TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX: HCG) has approved the payment of a quarterly dividend of 22.0 cents per share on the outstanding Common Shares of the Company. This represents a 2.0 cent per share increase in its quarterly dividend and is equivalent to an annual dividend of 88.0 cents per share. The dividend increase reflects the continuing success of Home Capital's operating subsidiaries, Home Trust Company and PSiGate. The dividend is payable on March 1, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 23, 2015.
Gerald M. Soloway, CEO of Home Capital, stated, "This represents an increase of 37.5% in the quarterly dividend from one year ago, reflecting Home Capital's consistent strong growth, increasing profitability and ongoing commitment to enhancing long-term shareholder value."
The above-mentioned dividend on the Common Shares is designated as an "eligible" dividend for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and any similar provincial legislation.
About Home Capital and Home Trust
Home Capital Group Inc. is a public company, traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (HCG), operating through its principal subsidiary, Home Trust Company. Home Trust is a federally regulated trust company offering residential and non-residential mortgage lending, securitization of insured residential first mortgage products, consumer lending and credit card services. In addition, Home Trust offers deposits via brokers and financial planners, and through its direct to consumer deposit brand, Oaken Financial. Licensed to conduct business across Canada, Home Trust has offices in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Manitoba.
SOURCE Home Capital Group Inc.
For further information: Gerald M. Soloway, CEO, or Martin Reid, President, 416-360-4663, www.homecapital.com