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Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Empiric Student Prop

Dividend Declaration

RNS Number : 5369Q
Empiric Student Property PLC
20 February 2019
 

20 February 2019

Empiric Student Property plc

("Empiric" or the "Company" or, together with its subsidiaries, the "Group")

DIVIDEND DECLARATION

The board of Empiric Student Property plc (ticker: ESP) (the "Board"), the owner and operator of premium student accommodation across the UK, has declared a dividend of 1.25 pence per Ordinary Share in respect of the quarter ended 31 December 2018, payable on 22 March 2019 to all Ordinary Shareholders on the register on 1 March 2019.  The ex-dividend date will be 28 February 2019.

 

0.04 pence of this dividend will be paid as a Property Income Distribution ("PID") in respect of the Company's tax-exempt property rental business and 1.21 pence will be paid as an Ordinary UK dividend ("non-PID").

 

The Board is targeting an aggregate dividend of 5.0 pence per share for the year to 31 December 2019.1

 

Note:

(1)   The target dividend is a target only and not a forecast. There can be no assurance that the target will be met and it should not be taken as an indication of the Company's expected or actual future results.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE COMPANY, PLEASE CONTACT:

Empiric Student Property plc

(via Maitland/AMO below)

Tim Attlee (Chief Executive Officer)


Lynne Fennah (Chief Financial & Operating Officer)




Jefferies International Limited

Tel: 020 7029 8000

Gary Gould


Stuart Klein




Maitland/AMO (Communications Adviser)

Tel: 020 7379 5151

James Benjamin

Email: [email protected]

 

The Company's LEI is 213800FPF38IBPRFPU87.

 

Further information on Empiric can be found on the Company's website at www.empiric.co.uk.

 

Notes:

Empiric Student Property plc is a leading provider and operator of modern, direct-let, nominated or leased student accommodation across the UK. Investing in both operating and development assets, Empiric is a multi-niche student property company focused on, (i) providing good quality first year accommodation managed through its Hello Student® operating platform in partnership with universities, (ii) offering a variety of second and third year purpose-built accommodation options for individual students and those wanting a group living environment, and (iii) continuing to expand the Group's existing premium, studio-led accommodation portfolio which is attractive to international and postgraduate students.

 

The Company, an internally managed real estate investment trust ("REIT") incorporated in England and Wales, listed on the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and was admitted to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange in June 2014.


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