TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FirstService Corporation (TSX:FSV) (Nasdaq:FSRV) ("FirstService") announced today that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend on the outstanding Subordinate Voting Shares and Multiple Voting Shares (together, the "Common Shares") of FirstService of US$0.10 per Common Share. The dividend is payable on January 8, 2014 to holders of Common Shares of record at the close of business on December 31, 2013. The dividend is an "eligible dividend" for Canadian income tax purposes.
About FirstService Corporation
FirstService Corporation is a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector. As one of the largest property managers in the world, FirstService manages more than 2.3 billion square feet of residential and commercial properties through its industry-leading operating platforms in Commercial Real Estate Services, delivered through Colliers International, one of the top global players in commercial real estate; Residential Real Estate Services, delivered through FirstService Residential, the largest provider of residential property management services in North America, and Property Services, delivered through FirstService Brands, a leading provider of essential property services delivered through franchise systems and company-owned operations.
FirstService generates over US$2.3 billion in annual revenues and has more than 23,000 employees worldwide. More information about FirstService is available at www.firstservice.com.
Certain information included in this news release is forward-looking, within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Much of this information can be identified by words such as "believe," "expects," "expected," "will," "intends," "projects," "anticipates," "estimates," "continues" or similar expressions suggesting future outcomes or events. FirstService believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon.
Forward-looking statements are based on current information and expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, risks associated with: (i) general economic and business conditions, which will, among other things, impact demand for FirstService's services and the cost of providing services; (ii) the ability of FirstService to implement its business strategy, including FirstService's ability to acquire suitable acquisition candidates on acceptable terms and successfully integrate newly acquired businesses with its existing businesses; (iii) changes in or the failure to comply with government regulations; and (iv) such factors as are identified in FirstService's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2012 under the heading "Risk Factors" (which factors are adopted herein and a copy of which can be obtained at www.sedar.com). Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and are subject to change. All forward-looking statements in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements. Except as required by applicable law, FirstService undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
CONTACT: COMPANY CONTACTS:
Jay S. Hennick
Founder & CEO
John B. Friedrichsen
Senior Vice President & CFO
Source: FirstService Corporation