GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. (NYSE:UBA and UBP) announced that on September 4, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Willis H. Stephens, Jr. to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors.
Mr. Stephens is an attorney who has been in private practice for forty years with a concentration in real estate transactions, land use development and litigation. He has served as the Town Attorney for the Town of Southeast, New York, since 2007, advising the town on, among other things, municipal, zoning, planning, labor and employment, land use, litigation and transactional matters. He also serves as General Counsel for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Putnam and Southern Dutchess Counties, Inc., a provider of residential and rehabilitative services for people with developmental disabilities. Mr. Stephens served as a member of the New York State Assembly from January 1995 to December 2006. He currently serves on several philanthropic and non-profit boards, including as a charter member of the Executive Committee of the Southeast Rotary Club, a chapter of Rotary International. He was previously a Board Member of Citizens Environmental Research Institute and an Advisory Board Member for Trinity-Pawling School, a private preparatory school.
Willing L. Biddle, President and CEO, commented “We are very pleased that Will Stephens has joined our Board of Directors. His experience in land use zoning and approvals, as well as his familiarity with the markets in which we operate will surely add value as we adapt and potentially densify our properties in light of the changing retail environment.”
Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust which owns or has equity interests in 83 properties containing approximately 5.3 million square feet of space. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1970, it provides investors with a means of participating in ownership of income-producing properties. It has paid 198 consecutive quarters of uninterrupted dividends to its shareholders since its inception and has raised total dividends to its shareholders for the last 25 consecutive years.
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