PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EPRT; the “Company”) today announced that, due to the emerging public health impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and to support the health and well-being of our stockholders, employees and directors, the location of the Company’s 2020 annual meeting of stockholders has been changed and will be held in a virtual meeting format only. As previously announced, the annual meeting will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. To be admitted to the Annual Meeting and vote your shares, you must register by Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (the “Registration Deadline”) and provide the control number as described in the notice or proxy card at www.proxydocs.com/EPRT. After completion of your registration by the Registration Deadline, further instructions, including a unique link to access the Annual Meeting and vote during the meeting, will be emailed to you. Further information regarding this change to the location of the annual meeting can be found in the proxy supplement filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2020.
About Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc.
Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc. is an internally managed REIT that acquires, owns and manages primarily single-tenant properties that are net leased on a long-term basis to companies operating service-oriented or experience-based businesses. As of December 31, 2019, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 1,000 freestanding net lease properties with a weighted average lease term of 14.6 years and a weighted average rent coverage ratio of 2.9x. As of the same date, the Company’s portfolio was 100.0% leased to 205 tenants operating 265 different concepts in 16 industries across 44 states.
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