Redwood Trust Announces Dividend Increase Of 7% For The Second Quarter Of 2018

MILL VALLEY, Calif., May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RWT) today announced its Board of Directors has declared a 7% increase in the company's quarterly common stock dividend to $0.30 per share for the second quarter of 2018, up from $0.28 per share.  This also marks the company's 76th consecutive quarterly dividend.  The second quarter 2018 dividend is payable on June 29, 2018 to stockholders of record on June 15, 2018.

"We are pleased to increase the dividend we pay to our shareholders," said Christopher J. Abate, President of Redwood Trust. "The higher dividend reflects our confidence in the platform we have built and the durability of its earnings power, specifically our prospects for profitable growth through existing and recently-announced initiatives. Underscoring this is our continued commitment to delivering value to our shareholders on a per share basis."

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