Source - LSE Regulatory
RNS Number : 6438V
SQN Secured Income Fund PLC
25 July 2018
 

25 July 2018                                                                          

SQN Secured Income Fund plc

 

SQN Secured Income Fund plc (LSE: SSIF) (the "Company"), a specialist secured lending income investment trust, listed in the UK, is pleased to provide its monthly dividend announcement ("DIV").

 

Dividend

 

The Company is pleased to announce the final monthly dividend for the year ending 30th June 2018:

 

Dividend amount:

0.525 pence per Ordinary Share

Ex-date:

2nd August 2018

Record date:

3rd August 2018

Payment date:

31st August 2018

 

The Company has elected to designate all of the dividends for the period ended 30th June as interest distributions to its shareholders.  In doing so, the Company is taking advantage of UK tax treatment by "streaming" income from interest-bearing investments into dividends that will be taxed in the hands of shareholders as interest income.

 

In addition and in line with previous guidance with regard to the matter of dividend distributions, the Board has elected to increase the amount paid to Shareholders to 0.583p per share from next month.  This has been made possible by the successful implementation of the manager's stated strategy to divest from platform sourced deals to their own direct lending.  With nearly 50% of the portfolio now delivering yield from SQN's own origination and the fall off in impairments from platform deals as they mature, the Board has taken comfort that sufficient dividend cover is being established.  The overall weighted average gross yield of the portfolio before fees, expenses and cash now stands at 9.84%.

 

 

For further information please contact:

 


 

SQN Asset Management Limited

Neil Roberts/Jeremiah Silkowski/Dawn Kendall

 

tel: +44 1932 575 888

 


Cantor Fitzgerald Europe

Robert Peel 

 

tel: +44 20 7894 7719

 

 


Buchanan Communications

Charles Ryland/Vicky Hayns/Henry Wilson

 

tel: +44 20 7466 5000


http://www.sqncapital.com/managed-funds/sqn-secured-income-fund/about/


 

Notes to Editor

The Company aims to provide shareholders with attractive risk-adjusted returns, principally in the form of regular, sustainable dividends, through investment predominantly in a range of secured loans and other secured loan-based instruments originated through a variety of channels and diversified by way of asset class, geography and duration.

 

The Company's Investment Managers are SQN Capital Management, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and its subsidiary, SQN Asset Management Limited. The principals responsible for managing the portfolio are Jeremiah Silkowski, Dawn Kendall and Neil Roberts.


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