Thomas Properties Group Announces Resumption of Quarterly Cash Dividend
LOS ANGELES - Thomas Properties Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPGI), today announced that its board of directors has reinstated its cash dividend at an annual rate of six cents per share of common stock. The first quarterly cash dividend of $0.015 per share of common stock is payable on December 7, 2011 to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 23, 2011.
The resumption of the payment of a dividend is indicative of our confidence in our ability to execute our strategy, including selling assets that have reached their maximum value or that do not fit our long term plan,” stated Jim Thomas, Chairman and CEO. “Our strategy also includes focusing on maximizing the portfolio’s recurring cash flow and growth in net operating income. We are pleased that the progress we are making in implementing our strategic plan allows us to resume payment of a dividend.”
About Thomas Properties Group
Thomas Properties Group, Inc., based in Los Angeles, is a full-service real estate company that owns, acquires, develops and manages primarily office, as well as mixed-use and residential properties on a nationwide basis. The company's primary areas of focus are the acquisition and ownership of premier properties, both on a consolidated basis and through its strategic joint ventures, property development and redevelopment, and property management and leasing activities. For more information about Thomas Properties Group, Inc., please visit www.tpgre.com.
Forward Looking Statements.
Forward Looking Statements
Statements made in this press release that are not historical may contain forward-looking statements. Although TPGI believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, these statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from TPGI’s expectations include actual and perceived trends in various national and economic conditions that affect global and regional markets for commercial real estate services, including interest rates, the availability of credit and equity investors to finance commercial real estate transactions, our ability to enter into or renew leases at favorable rates, which can be impacted by the financial condition of our tenants, risks associated with the success of our development and property redevelopment projects, general volatility in the securities and credit markets, and the impact of tax laws affecting real estate. For a discussion of some of the factors that may cause our results to differ from management's expectations, see the information under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Factors That May Influence Future Results of Operations" in our 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, and contained in our reports on Form 10-Q for fiscal quarters during 2011, which have been filed with the SEC. TPGI disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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