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 first quarter of $0.40 per share will be paid on April 12, 2013 to shareholders of record on March 22, 2013. A quarterly dividend of $1.03625 per share will be paid on April 1, 2013 to shareholders of record on March 22, 2013 of the company’s Series K Preferred Shares. 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders In addition, the company declared that its Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in Chicago, Illinois. Shareholders of record at the close of business on March 28, 2013 will be entitled to vote at the meeting. 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 446 properties located in 13 states and the District of Columbia, consisting of 127,814 apartment units. For more information on Equity Residential, please visit our website at www.equityapartments.com.