Douglas Emmett, Inc. (NYSE: DEI), a real estate investment trust (REIT), today announced that all of the 2011 dividends relating to its common stock (CUSIP #25960P109) will be treated as a return of capital for United States federal income tax purposes:
As noted above, the common stock dividend of $0.10 per share paid on January 14, 2011, with a record date of December 31, 2010, has been allocated to 2011. The common stock dividend of $0.13 per share that will be paid on January 13, 2012, with a record date of December 30, 2011, will be allocated to 2012.
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Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of Douglas Emmett, Inc. dividends.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. Douglas Emmett’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. Douglas Emmett 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. Douglas Emmett maintains a website at www.douglasemmett.com. Safe Harbor Statement Except for the historical facts, the statements in this press release are forward-looking statements based on our beliefs about, and assumptions made by, and information currently available to us about known and unknown risks, trends, uncertainties and factors that may be beyond our control or ability to predict. Although we believe that our assumptions are reasonable, they are not guarantees of future performance and some will inevitably prove to be incorrect. As a result, our actual future results can be expected to differ from our expectations, and those differences may be material. Accordingly, investors should use caution in relying on forward-looking statements to anticipate future results or trends. For a discussion of some of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.