PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY......VORNADO REALTY TRUST (NYSE:VNO) announced today that its Board of Trustees has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.65 per share (a new indicated annual rate of $2.60) with a cash portion of $0.38 per share and a stock portion of $.27 per share. The cash portion is unchanged from that paid in the previous two quarters. The dividend is payable on September 14, 2009 to common shareholders of record on August 11, 2009. The dividend will be paid in a combination of cash, not to exceed 58.5% in the aggregate, and common shares.
In accordance with Internal Revenue Service procedure, shareholders will be asked to make an election to receive this dividend all in cash or all in Vornado common shares. To the extent that more than 58.5% cash is elected, the cash portion will be prorated. Shareholders who do not make an election will receive 58.5% in cash and 41.5% in common shares. Shares will be priced at the volume weighted average trading prices of Vornado's common shares on the New York Stock Exchange on September 2 and 3, 2009. The Company expects the dividend to be taxable to its shareholders. Vornado reserves the right to pay the dividend entirely in cash.
An information letter and election form will be mailed to shareholders of record promptly after August 11, 2009. The properly completed election form to receive cash or common shares must be received by Vornado's transfer agent prior to 5:00 p.m. (EST) on September 1, 2009. Registered shareholders with questions regarding the dividend election may call American Stock Transfer and Trust Co., Vornado's transfer agent, at (718) 921-8521. If your shares are held through a bank, broker or nominee, and you have questions regarding the dividend election please contact such bank, broker or nominee, who will also be responsible for distributing to you the letter and election form and submitting the election form on your behalf.
Vornado Realty Trust is a fully-integrated equity real estate investment trust.