BEIJING, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan" or "the Company") (NYSE: XIN), a residential real estate developer with primary focus on high growth cities in China, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared its fourth quarterly cash dividend payment for 2012 of US$0.025 per common share, or US$0.05 per American Depositary Share (ADS), which will be payable on February 28, 2013 to shareholders of record as of February 15, 2013. This represents an increase of US$0.01 per ADS or 25%, over the Company's previous quarterly dividend of US$0.04 per ADS.
Mr. Yong Zhang, Xinyuan's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, "Our strong financial condition allows us to raise our quarterly dividend payment, which reinforces our focus on returning capital to our shareholders while we continue to invest in the long-term growth of our business. We believe Xinyuan is well positioned to capitalize on strategic opportunities in 2013 and look forward to updating investors on our upcoming fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial earnings call in late February."
About Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan") (NYSE: XIN) is a developer of large scale, high quality residential real estate projects aimed at providing middle-income consumers with a comfortable and convenient community lifestyle. Xinyuan focuses on China's Tier I and II cities, characterized as larger, more developed urban areas with above average GDP and population growth rates. Xinyuan has expanded its network to cover a total population of over 64.7 million people in eight strategically selected Tier II cities, comprising Beijing, Hefei, Jinan, Kunshan, Suzhou, Zhengzhou, Xuzhou and Chengdu. Xinyuan's U.S. development arm, XIN Development Group International, Inc. ("XIN") is a pioneer amongst Chinese real estate residential developers, entering the US market with three projects in 2012. Xinyuan is the first real estate developer from China to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit http://www.xyre.com.
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For more information, please contact:
Mr. Tom Gurnee
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +86 (10) 8588-9390
Ms. Helen Zhang
Tel: +86 (10) 8588-9255
In U.S.: +1-646-308-1472
In China: +86 (10) 6583 7511
SOURCE Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.