NEW YORK, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Priority Income Fund, Inc. ("Priority Income Fund" or the "Fund") announced today that its board of directors has declared a bonus distribution of $0.08888 per share of common stock. This is the thirteenth consecutive quarter that Priority has declared a bonus distribution. The bonus distribution is payable on or around April 3, 2017, to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2017. This bonus distribution is independent from monthly distributions, which are declared separately.
"We are very pleased that this bonus distribution continues to fulfill the Fund's objective of providing income for our shareholders," said Nishil Mehta, a principal of Prospect Capital Management L.P. "Additionally, we are happy to announce that the Fund's total annualized distribution rate in the trailing twelve months for Class R shares was approximately 10 percent as of December 31, 2016."
About Priority Income Fund
Priority Income Fund, Inc., is a registered closed-end fund that was created to acquire and grow an investment portfolio primarily consisting of senior secured loans or pools of senior secured loans known as collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). Such loans will generally have a floating interest rate and include a first lien on the assets of the respective borrowers, which typically are private and public companies based in the United States. For more information, visit priority-incomefund.com.
About Prospect Capital Management L.P.
Headquartered in New York City, Prospect is an SEC-registered investment adviser that, along with its predecessors and affiliates, has a more than 25-year history of investing in and managing high-yielding debt and equity investments using both private partnerships and publicly traded closed-end structures. Prospect and its affiliates employ a team of approximately 100 professionals who focus on credit-oriented investments yielding attractive current income. Prospect has $7.6 billion of capital under management (including undrawn credit facilities) as of December 31, 2016. For more information, call 212.448.0702 or visit prospectcapitalmanagement.com.
Our distributions may exceed our earnings, and therefore, portions of the distributions that we make may be a return of the money that you originally invested and represent a return of capital to you for tax purposes. Such a return of capital is not immediately taxable, but reduces your tax basis in our shares, which may result in higher taxes for you even if your shares are sold at a price below your original investment.
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SOURCE Priority Income Fund, Inc.