NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Colony NorthStar Credit Real Estate, Inc. (NYSE: CLNC) (“Colony NorthStar Credit” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has declared its monthly cash dividend of $0.145 per share of class A and class B-3 common stock (the “Common Stock”) for the monthly period ended February 28, 2018. The Common Stock dividend will be paid on March 16, 2018, to stockholders of record on March 8, 2018. This dividend represents an annualized dividend of $1.74 per share of Common Stock.
About Colony NorthStar Credit Real Estate, Inc.
Colony NorthStar Credit (NYSE: CLNC) is one of the largest publicly traded commercial real estate (CRE) credit REITs, focused on originating, acquiring, financing and managing a diversified portfolio consisting primarily of CRE senior mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, debt securities and net leased properties predominantly in the United States. Colony NorthStar Credit is externally managed by a subsidiary of leading global real estate and investment management firm, Colony NorthStar, Inc. Colony NorthStar Credit is organized as a Maryland corporation that intends to elect to be taxed as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes for its taxable year ending December 31, 2018. For additional information regarding the Company and its management and business, please refer to www.clncredit.com.
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