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Blackstone Mortgage Trust Announces Tax Treatment Of 2013 Dividends

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Blackstone Mortgage Trust Announces Tax Treatment Of 2013 Dividends

16:11 EST Wednesday, January 15, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BXMT) today announced the tax treatment of its 2013 common stock dividends.

During 2013, total dividends on Blackstone Mortgage Trust's class A common stock were $0.72 per share. The following table summarizes the payments:

Record

Payment

Dividend

Cash

Ordinary

Qualified

Return of

Date

Date

Type

Distribution

Dividends

Dividends

Capital

9/30/2013

10/15/2013

Regular

$0.27

$0.270000

$0.000000

$0.000000

12/31/2013

1/15/2014*

Regular

$0.45

$0.450000

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.72

$0.720000

$0.000000

$0.000000

* Distribution is treated as a dividend received by shareholders on 12/31/2013 pursuant to IRC Section 857(b)(9).

About Blackstone Mortgage Trust Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BXMT) is a real estate finance company that primarily originates and purchases senior mortgage loans collateralized by properties in the United States and Europe. The Company is externally managed by BXMT Advisors L.L.C., a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group L.P., or Blackstone, and is a real estate investment trust traded on the NYSE under the symbol "BXMT." Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. is headquartered in New York City. Further information is available at www.bxmt.com.  

About Blackstone Blackstone (NYSE: BX) is one of the world's leading investment and advisory firms. Blackstone seeks to create positive economic impact and long-term value for its investors, the companies it invests in, the companies it advises and the broader global economy. Blackstone does this through the commitment of its extraordinary people and flexible capital. Blackstone's asset management businesses include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, hedge fund solutions, non-investment grade credit, secondary funds, and multi asset class exposures falling outside of other funds' mandates. Blackstone also provides various financial advisory services, including financial and strategic advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement services. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.

Forward-looking Statements This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the risks indicated from time to time in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.'s Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events or circumstances.

SOURCE Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.

For further information: Public Affairs, Blackstone, New York, +1 212 583 5263

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