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Dividend Policy

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We paid our first quarterly dividend as a public company of $0.1461 per share in August 2008, and subsequent dividends of $0.475 per share in November 2008, $0.15 per share each in February 2009, May 2009, August 2009, November 2009, February 2010, May 2010, August 2010, November, 2010, February 2011, May 2011, August 2011, November 2011, February 2012, May 2012 and August 2012, $0.05 per share in November 2012, March 2013, June 2013 and September 2013, $0.06 per share in December 2013, March 2014, June 2014 and August 2014, $0.04 per share in December 2014, $0.02 per share in March 2015, $0.01 per share in June 2015 and August 2015. The Board of Directors of the Company has not declared a dividend for the third and fourth quarters of 2015, first, second, third and fourth quarters of 2016, first, second and third quarters of 2017.

The declaration and payment of dividends, if any, will always be subject to the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Company. The timing and amount of any dividends declared will depend on, among other things: (i) the Company's earnings, financial condition and cash requirements and available sources of liquidity, (ii) decisions in relation to the Company's growth and leverage strategies, (iii) provisions of Marshall Islands and Liberian law governing the payment of dividends, (iv) restrictive covenants in the Company's existing and future debt instruments and (v) global financial conditions.


SERIES B PREFERRED SHARES

We paid our first cash dividend of $0.26111 per share in July, 2013, on our 8.00% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares for the period from June 13, 2013 to July 29, 2013. On October 15, 2013, we declared a cash dividend of $0.5111 per share for the period from July 30, 2013 to October 29, 2013. The dividend was paid on October 30, 2013 to all Series B preferred shareholders of record as of October 25, 2013. On January 13, 2014, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from October 30, 2013 to January 29, 2014. The dividend was paid on January 30, 2014 to all Series B preferred shareholders of record as of January 24, 2014. On April 14, 2014, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from January 30, 2014 to April 29, 2014. The dividend was paid on April 30, 2014 to all Series B preferred shareholders of record as of April 24, 2014. On July 15, 2014, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from April 30, 2014 to July 29, 2014. The dividend was paid on July 30, 2014 to all shareholders of record as of July 25, 2014. On October 14, 2014 we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from July 30, 2014 to October 29, 2014. The dividend was paid on October 30, 2014 to all shareholders of record as of October 24, 2014. On January 12, 2015, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from October 30, 2014 to January 29, 2015. The dividend was paid on January 30, 2015 to all shareholders of record as of January 23, 2015. On April 13, 2015, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from January 30, 2015 to April 29, 2015. The dividend was paid on April 30, 2015 to all shareholders of record as of April 24, 2015. On July 13, 2015, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from April 30, 2015 to July 29, 2015. The dividend was paid on July 30, 2015 to all shareholders of record as of July 24, 2015. On October 9, 2015, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from July 30, 2015 to October 29, 2015. The dividend was paid on October 30, 2015 to all shareholders of record as of October 23, 2015. On January 14, 2016, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from October 30, 2015 to January 29, 2016. The dividend was paid on February 1, 2016, to all shareholders of record as of January 25, 2016. On April 13, 2016, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from January 30, 2016 to April 29, 2016. The dividend was paid on May 2, 2016, to all shareholders of record as of April 25, 2016. On July 12, 2016, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from April 30, 2016 to July 29, 2016. The dividend was paid on August 1, 2016, to all shareholders of record as of July 25, 2016. On October 6, 2016, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from July 30, 2016 to October 29, 2016. The dividend was paid on October 31, 2016, to all shareholders of record as of October 24, 2016. On January 12, 2017, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from October 30, 2016 to January 29, 2017. The dividend was paid on January 30, 2017 to all shareholders of record as of January 23, 2017. On April 11, 2017, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from January 30, 2017 to April 29, 2017. The dividend was paid on May 1, 2017 to all shareholders of record as of April 24, 2017. On July 12, 2017, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from April 30, 2017 to July 29, 2017. The dividend was paid on July 31, 2017 to all shareholders of record as of July 24, 2017.

On October 6, 2017, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from July 30, 2017 to October 29, 2017. The dividend will be paid on October 30, 2017 to all shareholders of record as of October 23, 2017.

Trading commenced on the New York Stock Exchange on June 19, 2013, under the ticker symbol "SBPRB."


SERIES C PREFERRED SHARES

On July 15, 2014, we declared our first cash dividend of $0.46667 per share on our 8.00% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares for the period from May 7, 2014 to July 29, 2014. The dividend was paid on July 30, 2014 to all shareholders of record as of July 25, 2014. On October 14, 2014 we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from July 30, 2014 to October 29, 2014. The dividend was paid on October 30, 2014 to all shareholders of record as of October 24, 2014. On January 12, 2015, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from October 30, 2014 to January 29, 2015. The dividend was paid on January 30, 2015 to all shareholders of record as of January 23, 2015. On April 13, 2015, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from January 30, 2015 to April 29, 2015. The dividend was paid on April 30, 2015 to all shareholders of record as of April 24, 2015. On July 13, 2015, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from April 30, 2015 to July 29, 2015. The dividend was paid on July 30, 2015 to all shareholders of record as of July 24, 2015. On October 9, 2015, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from July 30, 2015 to October 29, 2015. The dividend was paid on October 30, 2015 to all shareholders of record as of October 23, 2015. On January 14, 2016, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from October 30, 2015 to January 29, 2016. The dividend was paid on February 1, 2016, to all shareholders of record as of January 25, 2016. On April 13, 2016, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from January 30, 2016 to April 29, 2016. The dividend was paid on May 2, 2016, to all shareholders of record as of April 25, 2016. On July 12, 2016, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from April 30, 2016 to July 29, 2016. The dividend was paid on August 1, 2016, to all shareholders of record as of July 25, 2016. On October 6, 2016, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from July 30, 2016 to October 29, 2016. The dividend was paid on October 31, 2016, to all shareholders of record as of October 24, 2016. On January 12, 2017, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from October 30, 2016 to January 29, 2017. The dividend was paid on January 30, 2017 to all shareholders of record as of January 23, 2017. On April 11, 2017, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from January 30, 2017 to April 29, 2017. The dividend was paid on May 1, 2017 to all shareholders of record as of April 24, 2017. On July 12, 2017, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from April 30, 2017 to July 29, 2017. The dividend was paid on July 31, 2017 to all shareholders of record as of July 24, 2017.

On October 6, 2017, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from July 30, 2017 to October 29, 2017. The dividend will be paid on October 30, 2017 to all shareholders of record as of October 23, 2017.

We have 2,300,000 Series C Preferred Shares outstanding as of January 14, 2016 . Trading commenced on the New York Stock Exchange on May 9, 2014, under the ticker symbol "SBPRC."


SERIES D PREFERRED SHARES

On October 14, 2014 we declared our first cash dividend of $0.66667 per share on our 8.00% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares for the period from June 30, 2014 to October 29, 2014. The dividend was paid on October 30, 2014 to all shareholders of record as of October 24, 2014. On January 12, 2015, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from October 30, 2014 to January 29, 2015. The dividend was paid on January 30, 2015 to all shareholders of record as of January 23, 2015. On April 13, 2015, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from January 30, 2015 to April 29, 2015. The dividend was paid on April 30, 2015 to all shareholders of record as of April 24, 2015. On July 13, 2015, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from April 30, 2015 to July 29, 2015. The dividend was paid on July 30, 2015 to all shareholders of record as of July 24, 2015. On October 9, 2015, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from July 30, 2015 to October 29, 2015. The dividend was paid on October 30, 2015 to all shareholders of record as of October 23, 2015. On January 14, 2016, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from October 30, 2015 to January 29, 2016. The dividend was paid on February 1, 2016, to all shareholders of record as of January 25, 2016. On April 13, 2016, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from January 30, 2016 to April 29, 2016. The dividend was paid on May 2, 2016, to all shareholders of record as of April 25, 2016. On July 12, 2016, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from April 30, 2016 to July 29, 2016. The dividend was paid on August 1, 2016, to all shareholders of record as of July 25, 2016. On October 6, 2016, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from July 30, 2016 to October 29, 2016. The dividend was paid on October 31, 2016, to all shareholders of record as of October 24, 2016. On January 12, 2017, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from October 30, 2016 to January 29, 2017. The dividend was paid on January 30, 2017 to all shareholders of record as of January 23, 2017. On April 11, 2017, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from January 30, 2017 to April 29, 2017. The dividend was paid on May 1, 2017 to all shareholders of record as of April 24, 2017. On July 12, 2017, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from April 30, 2017 to July 29, 2017. The dividend was paid on July 31, 2017 to all shareholders of record as of July 24, 2017.

On October 6, 2017, we declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the period from July 30, 2017 to October 29, 2017. The dividend will be paid on October 30, 2017 to all shareholders of record as of October 23, 2017.

We have 3,200,000 Series D Preferred Shares outstanding as of January 14, 2016. Trading commenced on the New York Stock Exchange on June 25, 2014, under the ticker symbol "SBPRD."





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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