSE: HASI), a leading sustainable infrastructure investor, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share of common stock, payable on January 10, 2014, to stockholders of record on December 30, 2013. This represents a 57% increase from the prior dividend of $0.14 which was announced in November, 2013.
Based upon the Company's common stock closing price of $12.50 per share on December 16, 2013, the dividend represents an annualized yield of 7%.
About Hannon Armstrong
Hannon Armstrong makes debt and equity investments in sustainable infrastructure projects. The Company focuses on profitable projects that increase energy efficiency, provide cleaner energy, positively impact the environment or make more efficient use of natural resources. Hannon Armstrong targets projects that have high credit quality obligors, fully contracted revenue streams and inherent economic value.
The Company, based in Annapolis, MD, has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for federal income tax purposes beginning with the year ending December 31, 2013.
Forward Looking Statements
Some of the information contained in this press release are forward-looking statements and 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. When used in this press release, the words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "plan," "continue," "intend," "should," "may," "target," or similar expressions, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Investors are cautioned against placing undue reliance on such statements. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements include the state of government legislation, regulation and policies that support energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure projects and that enhance the economic feasibility of energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure projects and the general market demands for such projects; market trends in Company's industry, energy markets, commodity prices, interest rates, the debt and lending markets or the general economy; the Company's business and investment strategy; the Company's relationships with originators, investors, market intermediaries and professional advisers; competition from other providers of financing; the Company's ability to obtain and maintain financing arrangements on favorable terms, including securitizations; general volatility of the securities markets in which the Company participates; changes in the value of the Company's assets; interest rate and maturity mismatches between the Company's assets and any borrowings used to fund such assets; changes in interest rates and the market value of the Company's target assets; impact of and changes in governmental regulations, tax law and rates, accounting guidance and similar matters; estimates relating to the Company's ability to make distributions to its stockholders in the future; and other factors, including those discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" included in the Company's prospectus dated April 17, 2013 that was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under SEC Registration number 333-186711, as well as in other reports that the Company files with the SEC.
Forward-looking statements are based on estimates as of the date of this press release. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements reflecting new estimates, events or circumstances after the date of this earnings release.
The risks included here are not exhaustive. Additional factors could adversely affect the Company's business and financial performance. Moreover, the Company operates in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risk factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors, nor can the Company assess the impact of all such risk factors on its business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results.
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