Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc. (NYSE: GPMT) (“GPMT,” “Granite Point” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share of common stock for the third quarter of 2021. This dividend will be payable on October 19, 2021 to common stockholders of record as of October 1, 2021.
Third Quarter Business Update
- Closed 5 senior floating-rate commercial real estate loans with total commitments of over $190 million and initial fundings of over $184 million. Funded approximately an additional $30 million for prior loan commitments.
- Generated a forward pipeline of senior floating-rate loans with total commitments of over $255 million and initial fundings of over $220 million, which are expected to close over the next couple of months, subject to fallout.
- Realized over $215 million of loan repayments.
- Repurchased approximately 1.0 million shares of common stock at a weighted average price of $13.50 per share. There remain approximately 0.7 million shares authorized for repurchase under the current share repurchase program.
About Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc.
Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc. is a Maryland corporation focused on directly originating, investing in and managing senior floating-rate commercial mortgage loans and other debt and debt-like commercial real estate investments. Granite Point is headquartered in New York, NY. Additional information is available at www.gpmtreit.com.
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