Dividends & Tax Info

Learn more about our current dividend, historical distributions and tax information.

Dividend History

NYSE: SSW

Common Shares

Announce
Date
Ex-Dividend
Date
Record
Date
Pay
Date
Total Distribution (per share)
Amount of Total Distribution Treated as a Dividend (per common share) % Per Common Share Treated as a Dividend Amount of Total Distribution Treated other than as a Dividend (per common share) % Per Common Share Treated other than as a Dividend
                 
2018                
09-Jan-18 19-Jan-18 22-Jan-18 30-Jan-18 $0.12500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.12500 100.0%
28-Jun-18 9-Jul-18 10-Jul-18 30-Jul-18 $0.12500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.12500 100.0%
9-Oct-18 21-Oct-18 22-Oct-18 30-Oct-18 $0.12500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.12500 100.0%
Total 2018       $0.37500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.37500 100.0%
                 
2017                
11-Jan-17 23-Jan-17 25-Jan-17 30-Jan-17 $0.37500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.37500 100.0%
11-Apr-17 18-Apr-17 20-Apr-17 1-May-17 $0.12500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.12500 100.0%
11-Jul-17 18-Jul-17 20-Jul-17 31-Jul-17 $0.12500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.12500 100.0%
10-Oct-17 19-Oct-17 20-Oct-17 30-Oct-17 $0.12500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.12500 100.0%
Total 2017       $0.75000 $0.00000 0.0% $0.75000 100.0%
                 
2016                
12-Jan-16 15-Jan-16 20-Jan-16 1-Feb-16 $0.37500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.37500 100.0%
12-Apr-16 18-Apr-16 20-Apr-16 2-May-16 $0.37500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.37500 100.0%
12-Jul-16 18-Jul-16 20-Jul-16 1-Aug-16 $0.37500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.37500 100.0%
11-Oct-16 18-Oct-16 20-Oct-16 31-Oct-16 $0.37500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.37500 100.0%
Total 2016       $1.50000 $0.00000 0.0% $1.50000 100.0%
                 
2015                
13-Jan-15 20-Jan-15 22-Jan-15 30-Jan-15 $0.34500 $0.11719 33.97% $0.22781 66.03%
13-Apr-15 16-Apr-15 20-Apr-15 30-Apr-15 $0.37500 $0.12738 33.97% $0.24762 66.03%
13-Jul-15 16-Jul-15 20-Jul-15 30-Jul-15 $0.37500 $0.12738 33.97% $0.24762 66.03%
13-Oct-15 16-Oct-15 20-Oct-15 30-Oct-15 $0.37500 $0.12738 33.97% $0.24762 66.03%
Total 2015       $1.47000 $0.49933 33.97% $0.97067 66.03%
                 
2014                
6-Feb-14 14-Feb-14 18-Feb-14 26-Feb-14 $0.31250 $0.00000 0.0% $0.31250 100.0%
14-Apr-14 16-Apr-14 21-Apr-14 30-Apr-14 $0.34500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.34500 100.0%
15-Jul-14 17-Jul-14 21-Jul-14 30-Jul-14 $0.34500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.34500 100.0%
14-Oct-14 16-Oct-14 20-Oct-14 30-Oct-14 $0.34500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.34500 100.0%
Total 2014       $1.34750 $0.00000 0.0% $1.34750 100.0%
                 
2013                
7-Feb-13 14-Feb-13 19-Feb-13 27-Feb-13 $0.25000 $0.00000 0.0% $0.25000 100.0%
26-Apr-13 16-May-13 20-May-13 30-May-13 $0.31250 $0.00000 0.0% $0.31250 100.0%
24-Jul-13 8-Aug-13 12-Aug-13 21-Aug-13 $0.31250 $0.00000 0.0% $0.31250 100.0%
29-Oct-13 14-Nov-13 18-Nov-13 27-Nov-13 $0.31250 $0.00000 0.0% $0.31250 100.0%
Total 2013       $1.18750 $0.00000 0.0% $1.18750 100.0%
                 
2012                
3-Feb-12 10-Feb-12 13-Feb-12 22-Feb-12 $0.18750 $0.00000 0.0% $0.18750 100.0%
16-May-12 24-May-12 29-May-12 8-Jun-12 $0.25000 $0.00000 0.0% $0.25000 100.0%
1-Aug-12 9-Aug-12 13-Aug-12 22-Aug-12 $0.25000 $0.00000 0.0% $0.25000 100.0%
30-Oct-12 9-Nov-12 13-Nov-12 23-Nov-12 $0.25000 $0.00000 0.0% $0.25000 100.0%
Total 2012       $0.93750 $0.00000 0.0% $0.93750 100.0%
                 
2011                
20-Jan-11 26-Jan-11 28-Jan-11 11-Feb-11 $0.12500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.12500 100.0%
5-May-11 11-May-11 14-May-11 23-May-11 $0.18750 $0.00000 0.0% $0.18750 100.0%
4-Aug-11 11-Aug-11 15-Aug-11 22-Aug-11 $0.18750 $0.00000 0.0% $0.18750 100.0%
1-Nov-11 9-Nov-11 14-Nov-11 23-Nov-11 $0.18750 $0.00000 0.0% $0.18750 100.0%
Total 2011       $0.68750 $0.00000 0.0% $0.68750 100.0%
                 
2010                
22-Jan-10 28-Jan-10 1-Feb-10 12-Feb-10 $0.10000 $0.01989 19.9% $0.08011 80.1%
27-Apr-10 5-May-10 7-May-10 18-May-10 $0.10000 $0.01989 19.9% $0.08011 80.1%
27-Jul-10 5-Aug-10 9-Aug-10 20-Aug-10 $0.12500 $0.02486 19.9% $0.10014 80.1%
27-Oct-10 29-Oct-10 2-Nov-10 12-Nov-10 $0.12500 $0.02486 19.9% $0.10014 80.1%
Total 2010       $0.45000 $0.08951 19.9% $0.36050 80.1%
                 
2009                
6-Jan-09 29-Jan-09 2-Feb-09 16-Feb-09 $0.47500 $0.05646 11.9% $0.41854 88.1%
28-Apr-09 29-Apr-09 1-May-09 12-May-09 $0.10000 $0.01189 11.9% $0.08811 88.1%
5-Aug-09 7-Aug-09 11-Aug-09 20-Aug-09 $0.10000 $0.01189 11.9% $0.08811 88.1%
3-Nov-09 5-Nov-09 9-Nov-09 19-Nov-09 $0.10000 $0.01189 11.9% $0.08811 88.1%
Total 2009       $0.77500 $0.09211 11.9% $0.68289 88.1%
                 
2008                
24-Jan-08 30-Jan-08 1-Feb-08 15-Feb-08 $0.47500 $0.07309 15.4% $0.40191 84.6%
28-Apr-08 30-Apr-08 2-May-08 12-May-08 $0.47500 $0.07309 15.4% $0.40191 84.6%
30-Jul-08 4-Aug-08 6-Aug-08 15-Aug-08 $0.47500 $0.07309 15.4% $0.40191 84.6%
30-Oct-08 3-Nov-08 5-Nov-08 14-Nov-08 $0.47500 $0.07309 15.4% $0.40191 84.6%
Total 2008       $1.90000 $0.29236 15.4% $1.60764 84.6%
                 
2007                
23-Jan-07 25-Jan-07 29-Jan-07 13-Feb-07 $0.44625 $0.12049 27.0% $0.32576 73.0%
16-Apr-07 26-Apr-07 30-Apr-07 11-May-07 $0.44625 $0.12049 27.0% $0.32576 73.0%
18-Jul-07 26-Jul-07 30-Jul-07 10-Aug-07 $0.44625 $0.12049 27.0% $0.32576 73.0%
29-Oct-07 30-Oct-07 2-Nov-07 14-Nov-07 $0.44625 $0.12049 27.0% $0.32576 73.0%
Total 2007       $1.78500 $0.48196 27.0% $1.30304 73.0%
                 
2006                
10-Feb-06 21-Feb-06 23-Feb-06 9-Mar-06 $0.42500 $0.16800 39.6% $0.25700 60.4%
17-Apr-06 26-Apr-06 28-Apr-06 11-May-06 $0.42500 $0.03500 8.3% $0.39000 91.7%
20-Jul-06 26-Jul-06 28-Jul-06 11-Aug-06 $0.42500 $0.03500 8.3% $0.39000 91.7%
23-Oct-06 25-Oct-06 27-Oct-06 10-Nov-06 $0.42500 $0.03500 8.3% $0.39000 91.7%
Total 2006       $1.70000 $0.27300 8.3% $1.42700 91.7%
                 
2005                
9-Nov-05 17-Nov-05 21-Nov-05 5-Dec-05 $0.23000 $0.23000 100.0% $0.00000 0.0%
Total 2005       $0.23000 $0.23000 100.0% $0.00000 0.0%

nYsE: SSWPRD

7.95% Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Series D Preferred Shares, liquidation preference $25.00 per share ("Series D Preferred Shares")

Dividends on our Series D Preferred Shares are cumulative from the date of original issue and will be payable quarterly in arrears on the 30th day of January, April, July and October of each year, commencing January 30, 2013, when, as and if declared by our board of directors. Dividends will be payable out of amounts legally available therefore at an initial rate equal to 7.95% per annum of the stated liquidation preference, subject to adjustment as described in the prospectus supplement on file with the SEC.

Announce
Date
Ex-Dividend
Date
Record
Date
Pay
Date
Total Distribution (per share)
Amount of Total Distribution Treated as a Dividend (per Series D Preferred Share) % Per Series D Preferred Share Treated as a Dividend Amount of Total Distribution Treated other than as a Dividend (per Series D Preferred Share) % Per Series D Preferred Share Treated other than as a Dividend
                 
2018                
09-Jan-18 26-Jan-18 29-Jan-18 30-Jan-18 $0.496875 $0.00000 0.0% $0.496875 100.0%
28-Jun-18 26-Jul-18 27-Jul-18 30-Jul-18 $0.496875 $0.00000 0.0% $0.496875 100.0%
9-Oct-18 28-Oct-18 29-Oct-18 30-Oct-18 $0.496875 $0.00000 0.0% $0.496875 100.0%
Total 2018       $1.490625 $0.00000 0.0% $1.490625 100.0%
                 
2017                
11-Jan-17 25-Jan-17 27-Jan-17 30-Jan-17 $0.496875 $0.00000 0.0% $0.496875 100.0%
11-Apr-17 26-Apr-17 28-Apr-17 1-May-17 $0.496875 $0.00000 0.0% $0.496875 100.0%
11-Jul-17 26-Jul-17 28-Jul-17 31-Jul-17 $0.496875 $0.00000 0.0% $0.496875 100.0%
10-Oct-17 26-Oct-17 27-Oct-17 30-Oct-17 $0.496875 $0.00000 0.0% $0.496875 100.0%
Total 2017       $1.987500 $0.00000 0.0% $1.987500 100.0%
                 
2016                
12-Jan-16 27-Jan-16 29-Jan-16 1-Feb-16 $0.496875 $0.00000 0.0% $0.496875 100.0%
12-Apr-16 27-Apr-16 29-Apr-16 2-May-16 $0.496875 $0.00000 0.0% $0.496875 100.0%
12-Jul-16 27-Jul-16 29-Jul-16 1-Aug-16 $0.496875 $0.00000 0.0% $0.496875 100.0%
11-Oct-16 26-Oct-16 28-Oct-16 31-Oct-16 $0.496875 $0.00000 0.0% $0.496875 100.0%
Total 2016       $1.987500 $0.00000 0.0% $1.987500 100.0%
                 
2015                
13-Jan-15 27-Jan-15 29-Jan-15 30-Jan-15 $0.496875 $0.496875 100.00% $0.000000 0.00%
13-Apr-15 27-Apr-15 29-Apr-15 30-Apr-15 $0.496875 $0.496875 100.00% $0.000000 0.00%
13-Jul-15 27-Jul-15 29-Jul-15 30-Jul-15 $0.496875 $0.496875 100.00% $0.000000 0.00%
13-Oct-15 27-Oct-15 29-Oct-15 30-Oct-15 $0.496875 $0.496875 100.00% $0.000000 0.00%
Total 2015       $1.987500 $1.987500 100.00% $0.000000 0.00%
                 
2014                
15-Jan-14 27-Jan-14 29-Jan-14 30-Jan-14 $0.496875 $0.151395 30.47% $0.345480 69.53%
14-Apr-14 25-Apr-14 29-Apr-14 30-Apr-14 $0.496875 $0.151395 30.47% $0.345480 69.53%
15-Jul-14 25-Jul-14 29-Jul-14 30-Jul-14 $0.496875 $0.151395 30.47% $0.345480 69.53%
14-Oct-14 27-Oct-14 29-Oct-14 30-Oct-14 $0.496875 $0.151395 30.47% $0.345480 69.53%
Total 2014       $1.987500 $0.605580 30.47% $1.381920 69.53%
                 
2013                
15-Jan-13 25-Jan-13 29-Jan-13 30-Jan-13 $0.259479 $0.00000 0.0% $0.259479 100.00%
16-Apr-13 25-Apr-13 29-Apr-13 30-Apr-13 $0.496875 $0.00000 0.0% $0.496875 100.00%
16-Jul-13 25-Jul-13 29-Jul-13 30-Jul-13 $0.496875 $0.00000 0.0% $0.496875 100.00%
15-Oct-13 25-Oct-13 29-Oct-13 30-Oct-13 $0.496875 $0.00000 0.0% $0.496875 100.00%
Total 2013       $1.750104 $0.00000 0.0% $1.750104 100.00%

nYsE: SSWPRE

8.25% Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Series E Preferred Shares, liquidation preference $25.00 per share ("Series E Preferred Shares")

Dividends on our Series E Preferred Shares are cumulative from the date of original issue and will be payable quarterly in arrears on the 30th day of January, April, July and October of each year, commencing April 30, 2014, when, as and if declared by our board of directors. Dividends will be payable out of amounts legally available therefore at an initial rate equal to 8.25% per annum of the stated liquidation preference, subject to adjustment as described in the prospectus supplement on file with the SEC.

Announce
Date
Ex-Dividend
Date
Record
Date
Pay
Date
Total Distribution (per share)
Amount of Total Distribution Treated as a Dividend (per Series E Preferred Share) % Per Series E Preferred Share Treated as a Dividend Amount of Total Distribution Treated other than as a Dividend (per Series E Preferred Share) % Per Series E Preferred Share Treated other than as a Dividend
                 
2018                
09-Jan-18 26-Jan-18 29-Jan-18 30-Jan-18 $0.515625 $0.00000 0.0% $0.515625 100.0%
28-Jun-18 26-Jul-18 27-Jul-18 30-Jul-18 $0.515625 $0.00000 0.0% $0.515625 100.0%
9-Oct-18 28-Oct-18 29-Oct-18 30-Oct-18 $0.515625 $0.00000 0.0% $0.515625 100.0%
Total 2018       $1.546875 $0.00000 0.0% $1.546875 100.0%
                 
2017                
11-Jan-17 25-Jan-17 27-Jan-17 30-Jan-17 $0.515625 $0.00000 0.0% $0.515625 100.0%
11-Apr-17 26-Apr-17 28-Apr-17 1-May-17 $0.515625 $0.00000 0.0% $0.515625 100.0%
11-Jul-17 26-Jul-17 28-Jul-17 31-Jul-17 $0.515625 $0.00000 0.0% $0.515625 100.0%
10-Oct-17 26-Oct-17 27-Oct-17 30-Oct-17 $0.515625 $0.00000 0.0% $0.515625 100.0%
Total 2017       $2.062500 $0.00000 0.0% $2.062500 100.0%
                 
2016                
12-Jan-16 27-Jan-16 29-Jan-16 1-Feb-16 $0.515625 $0.00000 0.0% $0.515625 100.0%
12-Apr-16 27-Apr-16 29-Apr-16 2-May-16 $0.515625 $0.00000 0.0% $0.515625 100.0%
12-Jul-16 27-Jul-16 29-Jul-16 1-Aug-16 $0.515625 $0.00000 0.0% $0.515625 100.0%
11-Oct-16 26-Oct-16 28-Oct-16 31-Oct-16 $0.515625 $0.00000 0.0% $0.515625 100.0%
Total 2016       $2.062500 $0.00000 0.0% $2.062500 100.0%
                 
2015                
13-Jan-15 27-Jan-15 29-Jan-15 30-Jan-15 $0.515625 $0.515625 100.00% $0.000000 0.00%
13-Apr-15 27-Apr-15 29-Apr-15 30-Apr-15 $0.515625 $0.515625 100.00% $0.000000 0.00%
13-Jul-15 27-Jul-15 29-Jul-15 30-Jul-15 $0.515625 $0.515625 100.00% $0.000000 0.00%
Total 2015       $2.062500 $2.062500 100.00% $0.000000 0.00%
                 
2014                
14-Apr-14 25-Apr-14 29-Apr-14 30-Apr-14 $0.441146 $0.134415 30.47% $0.306731 69.53%
15-Jul-14 25-Jul-14 29-Jul-14 30-Jul-14 $0.515625 $0.157108 30.47% $0.358517 69.53%
14-Oct-14 27-Oct-14 29-Oct-14 30-Oct-14 $0.515625 $0.157108 30.47% $0.358517 69.53%
Total 2014       $1.472396 $0.448631 30.47% $1.023765 69.53%

nYsE: SSWPRG

8.20% Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Series G Preferred Shares, liquidity preference $25.00 per share ("Series G Preferred Shares")

Dividends on our Series G Preferred Shares are cumulative from the date of original issue and will be payable quarterly in arrears on the 30th day of January, April, July and October of each year, commencing July 30, 2016, when, as and if declared by our board of directors. Dividends will be payable out of amounts legally available therefore at an initial rate equal to 8.20% per annum of the stated liquidation preference, subject to adjustment as described in the prospectus supplement on file with the SEC.

Announce
Date
Ex-Dividend
Date
Record
Date
Pay
Date
Total Distribution (per share)
Amount of Total Distribution Treated as a Dividend (per Series G Preferred Share) % Per Series G Preferred Share Treated as a Dividend Amount of Total Distribution Treated other than as a Dividend (per Series G Preferred Share) % Per Series G Preferred Share Treated other than as a Dividend
                 
2018                
09-Jan-18 26-Jan-18 29-Jan-18 30-Jan-18 $0.512500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.512500 100.0%
28-Jun-18 26-Jul-18 27-Jul-18 30-Jul-18 $0.512500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.512500 100.0%
9-Oct-18 28-Oct-18 29-Oct-18 30-Oct-18 $0.512500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.512500 100.0%
Total 2018       $1.5375 $0.00000 0.0% $1.5375 100.0%
                 
2017                
11-Jan-17 25-Jan-17 27-Jan-17 30-Jan-17 $0.512500 $0.00000 0.0% $0.512500 100.0%
Total 2017       $2.050000 $0.00000 0.0% $2.050000 100.0%

nYsE: SSWPRH

7.875% Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Series H Preferred Shares, liquidity preference $25.00 per share ("Series H Preferred Shares")

Dividends on our Series H Preferred Shares are cumulative from the date of original issue and will be payable quarterly in arrears on the 30th day of January, April, July and October of each year, commencing October 31, 2016, when, as and if declared by our board of directors. Dividends will be payable out of amounts legally available therefore at an initial rate equal to 7.875% per annum of the stated liquidation preference, subject to adjustment as described in the prospectus supplement on file with the SEC.

Announce
Date
Ex-Dividend
Date
Record
Date
Pay
Date
Total Distribution (per share)
Amount of Total Distribution Treated as a Dividend (per Series H Preferred Share) % Per Series H Preferred Share Treated as a Dividend Amount of Total Distribution Treated other than as a Dividend (per Series H Preferred Share) % Per Series H Preferred Share Treated other than as a Dividend
                 
2018                
09-Jan-18 26-Jan-18 29-Jan-18 30-Jan-18 $0.492188 $0.00000 0.0% $0.492188 100.0%
28-Jun-18 26-Jul-18 27-Jul-18 30-Jul-18 $0.492188 $0.00000 0.0% $0.492188 100.0%
9-Oct-18 28-Oct-18 29-Oct-18 30-Oct-18 $0.492188 $0.00000 0.0% $0.492188 100.0%
Total 2018       $1.476564 $0.00000 0.0% $1.476564 100.0%
                 
2017                
11-Jan-17 25-Jan-17 27-Jan-17 30-Jan-17 $0.492188 $0.00000 0.0% $0.492188 100.0%
Total 2017       $1.968752 $0.00000 0.0% $1.968752 100.0%

NYSE: SSWPRI

8.00% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Series I Preferred Shares, liquidity preference $25.00 per share (“Series I Preferred Shares”)

NYSE: SSWPRI 8.00% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Series I Preferred Shares, liquidity preference $25.00 per share (“Series I Preferred Shares”) Dividends on the Series I Preferred Shares will be cumulative from the date of original issue and will be payable quarterly in arrears on the 30th day of January, April, July and October of each year, when, as and if declared by our board of directors. Dividends will be payable out of amounts legally available therefor (i) from and including the original issue date to, but excluding, October 30, 2023 at a fixed rate equal to 8.00% per annum of the stated liquidation preference and (ii) from and including October 30, 2023 at a floating rate equal to three-month LIBOR plus a spread of 5.008% per annum of the stated liquidation preference.

Announce
Date
Ex-Dividend
Date
Record
Date
Pay
Date
Total Distribution (per share)
Amount of Total Distribution Treated as a Dividend (per Series I Preferred Share) % Per Series I Preferred Share Treated as a Dividend Amount of Total Distribution Treated other than as a Dividend (per Series I Preferred Share) % Per Series I Preferred Share Treated other than as a Dividend
                 
2018                
9-Oct-18 28-Oct-18 29-Oct-18 30-Oct-18 $0.227778 $0.00000 0.0% $0.227778 100.0%
Total 2018       $0.227778 $0.00000 0.0% $0.227778 100.0%

The tables above provide a breakdown by quarter of Seaspan Corporation’s cash distribution (the Distribution) paid per Common Share, Series C Preferred Share, Series D Preferred Share, Series E Preferred Share, Series G Preferred Share, and Series H Preferred Share (collectively referred to herein as the Seaspan Shares). Please note that the amount of the total Distribution that is treated as a dividend versus treated other than as a dividend is not determined for U.S. tax purposes until the end of each fiscal year. If you are a U.S. shareholder and you received an IRS form 1099 that does not set forth the amount of Distributions treated as dividends or as other than dividends, you should contact your broker or your tax advisor.

The dividend portion of the 2015 Distributions above may be treated as “qualified dividend income”. Certain conditions must be satisfied in order for the dividend portion of the Distribution to be considered “qualified dividend income”, please refer to the section titled “The Distribution to U.S. Shareholders” on the Tax Information page. For 2015, Seaspan believes its shares should satisfy condition (1) because Seaspan’s Shares should be treated as readily tradable on the New York Stock Exchange. Seaspan believes its shares should also satisfy condition (2) for 2015 because we do not believe that Seaspan is, or has been, a passive foreign investment company (PFIC). Conditions (3) and (4) will depend on the Non-Corporate U.S. Shareholder’s specific circumstances. Non-Corporate U.S. Shareholders are urged to consult their U.S. tax advisor to make this determination.

To Top