RALEIGH, N.C., April 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW) announces its Board of Directors today declared a cash dividend of $0.44 per share of common stock for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, which equates to an annual dividend of $1.76 per share.  This quarterly dividend is payable on June 6, 2017 to shareholders of record as of May 17, 2017.

The Board also declared a cash dividend of $21.5625 per share of the Company's 8 5/8% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock.  The dividend is payable on May 31, 2017, which is the next regularly scheduled dividend payment date, to shareholders of record as of May 15, 2017. 

About HighwoodsHighwoods Properties, Inc., headquartered in Raleigh, is a publicly-traded (NYSE:HIW) real estate investment trust ("REIT") and a member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index.  The Company is a fully-integrated office REIT that owns, develops, acquires, leases and manages properties primarily in the best business districts (BBDs) of Atlanta, Greensboro, Memphis, Nashville, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond and Tampa.  For more information about Highwoods, please visit our website at www.highwoods.com.
Contact:	Brendan Maiorana 	        	     	 Senior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations			            	919-431-1529

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