This excerpt taken from the AYR 8-K filed Oct 4, 2007.
Dividends. All dividends and other distributions declared and payable on the capital shares of the Company may under current laws and regulations of Bermuda be paid in any currency other than Bermuda dollars that may be freely transferred out of Bermuda, and all such dividends and other distributions will not be subject under such current laws and regulations to withholding or other taxes under the laws and regulations of Bermuda and are otherwise free and clear of any other tax, approval, authorization, registration or qualification of or with any governmental agency or body or any court in Bermuda (other than as may apply to residents of Bermuda for Bermuda exchange control purposes); and other than as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus, no regulatory agency or body or other governmental authority has issued any order or decree impairing, restricting or prohibiting the payment of dividends by the Company or its subsidiaries.
This excerpt taken from the AYR 8-K filed Sep 26, 2007.
Note 9. Dividends
On July 20, 2006, the Board declared a dividend from cash on hand in the amount of $0.35 per common share, or an aggregate of $14,367 to shareholders of record on July 26, 2006, which was paid on July 31, 2006. In addition, on August 2, 2006, our Board declared a dividend of $0.156 per common share, or an aggregate of $6,403 to shareholders of record on August 1, 2006, which was paid on August 15, 2006.
The Company paid these dividends so that holders of our common shares prior to the initial public offering would receive a distribution for the period prior to the initial public offering.
On October 9, 2006 the Board declared a partial third quarter dividend on its common shares of $0.194 per share, or $9,992 to holders of record of as of October 31, 2006. This dividend was paid on November 15, 2006.
On December 13, 2006 the Board declared a fourth quarter dividend of $0.4375 per common share, or an aggregate of $22,584 to shareholders of record as of December 29, 2006, which was paid on January 15, 2007.