BRANFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sachem Capital Corp. (NYSE MKT: SACH) announced today that on April 6, 2017 its board of directors authorized and declared a dividend of $0.05 per share to be paid to shareholders of record on April 17, 2017. The dividend will be paid on April 27, 2017. The dividend represents an approximate 8% return to shareholders who purchased shares in the company’s IPO, which was consummated on February 15, 2017.
About Sachem Capital Corp.
Sachem Capital Corp. (SCC), specializes in originating, underwriting, funding, servicing and managing a portfolio of first mortgage loans. It offers short term (i.e., three years or less) secured, nonbanking loans (sometimes referred to as “hard money” loans) to real estate investors to fund their acquisition, renovation, development, rehabilitation or improvement of properties located primarily in Connecticut. SCC does not lend to owner occupants. Its primary underwriting criteria is a conservative loan to value ratio. The properties securing its loans are generally classified as residential or commercial real estate and, typically, are held for resale or investment. Each loan is secured by a first mortgage lien on real estate and may also be secured with additional real estate collateral. Each loan is also personally guaranteed by the principal(s) of the borrower, which guaranty may be collaterally secured by a pledge of the guarantor’s interest in the borrower. SCC also makes opportunistic real estate purchases apart from its lending activities. SCC believes that it qualifies as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes and intends to make the election to be taxed as a REIT when it files its 2017 federal income tax return.
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