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Essex Reports Characteristics of 2015 Dividend

324 Days ago

SAN MATEO, CA --(Marketwired - January 15, 2016) - Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS) announced today the income tax treatment for its 2015 distributions to shareholders. The 2015 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
(20% rate)
Unrecaptured
Section 1250
Capital Gain
(25% rate)
1/2/2015 1/15/2015 $1.30000 $1.29060 $0.00000 $0.00940 $0.00000
3/31/2015 4/15/2015 $1.44000 $1.42960 $0.00000 $0.01040 $0.00000
6/30/2015 7/15/2015 $1.44000 $1.42960 $0.00000 $0.01040 $0.00000
9/30/2015 10/15/2015 $1.44000 $1.42960 $0.00000 $0.01040 $0.00000
  Totals: $5.62000 $5.57940 $0.00000 $0.04060 $0.00000
  Percentages: 100% 99.2776% 0.0000% 0.7224% 0.0000%

For purposes of calculating alternative minimum taxable income under Sec. 55 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the Company apportions $0.11 per common share attributable to depreciation assuming a full year of ownership.

Series H Preferred - CUSIP Number 297178402:



Record
Date


Payment
Date

Cash
 Distribution
Per Share

Ordinary
Taxable
Dividend


Return of
Capital

Capital
Gain
(20% rate)
Unrecaptured
Section 1250
Capital Gain
(25% rate)
1/2/2015 1/15/2015 $0.44531 $0.44209 $0.00000 $0.00322 $0.00000
4/1/2015 4/15/2015 $0.44531 $0.44209 $0.00000 $0.00322 $0.00000
7/1/2015 7/15/2015 $0.44531 $0.44209 $0.00000 $0.00322 $0.00000
10/1/2015 10/15/2015 $0.44531 $0.44209 $0.00000 $0.00322 $0.00000
  Totals: $1.78124 $1.76836 $0.00000 $0.01288 $0.00000
  Percentages: 100% 99.2776% 0.0000% 0.7224% 0.0000%

The Company did not incur any foreign taxes during 2015.

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 500 company, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily residential properties in selected West Coast markets. Essex currently has ownership interests in 244 apartment communities with an additional 9 properties in various stages of active development. Additional information about Essex can be found on the Company's web site at www.essex.com.

Contact Information
Barb Pak
Vice President of Finance & Investor Relations
(650) 655-7800
bpak@essex.com