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OLD GREENWICH, Conn., October 07, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (NYSE: EARN) (the "Company") today announced that its Board of Trustees has declared an inaugural monthly dividend of $0.10 per share, payable on November 26, 2021 to shareholders of record as of October 29, 2021. Beginning with this dividend, the Company expects to pay common share dividends on a monthly basis, rather than quarterly as it had previously paid dividends.
"By shifting to a monthly dividend, we are further aligning our distribution practices with the interests and expectations of income-oriented shareholders," said Laurence Penn, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company. "We believe that more frequent distributions will broaden our appeal to investors seeking consistent and reliable dividends."
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About Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT
Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT is a mortgage real estate investment trust that specializes in acquiring, investing in and managing residential mortgage- and real estate-related assets, with a primary focus on residential mortgage-backed securities for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a U.S. government agency or a U.S. government-sponsored enterprise. Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT is externally managed and advised by Ellington Residential Mortgage Management LLC, an affiliate of Ellington Management Group, L.L.C.
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