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News

2017

February 13, 2017

Certified Shareholder Report for Year Ended December 31, 2016

January 18, 2017

Board Appoints New Director - Clara E. Del Villar

January 18, 2017

Spill Over Dividend and Distribution on Common Stock & Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

2016

December 14, 2016

Renewal of Preferred Stock Repurchase Program and Annual Shareholder Meeting

December 09, 2016

Issue Price ($31.375) of Common Shares to be Issued for Year-End Dividend and Distribution

November 2, 2016

Declares 2016 Year-End Dividend and Distribution on Common Stock and Preferred Stock

October 26, 2016

Net Assets as of September 30, 2016

October 20, 2016

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

August 1, 2016

Certified Shareholder Report for Period Ended June 30, 2016

July 13, 2016

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock & Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

May 02, 2016

Net Assets as of March 31, 2016

April 13, 2016

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

February 09, 2016

Certified Shareholder Report for Year Ended December 31, 2015

January 20, 2016

2015 Spill-Over Dividend and Distribution on Common Stock

January 20, 2016

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

2015

December 16, 2015

Appointment of Officer, Renewal of Preferred Stock Repurchase Program, and Annual Shareholder Meeting

December 11, 2015

Issue Price ($30.81) of Common Shares to be Issued for Year-End Dividend and Distribution

November 4, 2015

Declares 2015 Year-End Dividend and Distribution on Common Stock and Preferred Stock

November 4, 2015

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

October 21, 2015

Net Assets as of September 30, 2015

October 16, 2015

Board Appoints New Director - Henry Schirmer

August 3, 2015

Certified Shareholder Report for Period Ended June 30, 2015

July 15, 2015

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock & Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

July 01, 2015

Adoption of Advance Notice By-Law

April 30, 2015

Net Assets as of March 31, 2015

April 21, 2015

Voting Results from 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

April 16, 2015

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock & Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

February 06, 2015

Certified Shareholder Report for Year Ended December 31, 2014

January 21, 2015

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

2014

December 10, 2014

Appointment of Officer & Renewal of Preferred Stock Repurchase Program

December 5, 2014

Issue Price ($35.21) of Common Shares to be Issued for Year-End Dividend and
Distribution

November 5, 2014

Declares 2014 Year-End Dividend and Distribution on Common Stock and Preferred Stock

October 20, 2014

Net Assets as of September 30, 2014

August 1, 2014

Certified Shareholder Report for Period Ended June 30, 2014

July 23, 2014

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

April 30, 2014

Net Assets as of March 31, 2014

April 16, 2014

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock & Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

February 07, 2014

Certified Shareholder Report for Year Ended December 31, 2013

January 22, 2014

Annual Shareholders Meeting

January 22, 2014

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock & Renewal of Preferred Stock Repurchase Program

2013

December 11, 2013

Board Appoints Officer

December 6, 2013

Issue Price ($34.475) of Common Shares to be Issued for Year-End Dividend and
Distribution

November 6, 2013

Declares 2013 Year-End Dividend and Distribution on Common Stock and Preferred Stock

October 22, 2013

Net Assets as of September 30, 2013

August 2, 2013

Certified Shareholder Report for Period Ended June 30, 2013

July 17, 2013

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

April 30, 2013

Net Assets as of March 31, 2013

April 10, 2013

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

February 22, 2013

Annual Shareholders Meeting

February 07, 2013

Certified Shareholder Report for Year Ended December 31, 2012

January 16, 2013

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

January 11, 2013

Issue Price ($29.06) of Common Shares to be Issued for Special Dividend and Distribution

2012

December 12, 2012

Special Dividend and Distribution on Common Stock

December 12, 2012

Board Appoints Officers

December 12, 2012

Renewal of Preferred Stock Repurchase Program & Annual Meeting Date

December 7, 2012

Issue Price ($28.135) of Common Shares to be Issued for Year-End Dividend and
Distribution

November 7, 2012

Declares 2012 Year-End Dividend and Distribution on Common Stock and Preferred Stock

October 22, 2012

Net Assets as of September 30, 2012

August 6, 2012

Certified Shareholder Report for Period Ended June 30, 2012

July 18, 2012

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

July 13, 2012

5.95% Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series B is Rated "A1" by Moody's

June 11, 2012

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

April 27, 2012

Net Assets as of March 31, 2012

April 11, 2012

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

February 6, 2012

Certified Shareholder Report for Year Ended December 31, 2011

February 2, 2012

Board Appoints President - Jeffrey Priest

January 18, 2012

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

2011

December 14, 2011

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

December 14, 2011

Preferred Stock Repurchase Program & Annual Meeting Date

December 2, 2011

Issue Price ($25.48) of Common Shares to be Issued for Year-End Dividend and
Distribution

November 2, 2011

Declares 2011 Year-End Dividend and Distribution on Common Stock

November 2, 2011

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

October 20, 2011

Net Assets as of September 30, 2011

August 5, 2011

Certified Shareholder Report for Period Ended June 30, 2011

July 20, 2011

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

May 2, 2011

Net Assets as of March 31, 2011

April 13, 2011

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

February 4, 2011

Certified Shareholder Report for Year Ended December 31, 2010

January 19, 2011

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

2010

December 8, 2010

Preferred Stock Repurchase Program and Annual Meeting Date

December 3, 2010

Issue Price ($26.01) of Common Shares to be Issued for Year-End Dividend and
Distribution

November 3, 2010

Declares 2010 Year-End Dividend and Distribution on Common Stock

November 3, 2010

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

October 20, 2010

Net Assets as of September 30, 2010

August 3, 2010

Certified Shareholder Report for Period Ended June 30, 2010

July 21, 2010

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

July 21, 2010

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

April 28, 2010

Net Assets as of March 31, 2010

April 14, 2010

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

February 5, 2010

Certified Shareholder Report for Year Ended December 31, 2009

January 20, 2010

Board Appoints New Director - Betsy Gotbaum

January 20, 2010

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

January 20, 2010

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

2009

December 9, 2009

New Officer Appointment

December 4, 2009

Issue Price ($22.86) of Common Shares to be Issued for Year-End Dividend and
Distribution

November 4, 2009

Declares 2009 Year-End Dividend and Distribution on Common Stock

November 4, 2009

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

November 4, 2009

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

October 20, 2009

Net Assets as of September 30, 2009

August 3, 2009

Certified Shareholder Report for Period Ended June 30, 2009

July 15, 2009

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

May 12, 2009

Dr. Sally A. Lynch, Vice President, Recipient of Stony Brook Alumnus Award 2009

April 28, 2009

Net Assets as of March 31, 2009

April 15, 2009

Board Appoints - Sidney R. Knafel, Lead Independent Director

April 15, 2009

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

February 6, 2009

Certified Shareholder Report for Year Ended December 31, 2008

January 21, 2009

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

2008

December 10, 2008

Preferred Stock Repurchase Program and Annual Meeting Date

December 5, 2008

Issue Price ($15.55) of Common Shares to be Issued for Year-End Dividend and
Distribution

November 5, 2008

Declares 2008 Year-End Dividend and Distribution on Common Stock

November 5, 2008

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

October 20, 2008

Net Assets as of September 30, 2008

August 4, 2008

Certified Shareholder Report for Period Ended June 30, 2008

July 9, 2008

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

April 28, 2008

Net Assets as of March 31, 2008

April 16, 2008

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

February 8, 2008

Certified Shareholder Report for Year Ended December 31, 2007

January 16, 2008

2007 Spill-Over Dividend and Distribution on Common Stock

January 16, 2008

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

January 16, 2008

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

2007

December 7, 2007

Issue Price ($35.27) of Common Shares to be Issued for Year-End Dividend and
Distribution

November 7, 2007

Declares 2007 Year-End Dividend and Distribution on Common Stock

November 7, 2007

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

October 19, 2007

Net Assets as of September 30, 2007

August 6, 2007

Certified Shareholder Report for Period Ended June 30, 2007

July 12, 2007

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

July 12, 2007

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

July 11, 2007

Board Appoints - Joseph T. Stewart, Jr., Lead Independent Director

July 11, 2007

Board Appoints New Directors - Rodney B. Berens and Daniel M. Neidich

April 27, 2007

Net Assets as of March 31, 2007

April 11, 2007

Election of Chairman, Board of Directors

April 11, 2007

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

February 9, 2007

Certified Shareholder Report for Year Ended December 31, 2006

January 18, 2007

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

January 17, 2007

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

2006

December 13, 2006

Issue Price ($36.75) of Common Shares to be Issued for Year-End Dividend and
Distribution

November 1, 2006

Declares 2006 Year-End Dividend and Distibution on Common Stock

November 1, 2006

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

October 20, 2006

Net Assets as of September 30, 2006

August 3, 2006

Certified Shareholder Report for Period Ended June 30, 2006

July 12, 2006

Audit Committee Appointment

July 12, 2006

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

July 12, 2006

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

April 28, 2006

Net Assets as of March 31, 2006

April 12, 2006

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

March 1, 2006

Kiplinger's Magazine Interviews Spencer Davidson

February 9, 2006

Certified Shareholder Report for Year Ended December 31, 2005

January 18, 2006

2005 Spill-Over Dividends on Common Stock

January 18, 2006

Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on Preferred Stock

2005

December 14, 2005

New Officer Appointments

December 14, 2005

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

December 14, 2005

Issue Price ($34.81) of Common Shares to be Issued for Year-End Dividend and
Distribution

November 2, 2005

Declares 2005 Year-End Dividends on Common Stock

November 2, 2005

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

October 21, 2005

Net Assets as of September 30, 2005

August 3, 2005

Certified Shareholder Report for Period Ended June 30, 2005

July 13, 2005

Officer Retirement

July 13, 2005

New Officer Appointment

July 13, 2005

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

July 13, 2005

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

May 17, 2005

New Officer Appointment

April 28, 2005

Net Assets as of March 31, 2005

April 13, 2005

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

February 22, 2005

Issue Price ($30.94) for 2004 Spill-Over Dividends

February 8, 2005

Certified Shareholder Report for Period Ended Decemeber 31, 2004

January 19, 2005

New Officer Appointments

January 19, 2005

2004 Spill-Over Dividends on Common Stock

January 19, 2005

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

January 19, 2005

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

2004

December 20, 2004

Issue Price ($31.015) of Common Shares to be issued for Year-End Dividends

November 3, 2004

Declares 2004 Year-End Dividends on Common Stock

November 3, 2004

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

October 21, 2004

Net Assets as of September 30, 2004

August 6, 2004

Net Assets as of June 30, 2004

July 14, 2004

Board Elects New Director- D. Ellen Shuman

July 14, 2004

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

July 14, 2004

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

April 26, 2004

Net Assets as of March 31, 2004

April 14, 2004

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

January 23, 2004

Net Assets as of December 31, 2003

January 14, 2004

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

January 14, 2004

2003 Spill-Over Dividends on Common Stock

January 14, 2004

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

2003

December 23, 2003

Dividend Payment Notice, including issue price of $29.07 per share

November 3, 2003

Declares 2003 Year-End Dividends on Common Stock

November 3, 2003

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

October 17, 2003

Net Assets as of September 30, 2003

September 24, 2003

5.95% Series B Preferred Stock Offering

July 25, 2003

Net Assets as of June 30, 2003

July 9, 2003

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

July 9, 2003

Redemption of Preferred Stock on September 23, 2003

July 9, 2003

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

April 23, 2003

Net Assets as of March 31, 2003

April 9, 2003

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

March 3, 2003

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

January 30, 2003

Net Assets as of December 31, 2002

January 15, 2003

2002 Spill-Over Dividends on Common Stock

January 15, 2003

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

2002

November 4, 2002

Declares 2002 Year-End Dividends on Common Stock

November 4, 2002

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

October 18, 2002

Net Assets as of September 30, 2002

October 9, 2002

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

July 23, 2002

Net Assets as of June 30, 2002

July 10, 2002

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

July 10, 2002

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

April 22, 2002

Net Assets as of March 31, 2002

April 10, 2002

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

January 28, 2002

Net Assets as of December 31, 2001

January 16, 2002

2001 Spill-Over Dividends on Common Stock

January 16, 2002

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

2001

November 13, 2001

Final Amounts for 2001 Year-End Dividends

November 5, 2001

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

November 5, 2001

Declares 2001 Year-End Dividends on Common Stock

October 17, 2001

Net Assets as of September 30, 2001

July 25, 2001

Net Assets as of June 30, 2001

July 11, 2001

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

April 23, 2001

Net Assets as of March 31, 2001

April 11, 2001

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

January 25, 2001

Net Assets as of December 31, 2000

January 17, 2001

2000 Spill-Over Dividend on Common Stock

January 17, 2001

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

2000

December 4, 2000

Final Amounts for 2000 Year End Dividends

November 1, 2000

Declares 2000 Year End Dividends on Common Stock

November 1, 2000

Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock

October 19, 2000

Net Assets as of September 30, 2000

September 6, 2000

Extension of Common Stock Repurchase Program

July 25, 2000

Net Assets as of June 30, 2000