PMC Commercial Trust Announces 2012 Dividend Allocation

           PMC Commercial Trust Announces 2012 Dividend Allocation

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2013

DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PMC Commercial Trust; (NYSE MKT: PCC), a
Real Estate Investment Trust, announced the characterization of dividends
declared during 2012 for income tax reporting purposes. Dividends declared
during 2012 are delineated as follows:

                                Dividend             Non-       Non-Taxable
         Record      Paid       Per       Qualified  Qualified  Return of
Type     Dates       Dates      Share     Dividend   Dividend   Capital
Regular  3/30/2012   4/9/2012   $0.16     -          -          $0.16
Regular  6/29/2012   7/9/2012   $0.16     -          -          $0.16
Regular  9/28/2012   10/9/2012  $0.16     -          -          $0.16
Regular  12/31/2012  1/7/2013   $0.12     -          -          $0.12
                                $0.60     -          -          $0.60

The dividend for shareholders of record as of December 31, 2012, will be
reported on shareholders' year 2012 Form 1099. Shareholders should consult
their own tax advisor as to the tax treatment of their dividends.

PMC Commercial Trust's CUSIP number is 693434102.

Certain matters discussed in this press release are "forward-looking
statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability
established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These
forward-looking statements can generally be identified as such because the
context of the statement will include words such as we "expect," "anticipate,"
"estimate," "will" or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that
described our future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking
statements. Such forward-looking statements can be subject to certain risks
and uncertainties, including our financial performance, real estate conditions
and market valuation of our common shares, which could cause actual results to
differ materially from those currently anticipated. Although we believe the
expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on
reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be
attained. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to
consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements.
The forward-looking statements made herein are only made as of the date of
this press release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update such
forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

SOURCE PMC Commercial Trust

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