Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: PEI) announced that its Board of Trustees has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per common share. The dividend is payable on March 16, 2020 to common shareholders of record on March 2, 2020. The March 16th dividend payment will be the Company’s 172nd consecutive distribution since its initial dividend paid in August of 1962.
The Company also announced today that its Board of Trustees has declared quarterly cash dividends of $0.4609375 per share on its 7.375% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares, $0.450000 per share to holders of its 7.20% Series C Preferred Shares, and $0.4296875 per share to holders of its 6.875% Series D Preferred Shares. These dividends are payable on March 16, 2020 to holders of record on March 2, 2020.
PREIT (NYSE:PEI) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and manages quality properties in compelling markets. PREIT’s robust portfolio of carefully curated retail and lifestyle offerings mixed with destination dining and entertainment experiences are located primarily in the densely populated eastern U.S. with concentrations in the mid-Atlantic’s top MSAs. Since 2012, the company has driven a transformation guided by an emphasis on portfolio quality and balance sheet strength driven by disciplined capital expenditures. Additional information is available at www.preit.com or on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Forward Looking Statements
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Additional factors that might cause future events, achievements or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements include those discussed herein and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 in the section entitled “Item 1A. Risk Factors.” and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2019 in the section entitled “Item 1A. Risk Factors.” We do not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.