Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) (the "Company"), a leading real estate investment trust with office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.035 per share for the fourth quarter of 2021, payable to holders of the Company's Class A common stock and Class B common stock and to holders of Empire State Realty OP, L.P.'s ("ESRO") Series ES, Series 250 and Series 60 operating partnership units (NYSE Arca: ESBA, FISK and OGCP, respectively) and Series PR operating partnership units.
The Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.15 per unit for the fourth quarter of 2021, payable to holders of Empire State Realty OP, L.P.'s ("ESRO") Series 2014 Private Perpetual Preferred Units and a dividend of $0.175 per unit for the fourth quarter of 2021, payable to holders of ESRO's Series 2019 Private Perpetual Preferred Units. The dividends will be payable in cash on December 31, 2021 to unitholders of record at the close of business on December 20, 2021.
In addition, the company today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a new repurchase authorization of up to $500 million of the Company's Class A common stock and Empire State Realty OP, L.P.'s ("ESRO") Series ES, Series 250 and Series 60 operating partnership units (NYSE Arca: ESBA, FISK and OGCP, respectively) during the period from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023. This will replace an earlier $500 million repurchase authorization that runs from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.
About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the "World's Most Famous Building." The company's office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2021, which consists of 9.4 million rentable square feet across 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and two in Westchester County, New York; as well as approximately 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.
Empire State Realty Trust is a leader in energy efficiency in the built environment and sustainability space, with 76 percent of the eligible portfolio ENERGY STAR certified and 100 percent fully powered by renewable wind electricity. As the first commercial real estate portfolio in the Americas to achieve the evidence-based, third-party verified WELL Health-Safety Rating for health and safety, ESRT additionally earned the highest possible GRESB 5 Star Rating and Green Star recognition for sustainability performance in real estate and was named a Fitwel Champion for healthy, high-performance buildings. To learn more about Empire State Realty Trust, visit esrtreit.com and follow ESRT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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