Fourth Interim Dividend
19 September 2019
Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited
('Bluefield Solar' or the 'Company')
Fourth Interim Dividend Announcement
Bluefield Solar (LON: BSIF), a sterling income fund that invests in UK-based solar assets, announces its fourth interim dividend for the financial year ending 30 June 2019 (the 'Fourth Interim Dividend'). Unless otherwise noted herein, the information provided in this announcement is unaudited.
The Fourth Interim Dividend of 1.98 pence per Ordinary Share (September 2018: 2.03 pence) will be payable to shareholders on the register as at 4 October 2019, with an associated ex-dividend date of 3 October 2019 and a payment date of 1 November 2019.
Bluefield Solar and its Board of Directors set annual dividend targets which are intended to grow in line with the Retail Price Index ('RPI'), using the 2014/15 financial year dividend of 7 pence per share as a base. The target dividend for the financial year ending 30 June 2019 was 7.68 pence per Ordinary Share. The target dividend for the financial year ending 30 June 2020 is 7.90 pence per Ordinary Share, as published in the Company's latest annual report for the financial year ending 30 June 2019.
For further information:
Bluefield Partners LLP (Company Investment Adviser)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7078 0020
Numis Securities Limited (Company Broker)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7260 1000
Estera International Fund Managers (Guernsey) Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1481 742 742
Notes to Editors
About Bluefield Solar
Bluefield Solar is a sterling income fund focused on acquiring and managing UK-based solar projects to generate renewable energy for periods of typically 25 years or longer. The Company's primary objective is to deliver to its shareholders stable, long term sterling income via quarterly dividends, which are linked to RPI. The majority of the Group's revenue streams are regulated and non-correlated to traditional markets. Bluefield Solar owns and operates one of the UK's largest, diversified portfolios of solar assets with a combined installed power capacity in excess of 465 Megawatt peak (MWp). Further information can be viewed at www.bluefieldsif.com
About Bluefield Partners LLP ('Bluefield')
Bluefield was established in 2009 and is an investment adviser to companies and funds investing in solar energy infrastructure. It has a proven record in the selection, acquisition and supervision of large-scale energy and infrastructure assets in the UK and Europe. The team has been involved in over £1.5 billion of solar PV funds and/or transactions in both the UK and Europe since 2008, including over £800 million in the UK since December 2011.
Bluefield has led the acquisitions of, and currently advises on, over 85 UK based solar PV assets that are agriculturally, commercially or industrially situated. Based in its London office, Bluefield's partners are supported by a dedicated and highly experienced team of investment, legal and portfolio executives. Bluefield was appointed Investment Adviser to the Company in June 2013.
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