NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Office Properties Income Trust (Nasdaq: OPI) today announced that OPI’s Board of Trustees has reduced OPI’s regular quarterly cash distribution on its common shares to $0.25 per common share ($1.00 per share per year). This distribution will be paid to OPI’s common shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 24, 2023 and distributed on or about May 18, 2023.
As announced earlier this week, OPI plans to merge with Diversified Healthcare Trust (Nasdaq: DHC).
About Office Properties Income Trust
OPI is a national REIT focused on owning and leasing office properties primarily to single tenants and those with high credit quality characteristics. As of December 31, 2022, approximately 63% of OPI's revenues were from investment grade rated tenants. OPI owned and leased 160 properties as of December 31, 2022, with approximately 21.0 million square feet located in 30 states and Washington, D.C. In 2023, OPI was named as an Energy Star® Partner of the Year for the sixth consecutive year. OPI is managed by The RMR Group (Nasdaq: RMR), a leading U.S. alternative asset management company with over $37 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2022, and more than 35 years of institutional experience in buying, selling, financing and operating commercial real estate. OPI is headquartered in Newton, MA. For more information, visit opireit.com.
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This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other securities laws. Also, whenever OPI uses words such as “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “plan”, “estimate”, “will”, “may” and negatives or derivatives of these or similar expressions, it is making forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon OPI’s present intent, beliefs or expectations, but forward-looking statements are not guaranteed to occur and may not occur. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in or implied by OPI’s forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. For example: (a) OPI and DHC have entered into a definitive merger agreement and the proposed merger is expected to close in the third quarter of 2023. However, the closing of the proposed merger is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of closing conditions, including OPI shareholder approval and the amendment or replacement of OPI's credit agreement, some of which are beyond OPI’s control, and OPI cannot be sure that any or all of these conditions will be satisfied or waived. In addition, financing, consents or approvals required in connection with the proposed merger may not be received or obtained within the expected timeframe, on the expected terms or at all. Accordingly, the proposed merger may not close on the contemplated terms or at all or it may be delayed; (b) OPI expects to reduce its annual dividend to $1.00 per share beginning in the second quarter of 2023 to increase financial flexibility for OPI. However, the Board of Trustees of OPI, and of the combined company following completion of the proposed merger, will consider many factors when setting distribution rates, and thus future distribution rates may be increased or decreased and OPI cannot be sure as to the rate at which future distributions will be paid.
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A Maryland Real Estate Investment Trust with transferable shares of beneficial interest listed on the Nasdaq.
No shareholder, Trustee or officer is personally liable for any act or obligation of the Trust.