Blackstone Mortgage Trust Announces Tax Treatment Of 2013 Dividends

     Blackstone Mortgage Trust Announces Tax Treatment Of 2013 Dividends

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:
BXMT) today announced the tax treatment of its 2013 common stock dividends.

During 2013, total dividends on Blackstone Mortgage Trust's class A common
stock were $0.72 per share. The following table summarizes the payments:

Record     Payment    Dividend Cash         Ordinary  Qualified Return of
Date       Date       Type     Distribution Dividends Dividends Capital
9/30/2013  10/15/2013 Regular  $0.27        $0.270000 $0.000000 $0.000000
12/31/2013 1/15/2014* Regular  $0.45        $0.450000 $0.000000 $0.000000
                               $0.72        $0.720000 $0.000000 $0.000000

* Distribution is treated as a dividend received by shareholders on 12/31/2013
pursuant to IRC Section 857(b)(9).

About Blackstone Mortgage Trust
Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BXMT) is a real estate finance company
that primarily originates and purchases senior mortgage loans collateralized
by properties in the United States and Europe. The Company is externally
managed by BXMT Advisors L.L.C., a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group L.P., or
Blackstone, and is a real estate investment trust traded on the NYSE under the
symbol "BXMT." Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. is headquartered in New York
City. Further information is available at www.bxmt.com. 

About Blackstone
Blackstone (NYSE: BX) is one of the world's leading investment and advisory
firms. Blackstone seeks to create positive economic impact and long-term value
for its investors, the companies it invests in, the companies it advises and
the broader global economy. Blackstone does this through the commitment of its
extraordinary people and flexible capital. Blackstone's asset management
businesses include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate,
hedge fund solutions, non-investment grade credit, secondary funds, and multi
asset class exposures falling outside of other funds' mandates. Blackstone
also provides various financial advisory services, including financial and
strategic advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund
placement services. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com.
Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.

Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section
21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking
statements contained in this press release are subject to certain risks and
uncertainties including, but not limited to, the risks indicated from time to
time in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.'s Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission. Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.
assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that
become untrue because of subsequent events or circumstances.

SOURCE Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.

Website: http://www.bxmt.com
Contact: Public Affairs, Blackstone, New York, +1 212 583 5263
 
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