NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Colony Capital, Inc. (“Colony Capital”) (NYSE: CLNY) today announced its Board of Directors has declared a pro rata dividend (the “Pro Rata Dividend”) at the current rate in accordance with the agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger”) among Colony Capital, NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE: NRF), and NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. (NYSE: NSAM).
The Pro Rata Dividend will be $0.004444 per share of common stock per day, which is the daily equivalent of the current quarterly dividend rate of $0.40 per share, and will accrue from January 1, 2017, up to and including the closing date of the Merger. The Merger is expected to close on January 10, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions, and the dividend will be paid as soon as reasonably practicable following closing of the Merger to shareholders of record as of January 9, 2017.
About Colony Capital, Inc.
Colony Capital, Inc. (formerly Colony Financial, Inc.), a New York Stock Exchange publicly traded company, is a leading global real estate and investment management firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with more than 300 employees across 14 offices in 10 countries. Through Colony Capital’s global investment management business, which has operated under the Colony Capital brand for more than 25 years, Colony Capital has sponsored $24 billion of equity across a variety of distinct funds and investment vehicles that collectively invested over $60 billion of total capital. Colony Capital manages capital on behalf of both Colony Capital shareholders and limited partners in private investment funds under its management where Colony Capital may earn management fees and carried interests. Colony Capital’s investment portfolio is primarily composed of: (i) real estate equity; (ii) real estate debt; and (iii) investment management of Colony Capital-sponsored private equity funds and vehicles. Colony Capital has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for U.S. federal income tax purposes. For more information about Colony Capital, please visit www.colonyinc.com.
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