TORONTO, Dec. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allied Properties REIT (TSX:”AP.UN”) announced today that its Trustees have (i) approved an increase in Allied’s monthly cash distributions from $0.130 per unit ($1.56 per unit annualized) to $0.133 per unit ($1.60 per unit annualized) and (ii) declared a distribution of $0.133 per unit for the month of December 2018. The distribution will be payable on January 15, 2019, to unitholders of record on December 31, 2018.
“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 FFO and AFFO pay-out ratios in 2019 despite this distribution increase.”
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Allied is a leading owner, manager and developer of (i) distinctive urban workspace in Canada’s major cities and (ii) network-dense urban data centres in Toronto that form Canada’s hub for global connectivity. Allied’s business is providing knowledge-based organizations with distinctive urban environments for creativity and connectivity.
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Michael R. Emory
President & Chief Executive Officer
Cecilia C. Williams
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer