VANCOUVER, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Board of Directors of Mandate
National Mortgage Corporation ("Mandate"), Mr. Alan E. R. Long, President, is
pleased to announce the dividend payment rate to shareholders of record as at
December 31, 2008 is $0.23 per share and will be paid February 16, 2009.
Fourth quarter net income decreased 0.08% to $187,191.00 or $.23 per
share compared with $188,716.00 or $.25 per share for the same period in 2007.
Revenue decreased 14.3% to $234,021.00 from $267,631.00.
Return on common equity was 10.50% while return on preferred shares was
Mandate operates as a mortgage investment corporation under the
provisions of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and invests in a diverse portfolio
of residential and commercial mortgages. Mandate has provided and intends to
continue to provide a high dividend yield to its shareholders through its
prudent mortgage lending policy. It has been among the top performing mortgage
funds for the past ten years as reported in the financial press. Mandate
distributes quarterly all of its earned income to its shareholders by way of
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ALAN E.R. LONG, PRESIDENT
AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
For further information:
For further information: Mr. Alan E.R. Long or Connie Kartzmark at (604)