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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Triangle Capital Corporation Declares Cash Dividend of $0.41 Per Share

Triangle Capital Corporation, a leading specialty finance company that provides customized financing solutions to lower middle market companies located throughout the United States, today announced that its board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.41 per share. This is the Company's eleventh consecutive quarterly dividend since its initial public offering in February, 2007, and reflects a 2.5% increase over the second quarter of 2009 and a 7.9% increase over the third quarter of 2008.

The Company's dividend will be payable as follows:

Record Date: October 8, 2009
Payment Date: October 22, 2009

Disclosure I am long TCAP shares, curently up ytd 13.92% not including dividends of 0.85 cents a share so far this year.

McDonald's (MCD) Approves Increase in Quarterly Dividend

McDonald’s (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 32,000 local restaurants in more than 100 countries. Thursday, the company raised its quarterly dividend 10% to $0.55/share. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 1, 2009.

MCD’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Skinner said, “So far in 2009 we’ve returned nearly $4.0 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases, bringing total cash returned since the beginning of 2007 to about $15.5 billion. With today’s dividend increase, we expect to end the year near the high end of our three-year, $15 billion to $17 billion total cash return target.”

Disclosure I will be selling my holding in KFT and using the cash to purchase MCD shares market open Monday.

DHT Maritime Inc. Not To Declare Dividend For Second Quarter Of 2009

DHT Maritime Inc. announced that the Board of Directors has decided not to declare any dividend for the second quarter of 2009.

Therefore DHT no longer meets my demand for payment from my holdings. I will be selling my holding on Monday. I will no longer speak of DHT unless a decent payout dividend record is reestablished.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Announces 3rd Quarter Dividend of $0.69 Per Share

he Board of Directors of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY) declared the third quarter 2009 common stock cash dividend of $0.69 per common share. This dividend is payable October 29, 2009 to common shareholders of record on October 1, 2009. The ex-dividend date is September 29, 2009.

“We continue to manage Annaly conservatively in the current environment. Looking ahead, I believe that we are well-prepared for the opportunities that will present themselves as government policy in our markets continues to evolve,” said Michael A.J. Farrell, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

The Company distributes dividends based on its current estimate of taxable earnings per common share, not GAAP earnings. Taxable and GAAP earnings will differ because of non-taxable unrealized and realized losses, differences in premium amortization, and non-deductible general and administrative expenses.

Dividends may be reinvested through Annaly's Dividend Reinvestment Plan. Plan information may be obtained from the Plan Administrator, Mellon Investor Services at 1-800-301-5234, at, or by contacting the Company.

Annaly manages assets on behalf of institutional and individual investors worldwide. The Company’s principal business objective is to generate net income for distribution to investors from its investment securities and from dividends it receives from its subsidiaries. Annaly is a Maryland corporation that has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”), and currently has 552,762,229 shares of common stock outstanding.

Disclosure I am long NLY shares.