ESCONDIDO, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income), The Monthly Dividend Company ®, (NYSE: O), today announced its board of directors has declared an increase in the company's common stock monthly cash dividend to $0.1827917 per share from $0.1824792 per share. The dividend is payable on July 15, 2014 to shareholders of record as of July 1, 2014. This is the 76 th dividend increase since Realty Income went public in 1994. The new monthly dividend amount represents an annualized dividend amount of approximately $2.194 per share as compared to the previous annualized dividend amount of approximately $2.19 per share. The company continues its long-term policy of declaring and paying dividends on a monthly, rather than on a quarterly, basis. To view a history of Realty Income's dividend increases, refer to the chart below or visit the company's website at www.realtyincome.com. John P. Case, Chief Executive Officer of Realty Income commented, "We are pleased that our Board of Directors have once again determined that we are able to increase the amount of the monthly dividend we pay to our shareholders. With the payment of the July dividend, we will have made 528 consecutive monthly dividend payments and paid over $3.0 billion in dividends throughout our 45-year operating history."
About the CompanyRealty Income, The Monthly Dividend Company ®, is a New York Stock Exchange real estate company dedicated to providing shareholders with dependable monthly income. To date, the company has declared 528 consecutive common stock monthly dividends throughout its 45-year operating history and increased the dividend 76 times since Realty Income's listing on the New York Stock Exchange in 1994. The monthly income is supported by the cash flow from over 4,200 properties owned under long-term lease agreements with regional and national retail chains and other commercial tenants. The company is an active buyer of net-leased properties nationwide. Additional information about the company can be obtained from the corporate website at www.realtyincome.com or www.twitter.com/realtyincome. Forward-Looking StatementsStatements in this press release that are not strictly historical are "forward-looking" statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, which may cause the company's actual future results to differ materially from expected results. These risks include, among others, general economic conditions, local real estate conditions, tenant financial health, the availability of capital to finance planned growth, continued volatility and uncertainty in the credit markets and broader financial markets, property acquisitions and the timing of these acquisitions, charges for property impairments, and the outcome of legal proceedings to which the company is a party, as described in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Consequently, forward-looking statements should be regarded solely as reflections of the company's current operating plans and estimates. Actual operating results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecast in this press release. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date these statements were made. Note to Editors:Realty Income press releases are available on the Internet at www.realtyincome.com/invest/newsroom-library/press-releases.shtml.