CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) today announced that its Board of Trustees declared quarterly dividends on the Company’s common and preferred shares. A regular common share dividend for the first quarter of $0.6625 per share will be paid on April 14, 2023 to shareholders of record on March 27, 2023. The annualized dividend of $2.65 per share is a 6.0% increase over the Company’s 2022 common share dividend.
“We are pleased to announce this increase in the Company’s dividend which reflects the current strength of our business as well as our confidence in its prospects going forward. This increase is a testament to our unwavering dedication to creating long-term value for our shareholders,” said Mark J. Parrell, Equity Residential’s President and CEO.
A quarterly dividend of $1.03625 per share will be paid on March 31, 2023 to shareholders of record on March 20, 2023 of the Company’s Series K Preferred Shares.
2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
In addition, the Company declared that its Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. CT. Shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2023 will be entitled to vote at the meeting.
About Equity Residential
Equity Residential is committed to creating communities where people thrive. The Company, a member of the S&P 500, is focused on the acquisition, development and management of residential properties located in and around dynamic cities that attract affluent long-term renters. Equity Residential owns or has investments in 308 properties consisting of 79,597 apartment units, with an established presence in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Seattle, San Francisco and Southern California, and an expanding presence in Denver, Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Austin. For more information on Equity Residential, please visit our website at www.equityapartments.com