SOURCE: Essex Property Trust, Inc.

Essex Property Trust, Inc.

January 18, 2013 19:49 ET

Essex Reports Characteristics of 2012 Dividend

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 18, 2013) - Essex Property Trust, Inc., (NYSE: ESS) announced today the income tax treatment for its 2012 distributions to shareholders. The 2012 distribution characteristics are as follows:

 
Common Stock - CUSIP Number 297178105:
 
 
Record
Date
   
 
Payment
Date
 
 
 
 
 
Cash
Distribution
Per Share
 
 
 
 
 
Ordinary
Taxable
Dividend
 
 
 
 
 
 
Return of
Capital
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capital Gain
(15% rate)
 
 
 
 
Unrecaptured
Section 1250
Capital Gain
(25% rate)
1/3/
2012
  1/13/
2012
  $1.040000   $0.7339920   $0.1320822   $0.091005   $0.0829211
3/30/
2012
  4/13/
2012
  $1.100000   $0.7763377   $0.1397023   $0.096255   $0.0877050
6/29/
2012
  7/13/
2012
  $1.100000   $0.7763377   $0.1397023   $0.096255   $0.0877050
9/28/
2012
  10/15/
2012
  $1.100000   $0.7763377   $0.1397023   $0.096255   $0.0877050
  Totals:   $4.340000   $3.063005   $0.551189   $0.379770   $0.346036
  Percentages:   100%   70.5762%   12.7002%   8.7505%   7.9732%
                     

For purposes of calculating alternative minimum taxable income under Sec. 55 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the Company apportions $0.03 per common share attributable to depreciation assuming a full year of ownership.

 
Series G Preferred - CUSIP Number 297178303:
 
 
Record
Date
 
 
 
 
 
 
Payment
Date
 
 
 
 
 
Cash
Distribution
Per Share
 
 
 
 
 
Ordinary
Taxable
Dividend
 
 
 
 
 
 
Return of
Capital
 
 
 
 
 
Capital
Gain
(15% rate)
 
 
 
 
Unrecaptured
Section 1250
Capital Gain
(25% rate)
1/3/
2012
  1/31/
2012
  $0.304690   $0.246322   $0.000000   $0.030540   $0.0278278
4/2/
2012
  4/30/
2012
  $0.304690   $0.246322   $0.000000   $0.030540   $0.0278278
7/2/
2012
  7/31/
2012
  $0.304690   $0.246322   $0.000000   $0.030540   $0.0278278
10/1/
2012
  10/31/
2012
  $0.304690   $0.246322   $0.000000   $0.030540   $0.0278278
 Totals:   $1.21876   $0.98529   $0.00000   $0.12216   $0.11131
 Percentages:   100%   80.8435%   0%   10.0234%   9.1331%
                     
 
Series H Preferred - CUSIP Number 297178402:
 
Record
Date
 
 
 
 
Payment
Date
 
 
 
Cash
Distribution
Per Share
 
 
 
Ordinary
Taxable
Dividend
 
 
 
 
Return of
Capital
 
 
 
Capital
Gain
(15% rate)
 
 
 
Unrecaptured
Section 1250

Capital Gain
(25% rate)
1/3/
2012
  1/13/
2012
  $0.445310   $0.360004   $0.000000   $0.044635   $0.0406708
4/2/
2012
  4/13/
2012
  $0.445310   $0.360004   $0.000000   $0.044635   $0.0406708
7/2/
2012
  7/13/
2012
  $0.445310   $0.360004   $0.000000   $0.044635   $0.0406708
10/1/
2012
  10/15/
2012
  $0.445310   $0.360004   $0.000000   $0.044635   $0.0406708
Totals:   $1.78124   $1.44002   $0.00000   $0.17854   $0.16268
Percentages:   100%   80.8435%   0%   10.0234%   9.1331%
                     

The Company did not incur any foreign taxes during 2012. 

Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of Essex Property Trust, Inc. dividends.

About Essex Property Trust, Inc.
Essex Property Trust, Inc., an S&P 400 company, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, redevelops, and manages apartment communities located in highly desirable, supply-constrained markets. Essex currently has ownership interests in 161 multifamily properties with an additional 9 properties in various stages of development. Additional information about Essex can be found on the Company's web site at http://www.essexpropertytrust.com.

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