NEW YORK, August 28, 2023 /BusinessWire/ -- Priority Income Fund, Inc.("Priority Income Fund" or the "Fund") announced today that the Fund’s Board of Directors has declared additional steady monthly cash “base” common shareholder distributions, as well as a 13.6% increase in quarterly cash “bonus” common shareholder distributions.
The annualized total cash distribution is $1.38516 per share (11.3% annualized rate), representing the 13th consecutive quarterly increase, for distributions with record dates between September 1, 2023, and November 24, 2023, based on the current Class R offering price of $12.23 per common share.
The cash “base” distributions will have weekly record dates and will be payable monthly to common stockholders of record as of the close of business each week. These declared distributions equal a weekly cash amount of $0.02014 per share of common stock (representing $0.26182 per common share on a quarterly basis) as follows:
Monthly Cash “Base” Shareholder Distribution Record Dates Payment Date Total Amount ($ per share)
September 2023 September 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2023 October 2, 2023 $0.10070
October 2023 October 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2023 October 30, 2023 $0.08056
November 2023 November 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2023 November 27, 2023 $0.080
These monthly cash “base” common shareholder distributions represent the 117th, 118th, and119th consecutive such monthly “base” distributions paid by the Fund at a rate at least equal to this steady weekly distribution of $0.02014 per share of common stock.
The Fund's board of directors has increased the quarterly cash “bonus” distribution as follows:
Quarterly Cash “Bonus” Shareholder Distribution Record Date Payment Date Amount ($ per share)
September 2023 September 29, 2023 October 2, 2023 $0.083750
This cash “bonus” distribution represents the 38th cash quarterly “bonus” common shareholder distribution that the Fund has declared.
The Fund has paid or declared cumulative cash distributions totaling $13.97 per common share since inception in January 2014 through November 2023.
The Fund is also pleased to announce the declaration of distributions on shares of the Fund’s7.00% Series D Term Preferred Stock due 2029 (“Series D”), 6.625% Series F Term Preferred Stock due 2027 (“Series F”), 6.250% Series G Term Preferred Stock due2026 (“Series G”), 6.000% Series H Term Preferred Stock due 2026 (“Series H”),6.125% Series I Term Preferred Stock due 2028 (“Series I”), 6.000% Series J Term Preferred Stock due 2028 (“Series J”), 7.000% Series K Cumulative Preferred Stock (“Series K”), and 6.375% Series L Term Preferred Stock due 2029(“Series L”).
Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Payable Date Distribution Per Share
Series D September 14, 2023 September 15, 2023 September 29, 2023 $0.43750
Series F September 14, 2023 September 15, 2023 September 29, 2023 $0.41406
Series G September 14, 2023 September 15, 2023 September 29, 2023 $0.39063
Series H September 14, 2023 September 15, 2023 September 29, 2023 $0.37500
Series I September 14, 2023 September 15, 2023 September 29, 2023 $0.38281
Series J September 14, 2023 September 15, 2023 September 29, 2023 $0.37500
Series K September 14, 2023 September 15, 2023 September 29, 2023 $0.43750
Series L September 14, 2023 September 15, 2023 September 29, 2023 $0.39844
Distributions shall first be treated as distributions of previously undistributed prior year investment company taxable income and then as distributions of current year investment company taxable income but will not affect tax reporting to shareholders.
About Priority Income Fund
Priority Income Fund, In c. is a registered closed-end fund that was created to acquire and grow an investment portfolio primarily consisting of senior secured loans or pools of senior secured loans known as collateralized loan obligations("CLOs"). Such loans will generally have a floating interest rate and include a first lien on the assets of the respective borrowers, which typically are private and public companies based in the United States. The Fund is managed by Priority Senior Secured Income Management, LLC, which is led by a team of investment professionals from the investment and operations team of Prospect Capital Management L.P. For more information, visit priorityincomefund.com.
About Prospect Capital Management L.P.
Prospect Capital Management L.P.(“Prospect”), headquartered in New York City, is an SEC-registered investment adviser that, along with its predecessors and affiliates, has more than 30-yearsof investing in and managing high-yielding debt and equity investments using both private partnerships and publicly traded closed-end structures. Prospect and its affiliates employ a team of approximately 100 professionals who focus on credit-oriented investments yielding attractive current income. Prospect, together with its affiliates, has $8.7 billion of assets under management as of March 31, 2023. For more information, call (212) 448-0702 or visit https://www.prospectcap.com.
About Preferred Capital Securities, LLC
Preferred Capital Securities, LLC(“PCS”) serves as the dealer-manager for Priority Income Fund, Inc. and has been a member of FINRA/SIPC since 2015. Formed in 2013, PCS is a boutique investment banking firm that distributes real estate and credit investment products in private and public structures through broker dealers and registered investment advisors. PCS has raised over $4.2 billion of capital as a wholesale distributor for various alternative investment strategies. For more information, visit http://www.pcsalts.com.
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