Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) has declared a dividend for its Q1 2013. The company will pay $0.45 per share of its common stock on April 29 to shareholders of record as of April 1. This amount matches Annaly's previous disbursement, which was handed out in December.

The high-profile real estate investment trust is a habitual dividend payer, although its payout tends to fluctuate somewhat. Over the past five years, the quarterly disbursement has ranged from $0.48 to $0.75 per share.

The company's current dividend annualizes to $1.80 per share. That yields 11.5% at Annaly's most recent closing stock price of $15.60.

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