Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC) ("Spirit" or the "Company"), a net-lease real estate investment trust ("REIT") that invests in single-tenant, operationally essential real estate, announced today that its Board of Directors declared an increase in the Company’s quarterly common stock cash dividend on August 8, 2022 from $0.638 per share to $0.663 per share, an increase of 3.9%, representing a new annualized rate of $2.652 per share. Stockholders of record as of Friday, September 30, 2022 will receive the cash dividend on Friday, October 14, 2022.
The Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.3750 per share to holders of the Company’s 6.00% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock. Preferred stockholders of record as of Thursday, September 15, 2022 will receive the cash dividend on Friday, September 30, 2022.
Information pertaining to Spirit’s dividends can be obtained through the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.spiritrealty.com. For account inquiries relating to Spirit’s quarterly dividends, please contact Spirit’s transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC at (866) 703-9065.
ABOUT SPIRIT REALTY
Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC) is a premier net-lease REIT that primarily invests in single-tenant, operationally essential real estate assets, subject to long-term leases.
As of June 30, 2022, our diverse portfolio consisted of 2,078 retail, industrial and other properties across 49 states, which were leased to 342 tenants operating in 35 industries. As of June 30, 2022, our properties were approximately 99.8% occupied. More information about Spirit Realty Capital can be found on the investor relations page of the Company's website at www.spiritrealty.com.
FORWARD-LOOKING AND CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS
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