16 January 2020
Secure Income REIT Plc
Quarterly Dividend Declaration
The Board of Secure Income REIT Plc (AIM: SIR), the specialist long term income REIT, today declares an interim dividend in respect of the year ending 31 December 2019 at a rate of 4.2 pence per share.
Dividends will be payable on 21 February 2020 to shareholders on the register on 24 January 2020. The ex-dividend date will be 23 January 2020.
The dividend will be paid as a Property Income Distribution in respect of the Company's tax exempt property rental business.
For further information on the Company, please contact:
Secure Income REIT Plc
+44 20 7647 7647
Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited
+44 20 7710 7600
+44 20 3727 1000
About Secure Income REIT Plc
Secure Income REIT specialises in generating long term, inflation protected, secure income from real estate investments. Its investment strategy is designed to satisfy investors' growing requirements for high quality, safe, inflation protected income flows.
At 30 June 2019, the Group's investment property portfolio (adjusted for the sale of eight hospitals after the balance sheet date) was valued at £2.1 billion, producing £111.1 million per annum of rental income from long term leases with a weighted average unexpired term to expiry of 21.5 years with no breaks. All rental income is subject to fixed uplifts or RPI upwards only rent reviews with 59% of rental income subject to RPI-linked reviews and 41% having fixed uplifts.
The Group's portfolio comprises key operating assets let to strong businesses in defensive sectors with high barriers to entry. The RPI-linked rent reviews and fixed rental uplifts combine with fixed cost debt to drive healthy dividend growth, creating attractive and predictable returns.
The Company is advised by Prestbury Investments Partners Limited, owned by the team which advised Max Property Group plc until August 2014, when all of the assets of Max Property Group plc were sold to Blackstone Group. Prestbury is owned and run by a team of real estate and finance professionals including Nick Leslau, Mike Brown, Tim Evans, Ben Walford and Sandy Gumm.
The Company's Board is chaired by Martin Moore together with three further independent Directors: Leslie Ferrar, Jonathan Lane and Ian Marcus, as well as three members of the Prestbury Team: Nick Leslau, Mike Brown and Sandy Gumm.
The Company is a UK REIT which floated on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in June 2014.
The Company's LEI is 213800M1VI451RU17H40
Further information on Secure Income REIT is available at www.SecureIncomeREIT.co.uk.
Dividend withholding tax deductions
Shareholders entitled to elect to receive distributions without deduction for withholding tax should complete the declaration form which is available in the Investor Centre of the Company's website, www.SecureIncomeREIT.co.uk or by request to [email protected] or by writing to the Company Secretary, Secure Income REIT Plc, Cavendish House, 18 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PJ. Shareholders who qualify for gross payments are, principally, UK resident companies, certain UK public bodies, UK charities, UK pension schemes and the managers of ISAs, PEPs and Child Trust Funds, in each case subject to certain conditions. Individuals and non-UK residents do not qualify for gross payments of distributions and should not complete the declaration form.
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