Sotherly Hotels Inc. Announces Dividend Tax Treatment

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Feb. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (NASDAQ: SOHO) (the “Company”) today announced the estimated income tax classification of the Company’s 2019 distributions on its common shares (CUSIP #83600C103), Series B preferred shares (CUSIP #83600C301), Series C preferred shares (CUSIP #83600C400), and Series D preferred shares (CUSIP #83600C509). The income tax classification of the 2019 distributions as it is expected to be reported on Form 1099-DIV is set forth in the following table:

     COMMON SHARES      TotalTaxableNontaxable RecordPaidCash DistributionOrdinaryDistribution DateDatePer ShareIncome(Return of Capital)*Sec 199A Dividends3/15/20194/11/2019  0.125000 –    0.125000 – 6/14/20197/11/2019  0.130000 –    0.130000 – 9/13/201910/11/2019  0.130000 –    0.130000 – 12/13/20191/10/2020  0.130000 –    0.130000   – TOTAL   0.515000   –    0.515000   – Percent 100.0000%0.0000%100.0000%       The CUSIP number for Sotherly Hotels Inc.‘s Common Shares is 83600C103.       SERIES B PREFERRED SHARES     TotalTaxableNontaxable RecordPaidCash DistributionOrdinaryDistribution DateDatePer ShareIncome(Return of Capital)*Sec 199A Dividends3/31/20194/15/2019  0.500000   0.035844   0.464156 0.035844 7/1/20197/15/2019  0.500000   0.035844   0.464156 0.035844 10/1/201910/15/2019  0.500000   0.035844   0.464156 0.035844 12/31/20191/15/2020  0.500000   0.035844   0.464156 0.035844 TOTAL   2.000000   0.143376   1.856624 0.143376 Percent 100.0000%7.1689%92.8311%7.1689%      The CUSIP number for Sotherly Hotels Inc.‘s Series B Preferred Shares is 83600C301.       SERIES C PREFERRED SHARES     TotalTaxableNontaxable RecordPaidCash DistributionOrdinaryDistribution DateDatePer ShareIncome(Return of Capital)*Sec 199A Dividends3/31/20194/15/2019  0.492188   0.035284    0.456904 0.035284 7/1/20197/15/2019  0.492188   0.035284   0.456904 0.035284 10/1/201910/15/2019  0.492188   0.035284   0.456904 0.035284 12/31/20191/15/2020   0.492188   0.035284   0.456904 0.035284 TOTAL   1.968752   0.141136   1.827616 0.141136 Percent 100.0000%7.1689%92.8311%7.1689%      The CUSIP number for Sotherly Hotels Inc.‘s Series C Preferred Shares is 83600C400.       SERIES D PREFERRED SHARES     TotalTaxableNontaxable RecordPaidCash DistributionOrdinaryDistribution DateDatePer ShareIncome(Return of Capital)*Sec 199A Dividends3/31/20194/15/2019  –   –    – – 7/1/20197/15/2019  0.418230   0.029982   0.388248 0.029982 10/1/201910/15/2019  0.515625   0.036964   0.478661 0.036964 12/31/20191/15/2020   0.515625   0.036964   0.478661 0.036964 TOTAL   1.449480   0.103910   1.345570 0.103910 Percent 100.0000%7.1689%92.8311%7.1689%          

The CUSIP number for Sotherly Hotels Inc.‘s Series D Preferred Shares is 83600C509.

* Generally, distributions will reduce a shareholder‘s adjusted tax basis in its shares.  Any amount of the distribution that exceeds a shareholder‘s adjusted tax basis in its shares should be treated as gain from the sale or exchange of property.

No portion of the dividends declared in 2019 represented foreign taxes or qualified dividend income. Record holders of the Company’s common shares who received any of the dividends specified in the table above will receive an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1099-DIV from American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the Company’s dividend paying agent. The Form 1099-DIV will report the dividends paid with respect to 2019. Shareholders whose shares are held in “street name” will receive an IRS Form 1099 from the bank, brokerage firm or other nominee holding their shares.

The information in the table above is based on the preliminary results of work on the tax filings of the Company and is subject to correction or adjustment when the filings are completed. No material change in these classifications is expected. The tax information above should not be construed as tax advice and is not a substitute for careful tax planning and analysis. Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their own tax advisors regarding the specific federal, state, local, foreign and other tax consequences of ownership of the common shares of Sotherly Hotels Inc. and the specific tax treatment of distributions therefrom.

About Sotherly Hotels Inc.

Sotherly Hotels Inc. is a self-managed and self-administered lodging REIT focused on the acquisition, renovation, upbranding and repositioning of upscale to upper-upscale full-service hotels in the Southern United States. Currently, the Company’s portfolio consists of investments in twelve hotel properties, comprising 3,156 rooms, as well as interests in two condominium hotels and their associated rental programs. The Company owns hotels that operate under the Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, Inc., and Hyatt Hotels Corporation brands, as well as independent hotels. Sotherly Hotels Inc. was organized in 2004 and is headquartered in Williamsburg, Virginia. For more information, please visit .

at the Company:        

Mack Sims      
Sotherly Hotels Inc.
306 South Henry Street, Suite 100
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185 

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