The following table sets forth the dividends per share that Ellington Financial LLC (the “Company”) has paid to its shareholders. The Company did not pay any dividends prior to 2009.
(*) For all periods prior to Q3 2014, for tax withholding purposes the entire dividend should be deemed as consisting entirely of Interest Income (U.S.) that Qualifies for the Portfolio Interest Exception (as described in §871 (h) of the Internal Revenue Code). However, for tax reporting purposes a U.S. shareholder is generally required to take into account its allocable share of the Company's taxable income as reported on its Schedule K-1 for the applicable year.
The Company does not provide advice on tax matters to its shareholders or to broker/nominees who hold the Company's shares on behalf of their customers. Withholding Information is provided for informational purposes only, is subject to change as more definitive information is obtained by the Company, and does not constitute tax advice. Non-U.S. holders of the Company's common shares and broker/nominees who hold shares on behalf of such holders are strongly urged to consult with their own tax advisors with regard to the U.S. federal income tax consequences of the dividends paid by the Company. This information is not intended to, and cannot, be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties that may be imposed under U.S. federal income tax law.