TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadian Banc Corp. (The "Company") declares its monthly distribution of $0.11800 for each Class A share and $0.04167 for each Preferred share. Distributions are payable March 9, 2018 to shareholders on record as at February 28, 2018.
Under the distribution policy announced in September 2013, the monthly dividend payable on the Class A shares is determined by applying a 10% annualized rate on the volume weighted average market price (VWAP) of the Class A shares over the last 3 trading days of the preceding month. As a result, Class A shareholders of record on February 28, 2018 will receive a dividend of $0.11800 per share based on the VWAP of $14.16 payable on March 9, 2018. The yield will remain stable at 10.00% (based on the VWAP) under this distribution policy.
Preferred shareholders continue to receive prime plus 0.75% with a minimum rate of 5.00%.
Since inception Class A shareholders have received a total of $13.41 per share and Preferred shareholders have received a total of $6.73 per share inclusive of this distribution, for a combined total of $20.14.
The Company invests in a portfolio of six publicly traded Canadian Banks as follows: Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, National Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto-Dominion Bank. Shares held within the portfolio are expected to range between 5-20% in weight but may vary at any time. To generate additional returns above the dividend income earned on the portfolio, The Company engages in a selective covered call writing program.
| Class A Share (BK)||$0.11800|
|Preferred Share (BK.PR.A)||$0.04167|
|Ex-Dividend Date:||February 27, 2018|
|Record Date:||February 28, 2018|
|Payable Date:||March 9, 2018|