CIM Commercial Trust Announces Quarterly Dividend

DALLAS--()--CIM Commercial Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCT), a diversified real estate investment trust (REIT), announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.21875 per common share. The dividend will be paid on June 27, 2014 to shareholders of record as of June 23, 2014.

ABOUT CIM COMMERCIAL TRUST CORPORATION

CIM Commercial Trust Corporation is a diversified real estate investment trust (REIT), investing principally in stabilized commercial real estate. The company's stabilized real estate and real estate-related assets are located in high density, high barrier-to-entry urban markets in the U.S. such as New York City, the Washington, D.C. metro area, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The manager of CIM Commercial Trust, CIM Group, is comprised of a seasoned team of real estate and investment professionals with extensive expertise including in-house research, acquisition, investment, development, finance, leasing, and asset management capabilities. In addition, CIM Commercial Trust continues to deploy a portion of its capital to its real estate lending platform through its wholly owned subsidiary (d/b/a PMC Commercial Trust) that originates and services loans under the U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) Guaranteed Loan Program as well as through other lending programs, which enable PMC to generate attractive risk adjusted returns on its loans.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

The information set forth herein contains "forward-looking statements." You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts or discuss the business and affairs of CIM Commercial Trust Corporation on a prospective basis. Further, statements that include words such as "may," "will," "project," "might," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "could," "would," "estimate," "continue" "pursue," or "should" or the negative or other words or expressions of similar meaning, may identify forward-looking statements.

CIM Commercial Trust bases these forward-looking statements on particular assumptions that it has made in light of its experience, as well as its perception of expected future developments and other factors that it believes are appropriate under the circumstances. The forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the judgment of CIM Commercial Trust and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those set forth in the definitive proxy statement / prospectus of PMC Commercial Trust dated December 30, 2013 under the heading "Risk Factors", the supplement to proxy statement/prospectus of PMC Commercial Trust dated January 31, 2014 under the heading "Update to Risk Factors" and other risks detailed in PMC Commercial Trust's filings with the SEC, including but not limited to PMC Commercial Trust's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

As you read and consider the information herein, you are cautioned to not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of performance or results and speak only as of the date hereof. These forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. In light of these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that the results and events contemplated by the forward-looking statements contained herein will in fact transpire. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for CIM Commercial Trust to predict all of them. Nor can CIM Commercial Trust assess the impact of each such factor or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. CIM Commercial Trust undertakes no obligation to publicly update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.

Contacts

For CIM Commercial Trust Corporation
Investor Relations:
Mary Jensen, 323-860-7482
Vice President - Investor Relations
mjensen@cimgroup.com
or
Media Relations:
Bill Mendel, 212-397-1030
bill@mendelcommunications.com

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Contacts

For CIM Commercial Trust Corporation
Investor Relations:
Mary Jensen, 323-860-7482
Vice President - Investor Relations
mjensen@cimgroup.com
or
Media Relations:
Bill Mendel, 212-397-1030
bill@mendelcommunications.com