DALLAS, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. (NYSE: NXRT) ("NXRT") announced today that on November 7, 2016 NXRT's board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.220 per share of NXRT common stock, a $0.014 per share, or 6.8% increase, over the prior quarter's dividend. The dividend is payable on December 30, 2016 to stockholders of record on December 15, 2016. About NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. NexPoint Residential Trust is a publicly traded REIT, with its shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NXRT," primarily focused on acquiring, owning and operating well-located middle-income multifamily properties with "value-add" potential in large cities and suburban submarkets of large cities, primarily in the Southeastern and Southwestern United States. NXRT is externally advised by NexPoint Real Estate Advisors, L.P., an affiliate of Highland Capital Management, L.P., a leading global alternative asset manager and an SEC-registered investment adviser. More information about NXRT is available at http://www.nexpointliving.com. Contact:Marilynn MeekFinancial Relations Board212-827-3773 To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nexpoint-residential-trust-inc-announces-an-increase-in-quarterly-dividend-300360550.html SOURCE NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc.