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EdR Increases Quarterly Dividend 9% to $0.12 Per Share

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EdR (NYSE:EDR), a leader in the ownership, development and management of collegiate housing, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share of common stock. This represents a 9% increase in EdR’s dividend and, based on the company’s recent stock price, represents an annual yield of approximately 4.5%. The dividend will be payable August 15, 2014 to shareholders of record as of July 31, 2014.

“Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”

About EdR

EdR (NYSE:EDR) is one of America's largest owners, developers and managers of collegiate housing. EdR is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that owns or manages 69 communities with more than 38,000 beds serving 57 universities in 23 states. For details, please visit the company's Web site at www.EdRtrust.com.

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Statements about the company's business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations. You should not rely on our forward-looking statements because the matters they describe are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's future results, performance, or achievements to differ significantly from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. Such risks are set forth under the captions "Item 1A. Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" in our annual report on Form 10-K and under the caption "Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" (or similar captions) in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and as described in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the dates on which they are made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any guidance or other forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise, unless required by law.

Contacts

EdR
J. Drew Koester, 901-259-2523
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
dkoester@EdRtrust.com
or
For media information or photography:
Susan Jennings, 901-259-2506
Vice President, Corporate Communication and Marketing
sjennings@EdRtrust.com