Orchid Island Capital Announces May 2019 Monthly Dividend and April 30, 2019 RMBS Portfolio Characteristics

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VERO BEACH, Fla., May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orchid Island Capital, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:ORC) announced today that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) declared a monthly cash dividend for the month of May 2019. The dividend of $0.08 per share will be paid June 28, 2019, to holders of record on May 31, 2019, with an ex-dividend date of May 30, 2019.  The Company plans on announcing its next dividend after the Board’s meeting on June 11, 2019.

The Company intends to make regular monthly cash distributions to its stockholders. In order to qualify as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”), the Company must distribute annually to its stockholders an amount at least equal to 90% of its REIT taxable income, determined without regard to the deduction for dividends paid and excluding any net capital gain. The Company will be subject to income tax on taxable income that is not distributed and to an excise tax to the extent that a certain percentage of its taxable income is not distributed by specified dates. The Company has not established a minimum distribution payment level and is not assured of its ability to make distributions to stockholders in the future.

As of May 15, 2019, the Company had 53,392,967 shares outstanding. At March 31, 2019, the Company had 49,937,700 shares outstanding.

Details of the RMBS portfolio as of April 30, 2019 are presented below. These figures are preliminary and subject to change.  The information contained herein is an intra-quarter update created by the Company based upon information that the Company believes is accurate:

Orchid Island Capital, Inc. is a specialty finance company that invests in Agency RMBS that are either traditional pass-through Agency RMBS or structured Agency RMBS. Orchid Island Capital, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a REIT for federal income tax purposes.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the Company’s distributions and the expected funding of purchased assets and anticipating borrowings. These forward-looking statements are based upon Orchid Island Capital, Inc.’s present expectations, but these statements are not guaranteed to occur. Investors should not place undue reliance upon forward-looking statements. For further discussion of the factors that could affect outcomes, please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Orchid Island Capital, Inc.Robert E. Cauley3305 Flamingo Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32963Telephone: (772) 231-1400

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Globe Newswire: 21:55 GMT Wednesday 15th May 2019

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