KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc.

09/14/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/14/2017 04:31

Title KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.37 Per Share of Common Stock

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.37 Per Share of Common Stock

SEP 14, 2017

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (NYSE:KREF) today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.37 per share of common stock and special voting preferred stock with respect to the third quarter of 2017. The dividend is payable on October 12, 2017 to KREF's common stockholders and its special voting preferred stockholders of record as of September 30, 2017.

About KREF

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (NYSE: KREF) is a real estate investment trust that primarily originates or acquires senior loans collateralized by institutional-quality commercial real estate assets that are owned and operated by experienced and well capitalized sponsors and located in liquid markets with strong underlying fundamentals. The Company's target assets also include mezzanine loans, preferred equity and other debt-oriented instruments with these characteristics. The Company is externally managed and advised by KKR Real Estate Finance Manager LLC, a registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of KKR & Co. L.P., a leading global alternative investment firm with a 40-year history of leadership, innovation and investment excellence and approximately $148.5 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2017. Additional information can be found on the Company's website at www.kkrreit.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect the Company's current views with respect to, among other things, its future operations and financial performance. You can identify these forward looking statements by the use of words such as "outlook," "believe," "expect," "potential," "continue," "may," "should," "seek," "approximately," "predict," "intend," "will," "plan," "estimate," "anticipate," the negative version of these words, other comparable words or other statements that do not relate strictly to historical or factual matters. The forward-looking statements are based on the Company's beliefs, assumptions and expectations, taking into account all information currently available to it. These beliefs, assumptions and expectations can change as a result of many possible events or factors, not all of which are known to the Company or are within its control. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including, among other things: the general political, economic and competitive conditions in the United States and in any foreign jurisdictions in which the Company invests; the level and volatility of prevailing interest rates and credit spreads; adverse changes in the real estate and real estate capital markets; general volatility of the securities markets in which the Company participates; changes in the Company's business, investment strategies or target assets; difficulty in obtaining financing or raising capital; reductions in the yield on the Company's investments and increases in the cost of the Company's financing; deterioration in the performance of properties securing the Company's investments that may cause deterioration in the performance of the Company's investments and potentially principal losses to the Company; defaults by borrowers in paying debt service on outstanding indebtedness; the adequacy of collateral securing the Company's investments and declines in the fair value of the Company's investments; the Company's qualification as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes and the Company's exclusion from registration under the Investment Company Act; and other risks and uncertainties, including those described under the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's prospectus dated May 4, 2017, filed with the SEC on May 8, 2017, as such factors may be updated from time to time in the Company's periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in this release. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements and information included in this release and in the Company's filings with the SEC. All forward looking statements in this release speak only as of the date of this release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward- looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law.

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For KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. Media:

Kristi Huller / Cara Kleiman, 212-750-8300 [email protected]

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Investor Relations:

Sasha Barenbaum, 212-401-0447

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Source: KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc.