Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) today announced that its Board of Trustees declared dividends on the company’s common and preferred shares. A common share dividend for the third quarter of $0.3375 per share will be paid on October 12, 2012 to shareholders of record on September 21, 2012. A quarterly dividend of $1.03625 per share will be paid on October 1, 2012 to shareholders of record on September 21, 2012 of the company’s Series K Preferred Shares. Equity Residential is an S&P 500 company focused on the acquisition, development and management of high quality apartment properties in top U.S. growth markets. Equity Residential owns or has investments in 417 properties located in 14 states and the District of Columbia, consisting of 119,293 apartment units. For more information on Equity Residential, please visit our website at www.equityapartments.com.