Announces Additional $150 Million Share Repurchase Authorization
CHICAGO, March 15, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC) today announced that its Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. Central Time. Shareholders of record at the close of business on April 14, 2022 will be entitled to vote at the meeting.
Details of the virtual annual meeting, including how stockholders can access the virtual meeting, vote and submit questions, will be included in the company’s definitive proxy statement for the 2022 Annual Meeting to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
EQC also announced today that its Board of Trustees authorized the repurchase, through June 30, 2023, of up to an additional $150 million of its outstanding common shares under the company’s existing share repurchase program. With this additional $150 million authorized, the company now has $202 million available for future share repurchases, including $52 million remaining under its prior authorization that expires on December 31, 2022.
Year-to-date through March 14, 2022, the company purchased 2,851,030 shares at a weighted average price of $25.83 per share, for a total investment of $73.6 million.
Purchases made pursuant to the program will be made from time to time, at the company’s discretion, in the open market, through privately negotiated transactions or through other manners as permitted by federal securities laws. The timing, manner, price and amount of any repurchases will be determined by the company and will be subject to economic and market conditions, stock price, applicable legal requirements and other factors. The program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.
About Equity Commonwealth
Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC) is a Chicago based, internally managed and self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) with commercial office properties in the United States. EQC’s portfolio is comprised of 4 properties totaling 1.5 million square feet.
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