VANCOUVER, Jan. 29 /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, 2009 is $0.217 per share and will be paid February 15, 2010.
Fourth quarter net income decreased 1.12% to $185,112.00 or $.217 per share compared with $187,191.00 or $.23 per share for the same period in 2008. Revenue increased 11.2% to $260,532.00 from $234,021.00.
Return on common equity was 9.37% while return on preferred shares was 8.68%.
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 dividend.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ALAN E.R. LONG, PRESIDENT
AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SOURCE Mandate National Mortgage Corporation
For further information: For further information: Mr. Alan E.R. Long or Connie Kartzmark at (604) 731-2899