investor-relations

TRANSFER AGENT

For stockholders in Starwood’s publicly traded common stock (NYSE: HOT), the transfer agent answers questions on stockholder certificates, dividends, transferring ownership, tax treatment from past mergers, and additional stockholder information.

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
6201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
info@amstock.com
Phone: (800) 350-6202

Dividends


Regular Dividends

As part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s return of cash to shareholders, the company has paid dividends since 2007. Since the beginning of 2014, Starwood has paid its dividend on quarterly schedule.

 

 

DIVIDENDS

Record

Payable

Amount

Type

09/23/16

09/30/16$0.375Regular Cash

03/14/16

03/28/16 $0.375Regular Cash 

12/09/15

12/23/15

$0.375Regular Cash

09/11/15

09/25/15 $0.375 Regular Cash 

06/08/15

06/17/15 $0.375 Regular Cash
03/05/15 03/26/15 $0.375

Regular Cash

12/08/14 12/29/14 $0.35*

Regular Cash

12/08/14 12/29/14 $0.65

Special Cash

09/05/14

09/26/14 $0.35*  Regular Cash
09/05/14 09/26/14 

$0.65 Special Cash
06/06/14 06/27/14 $0.35* Regular Cash
 
06/06/14 06/27/14 $0.65 Special Cash 

03/11/14

03/28/14 $0.35* Regular Cash
03/11/14

03/28/14 $0.65 Special Cash

*In 2014, Starwood shifted its regular dividend to a quarterly payout schedule. The above regular cash dividends represent quarterly cash dividends.

12/13/13

12/27/13 $1.35 Regular Cash

12/14/12

12/28/12

$1.25

Regular Cash

12/15/11

12/30/11

$0.50

Regular Cash

12/16/10

12/30/10

$0.30

Regular Cash

12/31/09

01/14/10

$0.20

Regular Cash

12/31/08

01/09/09

$0.90

Regular Cash

12/31/07

01/11/08

$0.90

Regular Cash

12/31/06

01/19/07

$0.42

Regular Cash

*Since April 2006, the Company is no longer a REIT entity. Dividends are taxable income to shareholders in the year paid and the dividends paid to corporations are eligible for dividends received deduction. For dividends prior to 4/10/06, under the IRS Rules, dividends declared by a REIT in December of a calendar year, payable to shareholders who are record holders in December, will be deemed to have been paid by the Company and received by the shareholders on that record date if the dividend is actually paid in January of the following calendar year. Therefore, the Company's dividends which are declared in December and paid in January are considered taxable income to shareholders in the year declared. The Company's dividends are not eligible for the dividends received deduction for corporations prior to April 10, 2006.

HISTORICAL DIVIDENDS

Record

Payable

Amount

Type

03/27/06

04/07/06

$.21

Regular Cash

02/28/06

03/10/06

$.21

Regular Cash

12/31/05

01/20/06

$.84

Regular Cash

12/31/04

01/21/05

$.84

Regular Cash

12/31/03

01/21/04

$.84

Regular Cash

12/31/02

01/21/03

$.84

Regular Cash

12/31/01

01/21/02

$.20

Regular Cash

09/30/01

10/19/01

$.20

Regular Cash

06/30/01

07/20/01

$.20

Regular Cash

03/31/01

04/23/01

$.20

Regular Cash

12/31/00

01/22/01

$.17

Regular Cash

09/30/00

10/23/00

$.17

Regular Cash

06/30/00

07/21/00

$.17

Regular Cash

03/31/00

04/21/00

$.17

Regular Cash

12/31/99

01/21/00

$.15

Regular Cash

09/30/99

10/22/99

$.15

Regular Cash

06/30/99

07/22/99

$.15

Regular Cash

03/31/99

04/23/99

$.15

Regular Cash

12/31/98

01/25/99

$.15

Regular Cash

10/10/98

10/24/98

$.52

Regular Cash

07/16/98

07/31/98

$.52

Regular Cash

04/10/98

04/24/98

$.52

Regular Cash

12/31/97

01/26/98

$.48

Regular Cash

10/10/97

10/24/97

$.48

Regular Cash

07/10/97

07/24/97

$.39

Regular Cash

04/10/97

04/24/97

$.39

Regular Cash

12/30/96

01/27/97

$.39

Regular Cash

12/30/96

01/27/97

N/A

3-for-2 Stock Split

10/10/96

10/24/96

$.33

Regular Cash

07/10/96

07/25/96

$.33

Regular Cash

04/12/96

04/25/96

$.31

Regular Cash

12/29/95

01/29/96

$.31

Regular Cash

10/13/95

10/27/95

$.31

Regular Cash

06/19/95

06/19/95

N/A

1-for-6 Stock Split

Notes:

  • 2010 Dividends Taxable Income ($0.50/per share): 100% (100% Qualified Ordinary Dividend - 0% and 15% capital gain rate depends on each individual circumstance), Return of Capital: 0%
  • 2009 Dividends Taxable Income ($0.90/per share): 100% (100% Qualified Ordinary Dividend - 5% and 15% capital gain rate depends on each individual circumstance), Return of Capital: 0%
  • 2008 Dividends Taxable Income ($0.90/per share): 100% (100% Qualified Ordinary Dividend - 0% and 15% capital gain rate depends on each individual circumstance), Return of Capital: 0%
  • 2007 Dividends Taxable Income ($0.42/per share): 100% (100% Qualified Ordinary Dividend - 5% and 15% capital gain rate depends on each individual circumstance), Return of Capital: 0%
  • 2006 Dividends Taxable Income ($0.42/per share): 100%, Return of Capital: 0%
  • 2005 Dividends Taxable Income: 100% (79.62% Ordinary Dividend Income; 20.38% 15% Capital Gain), Return of Capital: 0%
  • 2004 Dividends Taxable Income: 100%, Return of Capital: 0%
  • 2003 Dividends Taxable Income: 100%, Return of Capital: 0%
  • 2002 Dividends Taxable Income: 100%, Return of Capital: 0%
  • 2001 Dividends Taxable Income: 100%, Return of Capital: 0%
  • 2000 Dividends Taxable Income: 100%, Return of Capital: 0%
  • 1999 Dividends Taxable Income: 100%, Return of Capital: 0%
  • 1998 Dividends Taxable Income: 100%, Return of Capital: 0%
  • 1997 Dividends Taxable Income: 100%, Return of Capital: 0%
  • 1996 Dividends Taxable Income: 89.00%, Return of Capital: 11.00%
  • 1995 Dividends Taxable Income: 89.00%, Return of Capital: 11.00%