WisdomTree ETFs Declare Distributions

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WisdomTree (NASDAQ:WETF) today announced that WisdomTree declared distributions for the following WisdomTree ETFs. Rates are listed below:

Ticker Fund Name Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Ordinary Income Short Term Capital Gains Long Term Capital Gains Total Rate Per Share
AGGY WisdomTree Barclays Yield Enhanced U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.12000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.12000
AGND WisdomTree Barclays Negative Duration U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.07500 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.07500
AGZD WisdomTree Barclays Interest Rate Hedged U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.09500 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.09500
ALD WisdomTree Asia Local Debt Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.06500 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.06500
DES WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.13500 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.13500
DGRS WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.03000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.03000
DGRW WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.05000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.05000
DHS WisdomTree U.S. High Dividend Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.17500 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.17500
DLN WisdomTree U.S. LargeCap Dividend Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.17000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.17000
DON WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Dividend Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.14000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.14000
DTD WisdomTree U.S. Total Dividend Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.17500 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.17500
DTN WisdomTree U.S. Dividend ex-Financials Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.20000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.20000
ELD WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.14500 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.14500
EMCB WisdomTree Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.26000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.26000
HYND WisdomTree Negative Duration High Yield Bond Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.08000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.08000
HYZD WisdomTree Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.09000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.09000
SFHY WisdomTree Fundamental U.S. Short-Term High Yield Corporate Bond Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.18750 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.18750
SFIG WisdomTree Fundamental U.S. Short-Term Corporate Bond Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.08000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.08000
SHAG WisdomTree Barclays Yield Enhanced U.S. Short-Term Aggregate Bond Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.08000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.08000
USFR WisdomTree Bloomberg Floating Rate Treasury Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.02250 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.02250
WFHY WisdomTree Fundamental U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.24250 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.24250
WFIG WisdomTree Fundamental U.S. Corporate Bond Fund 8/21/2017 8/23/2017 8/25/2017 $ 0.13250 $ 0.00000 $ 0.00000 $ 0.13250

About WisdomTree

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Canada (collectively, “WisdomTree”), is an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and exchange-traded product (“ETP”) sponsor and asset manager headquartered in New York.  WisdomTree offers products covering equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities and alternative strategies.  WisdomTree currently has approximately $44.3 billion in assets under management globally.  For more information, please visit www.wisdomtree.com or follow us on Twitter @WisdomTreeETFs.

WisdomTree® is the marketing name for WisdomTree Investments, Inc. and its subsidiaries worldwide.

There are risks associated with investing including possible loss of principal.  Foreign investing involves special risks, such as risk of loss from currency fluctuation or political or economic uncertainty.  Investments in real estate involve additional special risks, such as credit risk, interest rate fluctuations and the effect of varied economic conditions.  Funds that focus their investments in one country or region may be significantly impacted by events and developments associated with the region which can adversely affect performance.  Funds focusing on a single sector and/or smaller companies generally experience greater price volatility.  Investments in emerging, offshore or frontier markets are generally less liquid and less efficient than investments in developed markets and are subject to additional risks, such as risks of adverse governmental regulation and intervention or political developments.  Investments in currency involve additional special risks, such as credit risk and interest rate fluctuations.  Derivative investments can be volatile and these investments may be less liquid than other securities, and more sensitive to the effect of varied economic conditions.  As these Funds can have a high concentration in some issuers the Funds can be adversely impacted by changes affecting such issuers.

Fixed income investments are subject to interest rate risk; their value will normally decline as interest rates rise.  In addition when interest rates fall income may decline.  Fixed income investments are also subject to credit risk, the risk that the issuer of a bond will fail to pay interest and principal in a timely manner, or that negative perceptions of the issuer’s ability to make such payments will cause the price of that bond to decline.  Unlike typical exchange-traded funds, there are no indexes that the actively managed Currency Strategy Funds or the actively managed Fixed Income Funds attempt to track or replicate. Thus, the ability of these Funds to achieve their objectives will depend on the effectiveness of the portfolio manager.  Due to the investment strategy of certain Funds they may make higher capital gain distributions than other ETFs.  Please read the Fund’s prospectus for specific details regarding the Fund’s risk profile.

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the funds carefully before investing. A prospectus, containing this and other information is available by calling 1-866-909-WISE.  Investors should read the prospectus carefully before investing. 

WisdomTree Funds are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC, in the U.S. only. Foreside Fund Services, LLC is not affiliated with the other entities mentioned.


Contact Information 
Media Relations:
Jessica Zaloom / Kylie Scott
+1.917.267.3735 / +1.917.267.3860
jzaloom@wisdomtree.com /kscott@wisdomtree.com

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Newtek Declares Third Quarter 2017 Dividend of $0.44 per Share

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Aug. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Newtek Business Services Corp. (“Newtek” or the “Company”), (NASDAQ:NEWT), an internally managed business development company (“BDC”), today announced that its Board of Directors declared a third quarter 2017 cash dividend(1) of $0.44 per share, payable on September 29, 2017 to shareholders of record as of September 22, 2017.  In addition, the Company increased its 2017 annual cash dividend forecast by $0.07 per share, to $1.64(2) per share, which represents an approximate 7.2% increase over the 2016 annual cash dividend of $1.53 per share and an approximate 4.5% increase over the Company’s previous 2017 annual dividend forecast of $1.57 per share.

Barry Sloane, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “We are pleased to announce the Board’s declaration of our third quarter 2017 cash dividend of $0.44 per share, and the increase in our 2017 annual dividend forecast to $1.64 per share. We believe our business model continues to perform with growth in our loan originations and a robust pipeline of potential portfolio company investment targets at its forefront.”

Note regarding Dividend Payments:  The Company’s Board of Directors expects to maintain a dividend policy with the objective of making quarterly distributions in an amount that approximates 90 – 100% of the Company’s annual taxable income.  The determination of the tax attributes of the Company’s distributions is made annually as of the end of the Company’s fiscal year based upon its taxable income for the full year and distributions paid for the full year.

(1) The dividend will be paid in cash, or shares of the Company’s Common Stock through participation in the Company’s dividend reinvestment program (“DRIP”), at the election of shareholders.

(2) Amount and timing of dividends, if any, remain subject to the discretion of the Company’s Board of Directors.  

About Newtek Business Services Corp.

Newtek Business Services Corp., Your Business Solutions Company®, is an internally managed BDC, which along with its controlled portfolio companies, provides a wide range of business services and financial products under the Newtek® brand to the small- and medium-sized business (“SMB”) market. Since 1999, Newtek has provided state-of-the-art, cost-efficient products and services and efficient business strategies to SMB accounts across all 50 states to help them grow their sales, control their expenses and reduce their risk.

Newtek’s and its portfolio companies’ products and services include: Business Lending, SBA Lending Solutions, Electronic Payment ProcessingTechnology Solutions (Cloud Computing, Data Backup, Storage and Retrieval, IT Consulting), eCommerce, Accounts Receivable Financing & Inventory Financing, The Secure Gateway, The Newtek Advantage, Insurance Solutions, Web Services, and Payroll and Benefits Solutions.

Newtek® and Your Business Solutions Company® are registered trademarks of Newtek Business Services Corp.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. Words such as “believes,” “intends,” “expects,” “projects,” “anticipates,” “forecasts,” “goal” and “future” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, intensified competition, operating problems and their impact on revenues and profit margins, anticipated future business strategies and financial performance, anticipated future number of customers, business prospects, legislative developments and similar matters. Risk factors, cautionary statements and other conditions, which could cause Newtek’s actual results to differ from management’s current expectations, are contained in Newtek’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available through http://www.sec.gov/.  Newtek cautions you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected or implied in these statements. 

Investor Relations & Public Relations
Contact: Jayne Cavuoto 
Telephone: (212) 273-8179 / jcavuoto@newtekone.com

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Monro, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Monro, Inc. (Nasdaq:MNRO), a leading provider of automotive undercar repair and tire services, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.18 per share on the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock, including the shares of common stock to which the holders of the Company’s Class C Convertible Preferred Stock are entitled. The dividend is payable on September 7, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 28, 2017. 

About Monro, Inc.

Headquartered in Rochester, New York, Monro is a chain of 1,140 Company-operated stores, 106 franchised locations, five wholesale locations and two retread facilities providing automotive undercar repair and tire sales and services. The Company operates in 27 states, serving the Mid-Atlantic and New England states and portions of the Great Lakes, Midwest and Southeast. The predecessor to the Company was founded by Charles J. August in 1957 as a Midas Muffler franchise. In 1966, Monro began to diversify into a full line of undercar repair services. The Company has experienced significant growth in recent years through acquisitions and, to a lesser extent, the opening of new construction stores. The Company went public in 1991 and trades on NASDAQ under the symbol MNRO.

John Van Heel
Chief Executive Officer
(585) 647-6400
Brett Ponton
(585) 647-6400

Brian D’Ambrosia
Senior Vice President – Finance
Chief Financial Officer
(585) 647-6400                              

Investors and Media: Effie Veres
FTI Consulting
(212) 850-5600