Allied Announces Distribution Increase for 2018
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Dec. 6, 2017) - Allied Properties REIT (TSX:AP.UN) announced today that its Trustees have approved an increase in monthly cash distributions from $0.1275 per unit ($1.53 per unit annualized) to $0.13 per unit ($1.56 per unit annualized). The increased monthly distribution will commence on January 15, 2018, payable to unitholders of record on December 31, 2017.
“Management and the Trustees support the two-fold objective of raising distributions on an annual basis while simultaneously reducing pay-out ratios,” said Michael Emory, President and CEO. “We’re confident of our ability to reduce our pay-out ratios in 2018.”
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Allied is a leading owner, manager and developer of distinctive urban workspace in Canada’s major cities. Its objectives are to provide stable and growing cash distributions to unitholders and to maximize unitholder value through effective management and accretive portfolio growth.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Cecilia C. Williams
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer