Centerline Holding Company Changes Tax Classification

Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:22am EDT

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Denise Bernstein, Investor Relations
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New York, NY - October 14, 2011 - Centerline Holding Company  ("Centerline")(OTC: CLNH), a provider of real estate financial and asset management services for affordable and conventional multifamily housing, announced yesterday it filed an Entity Classification election with the IRS to become an association taxable as a corporation.  Previously, the firm, a Delaware business trust, was treated as a pass through entity, and all items of income and deductions flowed through to its investors.  The change in tax status will result in the firm becoming subject to entity-level tax.

Centerline investors will receive a final schedule K-1 for the short period ending July 30, 2011 which will be available in February, 2012.  Schedule K-1 forms will also be available online at www.centerline.com in February.  As a corporation, investors will no longer be required to report any income or deductions recognized by Centerline, and will no longer receive annual K-1s after the issuance of the final 2011 K-1 in February, 2012.

"This move will help Centerline to reduce expenses, simplify reporting and may reduce the tax reporting burden to some shareholders," said Robert Levy, President and CFO.  

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About Centerline Capital Group
Centerline Capital Group, a subsidiary of Centerline Holding Company (OTC: CLNH), provides real estate financing and asset management services, focused on affordable and conventional multifamily housing.   Centerline offers a range of both debt and equity financing to developers, owners, and investors.   An industry leader, Centerline is structured to originate, underwrite, service, manage, refinance or sell through all phases of an asset's life cycle.  A leading sponsor of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) funds, Centerline has raised more than $10 billion in equity across 136 funds, and invested in over 1,300 assets spanning 47 states. The firm's multifamily lending platform services more than $11billion in loans. Founded in 1972, Centerline is headquartered in New York City, with 227 employees in ten offices throughout the United States.   A strategic partner of Island Capital, Centerline is organized around four business units:  Asset Management, Mortgage Banking, Affordable Housing Equity and Affordable Housing Debt. For more information visit www.centerline.com.

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