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TORONTO, Dec. 20 /CNW/ - Medical Facilities Corporation (TSX: DR.UN) ("Medical Facilities" or the "Company") announced today that a cash payment of Cdn$0.0917 per Income Participating Security will be payable on January 17, 2011 to holders of record of Income Participating Securities at the close of business on December 31, 2010.
Each of the Company's Income Participating Securities is comprised of one common share and Cdn$5.90 aggregate principal amount of 12.5% subordinated notes. The total payment of Cdn$0.0917 reflects a cash dividend of Cdn$0.0302 per common share and an interest payment of Cdn$0.0615 per Cdn$5.90 aggregate principal amount of 12.5% subordinated notes each for the month of December. The ex-dividend date for this distribution will be December 29, 2010. Medical Facilities designates this dividend to be an "eligible dividend" pursuant to subsection 89(14) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and its equivalent in any provinces of Canada.
About Medical Facilities
Medical Facilities owns controlling interests in four specialty surgical hospitals, located in South Dakota and Oklahoma, as well as an ambulatory surgery center in California. The specialty hospitals perform scheduled surgical, imaging and diagnostic procedures, and derive their revenue from the fees charged for the use of their facilities. The ambulatory surgery center specializes in outpatient surgical procedures, with patient stays of less than 24 hours. Medical Facilities is structured so that a majority of its free cash flow from operations is distributed to holders of its IPS units, of which a portion is interest on subordinated debt and a portion is dividend. For more information, please visit www.medicalfacilitiescorp.ca.
Caution concerning forward-looking statements ---------------------------------------------
Statements made in this news release, other than those concerning historical financial information, may be forward-looking and therefore subject to various risks and uncertainties. Some forward-looking statements may be identified by words like "may", "will", "anticipate", "estimate", "expect", "intend", or "continue" or the negative thereof or similar variations. Certain material factors or assumptions are applied in making forward-looking statements and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Factors that could cause results to vary include those identified in Medical Facilities' filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities such as legislative or regulatory developments, intensifying competition, technological change and general economic conditions. All forward-looking statements presented herein should be considered in conjunction with such filings. Medical Facilities does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements; such statements speak only as of the date made.
For further information: For further information: Michael Salter, Chief Financial Officer, Medical Facilities Corp., (416) 848-7380 or 1-877-402-7162; Salvador Diaz, Investor Relations, The Equicom Group Inc., (416) 815-0700 or 1-800-385-5451 ext. 242, firstname.lastname@example.org