5 November 2019
RM Secured Direct Lending Plc
("RMDL" or the "Company")
Additional special dividend following portfolio outperformance
The Directors of RMDL, an investment trust specialising in secured debt investments, have declared an interim dividend of 1.625 pence per ordinary share and an additional special dividend of 0.075 pence per ordinary share in respect of the period from 1 July 2019 to 30 September 2019, following portfolio outperformance arising year to date. Taking account of the special dividend, the total dividend payable in respect of the period will be 1.7 pence per ordinary share. This brings the total payments distributed to Shareholders over the last four quarters to 6.95 pence and a cumulative NAV return over this period with dividends re-invested of 8.01%.
Ex-Dividend Date - 5 December 2019
Record Date - 6 December 2019
Payment Date - 27 December 2019
The Company has elected to designate the above interim and special dividends as interest distributions to its ordinary shareholders.
James Robson, the Chief Investment Officer at RM Funds commented:
"The continued outperformance of RMDL reflects our ability to deliver excellent risk adjusted returns from our quality portfolio, with loans diversified across a number of sectors and supported by favourable security packages. This was most evident in the last quarter, the strongest since the Company's inception for normalised dividend cover from net income, which has reached 1.25 times. In addition, gross income increased to over £9m for the first nine months of the year as we focus on deploying and recycling capital into non-cyclical sectors. We remain disciplined in our approach and well-positioned to take advantage of our pipeline of attractive investment opportunities which offer stable and predictable returns. The Board expects the portfolio performance to exceed full-year targets."
For further information, please contact:
RM Funds - Investment Manager
0131 603 7060
N+1 Singer Advisory LLP - Financial Adviser and Broker
020 7496 3000
Tulchan Communications LLP - Financial PR
0207 353 4200
PraxisIFM Fund Services (UK) Limited - Administrator and Company Secretary
020 7653 9690
About RM Secured Direct Lending
RM Secured Direct Lending Plc is a closed-ended investment trust established to invest in a portfolio of secured debt instruments. The Company aims to generate attractive and regular dividends through loans sourced or originated by the Investment Manager with a degree of inflation protection through index-linked returns where appropriate. Loans in which the Company invests are predominantly secured against assets such as real estate or plant and machinery and/or income streams such as account receivables.
About RM Capital Markets Limited
RM Funds is a trading name of RM Capital Markets Limited, the Investment Manager to RM Secured Direct Lending PLC and VT RM Alternative Income Fund. RM Capital is a specialist in alternative fund management, sales & trading, foreign exchange, and capital markets and advisory. Founded in 2010, with offices in Edinburgh, and London, it has transacted in excess of £50 billion of bonds and loans since its inception, and advised or originated, structured and managed the due diligence process for over £1 billion of Sterling credit transactions and approximately €700 million of Euro based transactions in each case since 2012.