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AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Announces Tax Treatment of 2017 Dividend Distributions

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 2018-- AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MITT) (the “Company”), a real estate investment trust (REIT), announced today the tax treatment of common and preferred stock dividends declared in 2017. This information is provided to assist stockholders with tax reporting requirements related to dividend distributions of taxable income by the Company.

Stockholders should review the 2017 tax statements received from their brokerage firms or other institutions to ensure that the statements agree with the information provided below. Also, as each stockholder’s tax situation may be different, stockholders are encouraged to consult with their own professional tax advisor with respect to their specific tax treatment of the Company’s dividend distributions.

During 2017, the Company did not make any return of capital distributions. Additionally, because the Company is a REIT, dividends declared in the last month of a calendar year with a record date in that calendar year, but which are payable in January of the following year, are considered paid for Form 1099 reporting purposes on December 31 of the calendar year in which such dividend was declared, not on the payable date, to the extent the REIT has any remaining undistributed earnings and profits (as computed for income tax purposes) as of December 31 of that calendar year.

The Company's distributions per share on its common stock (CUSIP #001228105) are to be classified for income tax purposes as follows:

Security
Description

 

Declaration
Date

  Record Date  

Payable Date

 

2017
Distribution
Per Share

 

2017
Ordinary
Dividends

 

2017
Qualified
Dividends (1)

 

2017
Capital
Gains

Common Stock   3/10/2017   3/21/2017   4/28/2017   $0.475   $0.475   $0.00   $0.00
Common Stock   6/8/2017   6/19/2017   7/31/2017   $0.475   $0.475   $0.00   $0.00
Common Stock   9/11/2017   9/29/2017   10/31/2017   $0.575 (2)   $0.575 (2)   $0.00   $0.00
Common Stock   12/15/2017   12/29/2017   1/31/2018   $0.475   $0.475   $0.00   $0.00
Totals   $2.00  

$2.00

 

$0.00

  $0.00

(1)

  Qualified Dividends are a subset of, and included in, the Ordinary Dividends amount
(2) The combined dividend of $0.575 includes a dividend of $0.475 per common share and a special cash dividend of $0.10 per common share.
 

The Company’s distributions per share on its Series A 8.25% Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (CUSIP #001228204) are to be classified for income tax purposes as follows:

Security
Description

 

Declaration
Date

  Record Date   Payable Date  

2017
Distribution
Per Share

 

2017
Ordinary
Dividends

 

2017
Qualified
Dividends (1)

 

2017
Capital

Gains

Series A Preferred   2/16/2017   2/28/2017   3/17/2017   $0.51563   $0.51563   $0.00   $0.00
Series A Preferred   5/15/2017   5/31/2017   6/19/2017   $0.51563   $0.51563   $0.00   $0.00
Series A Preferred   8/16/2017   8/31/2017   9/18/2017   $0.51563   $0.51563   $0.00   $0.00
Series A Preferred   11/16/2017   11/30/2017   12/18/2017   $0.51563   $0.51563   $0.00   $0.00
Totals  

$2.06252

 

$2.06252

 

$0.00

  $0.00
(1)   Qualified Dividends are a subset of, and included in, the Ordinary Dividends amount

The Company’s distributions per share on its Series B 8.00% Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (CUSIP #001228303) are to be classified for income tax purposes as follows:

Security
Description

 

Declaration
Date

  Record Date   Payable Date  

2017
Distribution
Per Share

 

2017
Ordinary
Dividends

 

2017
Qualified
Dividends (1)

 

2017
Capital
Gains

Series B Preferred   2/16/2017   2/28/2017   3/17/2017   $0.50   $0.50   $0.00   $0.00
Series B Preferred   5/15/2017   5/31/2017   6/19/2017   $0.50   $0.50   $0.00   $0.00
Series B Preferred   8/16/2017   8/31/2017   9/18/2017   $0.50   $0.50   $0.00   $0.00
Series B Preferred   11/16/2017   11/30/2017   12/18/2017   $0.50   $0.50   $0.00   $0.00
Totals              

$2.00

 

$2.00

 

$0.00

  $0.00
(1)   Qualified Dividends are a subset of, and included in, the Ordinary Dividends amount

The information provided in this press release is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute tax advice. Stockholders are urged to consult their own tax advisors regarding the particular consequences of the distributions to them, including the applicability and effect of U.S. federal, state, local and foreign tax laws.

About AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc.

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that invests in, acquires and manages a diversified portfolio of residential and commercial mortgage assets, other real estate-related securities and financial assets. AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. is externally managed and advised by AG REIT Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P., an SEC-registered investment adviser that specializes in alternative investment activities. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.agmit.com.

Source: AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc.

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc.
Investor Relations
Karen Werbel, 212-692-2110
ir@agmit.com