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TORONTO, Dec. 18 /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 15,
2008 to holders of record of Income Participating Securities at the close of
business on December 31, 2007.
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 27, 2007. 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.
Medical Facilities Corporation owns controlling interest in four
specialty surgical hospitals, located in South Dakota and Oklahoma, as well as
in one ambulatory surgery centre in California. The 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
centre specializes in outpatient procedures, with patient stays of less than
24 hours. The Corporation is structured so that a majority of its free cash
flows from operations are distributed to holders of its IPS with a portion of
such distributions being interest payments on the subordinated debt component.
For more information, please visit www.medicalfacilitiescorp.ca
Caution concerning forward-looking statements
This news release may be interpreted to contain forward-looking
statements. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and
other factors outside of management's control that could cause actual results
to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.
The Corporation does not assume responsibility for the accuracy and
completeness of those forward-looking statements and does not undertake the
obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect
subsequent events or circumstances.
For further information:
For further information: Michael Salter, Chief Financial Officer,
Medical Facilities Corp., (416) 848-7980 or 1-877-402-7162; Bruce Wigle,
Investor Relations, The Equicom Group Inc., (416) 815-0700 ext. 228 or
1-800-385-5451 ext.228, Email: email@example.com