RAIT Financial Trust Announces Tax Treatment of Dividends in 2012

RAIT Financial Trust Announces Tax Treatment of Dividends in 2012

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- RAIT Financial Trust ("RAIT") (NYS: RAS) today announced the following:

Tax Treatment of 2012 Dividends


Common Shares

RAIT's common shares (the "Common Shares") are currently listed under the CUSIP #749227609 and trade under the NYSE ticker symbol "RAS". During 2012, the aggregate amount of the dividends paid on the Common Shares was $0.31 per share. The following table contains information on the 2012 Common Share dividend payments.

Total

Declaration

Record

Payment

Dividend

Return of

Date

Date

Date

Paid

Capital

12/15/2011

1/9/2012

1/31/2012

$0.06

$0.06

2/29/2012

3/28/2012

4/27/2012

0.08

0.08

6/21/2012

7/11/2012

7/31/2012

0.08

0.08

9/18/2012

10/11/2012

10/31/2012

0.09

0.09

$0.31

$0.31

Series A Preferred Shares

RAIT's 7.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares (the "Series A Preferred Shares") are currently listed under the CUSIP #749227203 and trade under the NYSE ticker symbol "RAS PRA". During 2012, the aggregate amount of dividends paid on the Series A Preferred Shares was $1.9376 per share. The following table contains information on the 2012 Series A Preferred Share dividend payments.

Declaration
Date

Record
Date

Payment
Date

Total
Dividend
Paid

Return of
Capital

1/24/2012

3/1/2012

4/2/2012

$0.4844

$0.4844

5/1/2012

6/1/2012

7/2/2012

0.4844

0.4844

7/24/2012

9/4/2012

10/1/2012

0.4844

0.4844

10/23/2012

12/3/2012

12/31/2012

0.4844

0.4844

$1.9376

$1.9376

Series B Preferred Shares

RAIT's 8.375% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares (the "Series B Preferred Shares") are currently listed under the CUSIP #749227302 and trade under the NYSE ticker symbol "RAS PRB". During 2012, the aggregate amount of dividends paid on the Series B Preferred Shares was $2.0936 per share. The following table contains information on the 2012 Series B Preferred Share dividend payments.

Declaration
Date

Record
Date

Payment
Date

Total
Dividend
Paid

Return of
Capital

1/24/2012

3/1/2012

4/2/2012

$0.5234

$0.5234

5/1/2012

6/1/2012

7/2/2012

0.5234

0.5234

7/24/2012

9/4/2012

10/1/2012

0.5234

0.5234

10/23/2012

12/3/2012

12/31/2012

0.5234

0.5234

$2.0936

$2.0936

Series C Preferred Shares

RAIT's 8.875% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares (the "Series C Preferred Shares") are currently listed under the CUSIP #749227500 and trade under the NYSE ticker symbol "RAS PRC". During 2012, the aggregate amount of dividends paid on the Series C Preferred Shares was $2.2188 per share. The following table contains information on the 2012 Series C Preferred Share dividend payments.

Declaration
Date

Record
Date

Payment
Date

Total
Dividend
Paid

Return of
Capital

1/24/2012

3/1/2012

4/2/2012

$0.5547

$0.5547

5/1/2012

6/1/2012

7/2/2012

0.5547

0.5547

7/24/2012

9/4/2012

10/1/2012

0.5547

0.5547

10/23/2012

12/3/2012

12/31/2012

0.5547

0.5547

$2.2188

$2.2188

About RAIT Financial Trust

RAIT Financial Trust is an internally-managed real estate investment trust that provides debt financing options to owners of commercial real estate and invests directly into commercial real estate properties located throughout the United States. In addition, RAIT is an asset and property manager of real estate-related assets. For more information, please visit www.raitft.com or call Investor Relations at 215.243.9000.



RAIT Financial Trust
Andres Viroslav, 215-243-9000
ir@raitft.com

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