EdR Increases Quarterly Dividend 43%

EdR (NYSE:EDR), one of the nation’s largest developers, owners and managers of collegiate housing, today announced its board of directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share of common stock. The dividend will be payable August 15, 2012 to shareholders of record as of July 31, 2012.

With this dividend increase, the annualized dividend of $0.40 per share represents a 3.5% yield based on the closing price of EdR stock on July 16, 2012.

About EdR

EdR (NYSE:EDR) is one of America's largest owners, developers and managers of collegiate housing. A self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust, EdR owns or manages 62 communities in 23 states with more than 34,600 beds within more than 11,200 units. For more information, please visit the company's web site at www.EdRtrust.com.

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Statements about the company's business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations. You should not rely on our forward-looking statements because the matters they describe are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's future results, performance, or achievements to differ significantly from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. Such risks are set forth under the captions "Item 1A. Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" in our annual report on Form 10-K and under the caption "Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" (or similar captions) in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and as described in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the dates on which they are made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any guidance or other forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise.

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