Douglas Emmett, Inc. (NYSE: DEI), a real estate investment trust (REIT), announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 15% increase in its quarterly cash dividend to $0.15 per share, or $0.60 per common share on an annualized basis. The dividend will be paid on April 13, 2012 to shareholders of record as of March 30, 2012.
In addition, Douglas Emmett announced that its Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Sheraton Delfina Hotel, located at 530 West Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90405. Shareholders of record as of March 30, 2012 will be entitled to vote in person or by proxy at the meeting.
About Douglas Emmett, Inc .Douglas Emmett, Inc. (NYSE: DEI) is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), and one of the largest owners and operators of high-quality office and multifamily properties located in premier submarkets in Southern California and Hawaii. The Company’s properties are concentrated in ten submarkets – Brentwood, Olympic Corridor, Century City, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Westwood, Sherman Oaks/Encino, Warner Center/Woodland Hills, Burbank and Honolulu. The Company focuses on owning and acquiring a substantial share of top-tier office properties and premier multifamily communities in neighborhoods that possess significant supply constraints, high-end executive housing and key lifestyle amenities. The Company maintains a website at www.douglasemmett.com.
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