FREEHOLD, N.J., Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (MNR) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a 6.25% increase in the Company's quarterly common stock dividend, raising it to $0.17 per share from $0.16 per share. The dividend is payable December 15, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 15, 2017. This represents an annualized dividend rate of $0.68 per share. Monmouth has maintained or increased its cash dividend for 26 consecutive years.
ABOUT MONMOUTH REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION
Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation, founded in 1968, is one of the oldest public equity REITs in the U.S. The Company specializes in single tenant, net-leased industrial properties, subject to long-term leases, primarily to investment-grade tenants. Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation is a fully integrated and self-managed real estate company, whose property portfolio consists of 108 properties containing a total of approximately 18.8 million rentable square feet, geographically diversified across 30 states. In addition, the Company owns a portfolio of REIT securities.
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