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KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. Tax Treatment of 2019 Dividends

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (NYSE: KREF) (the "Company" or "KREF") today announced the tax treatment of its 2019 common stock and special voting preferred stock dividends. The following table summarizes KKR Real Estate Finance Trust’s common stock and special voting preferred stock dividend payments for the tax year ended December 31, 2019:

Tax Treatment of 2019 Dividends
        
Record Date   Payment Date   Cash
Distribution
  Adjustment   Dividend(1)   Ordinary
Dividends(2)
  Qualified
Dividends
  Capital Gain
Dividends
        
December 28, 2018   January 11, 2019  

$0.43

 

($0.38)

 

$0.05

 

$0.0495

 

$0.0008

 

$0.0005

March 29, 2019   April 12, 2019  

$0.43

 

$0.00

 

$0.43

 

$0.4260

 

$0.0067

 

$0.0040

June 28, 2019   July 15, 2019  

$0.43

 

$0.00

 

$0.43

 

$0.4260

 

$0.0067

 

$0.0040

September 30, 2019   October 16, 2019  

$0.43

 

$0.00

 

$0.43

 

$0.4260

 

$0.0067

 

$0.0040

December 31, 2019   January 15, 2020  

$0.43

 

($0.12)

 

$0.31

 

$0.3071

 

$0.0048

 

$0.0029

  

$2.15

 

($0.50)

 

$1.65

 

$1.6346

 

$0.0257

 

$0.0154

(1) Pursuant to IRC Section 857(b)(9), cash distributions made on January 15, 2020 with a record date of December 31, 2019 are treated as received by shareholders on December 31, 2019 to the extent of 2019 earnings and profits.
(2) Ordinary dividends that are "qualified REIT dividends" are eligible for the 20% deduction under IRC Section 199A(b)(1)(B).

Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their personal tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of the Company's dividends.

About KREF
KREF is a real estate finance company that focuses primarily on originating and acquiring senior loans secured by commercial real estate properties. KREF is externally managed and advised by an affiliate of KKR & Co. Inc. For additional information about KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (NYSE:KREF), please visit KREF’s website at www.kkrreit.com.

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Contacts

MEDIA:
Kristi Huller or Cara Major
(212) 750-8300
media@kkr.com

INVESTOR RELATIONS:
Michael Shapiro
(646) 901-5920
michael.shapiro@kkr.com