Contact:Ashish Parikh, Chief Financial OfficerGreg Costa, Manager of Investor Relations & FinancePhone: (215) 238-1046
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT) ("Hersha" or the "Company"), owner of upscale hotels in urban gateway markets, today announced that its Board of Trustees declared a cash dividend of $0.4297 per Series C Preferred Share, $0.40625 per Series D Preferred Share, and $0.40625 per Series E Preferred Share for the third quarter ending September 30, 2017. The preferred share dividends are payable October 16, 2017 to holders of record as of October 1, 2017. The Board of Trustees also declared cash dividends totaling $0.28 per common share and per limited partnership unit for the second quarter ending September 30, 2017. These common share dividends and limited partnership unit distributions are payable October 13, 2017 to holders of record as of September 29, 2017. Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) is a self-advised real estate investment trust in the hospitality sector, which owns and operates high quality upscale hotels in urban gateway markets and coastal destinations. The Company's 51 hotels totaling 7,804 rooms are located in New York, Washington, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, South Florida and select markets on the West Coast. The Company's common shares are traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "HT". For more information on the Company, and the Company's hotel portfolio, please visit the Company's website at www.hersha.com Forward Looking Statement This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and, as such, may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results or performance to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statement. For a description of these factors, please review the information under the heading "Risk Factors" included in Hersha Hospitality Trust's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and subsequent reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time.