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ESSENTIAL PROPERTIES P.O. BOX 8016, CARY, NC 27512-9903 Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc. Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials Stockholders Meeting to be held on May 15, 2023 For Stockholders of record as of March 24, 2023 This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the internet. This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote your shares. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. To view the proxy materials, and to obtain instructions to attend the meeting, go to: www.proxydocs.com/EPRT To vote your proxy while visiting this site, you will need the 12 digit control number in the box below. Under United States Securities and Exchange Commission rules, proxy materials do not have to be delivered in paper. Proxy materials can be distributed by making them available on the internet. For a convenient way to view proxy materials and VOTE go to www.proxydocs.com/EPRT Have the 12 digit control number located in the shaded box above available when you access the website and follow the instructions. If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of the proxy materials, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. In order to receive a paper package in time for this year’s meeting, you must make this request on or before May 05, 2023. To order paper materials, use one of the following methods. INTERNET TELEPHONE * E-MAIL www.investorelections.com/EPRT (866) 648-8133 paper@investorelections.com When requesting via the internet or telephone you will need the 12 digit * If requesting material by e-mail, please send a blank e-mail with the 12 digit control number (located above) control number located in the shaded box above. in the subject line. No other requests, instructions or other inquiries should be included with your e-mail requesting material. Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc. Meeting Materials: Notice of Meeting and Proxy Statement & Annual Report on Form 10-K Meeting Type: Annual Meeting of Stockholders Date: Monday, May 15, 2023 Time: 9:30 AM, Eastern Time Place: Annual Meeting to be held live via the internet - please visit www.proxydocs.com/EPRT for more details. SEE REVERSE FOR FULL AGENDA


Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc. Annual Meeting of Stockholders THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE: FOR THE ELECTION OF EACH NOMINEE LISTED BELOW AND FOR ON PROPOSALS 2,3,AND 4. PROPOSALS 1. Election of Directors 1.01 Paul T. Bossidy 1.02 Joyce DeLucca 1.03 Scott A. Estes 1.04 Peter M. Mavoides 1.05 Lawrence J. Minich 1.06 Heather L. Neary 1.07 Stephen D. Sautel 1.08 Janaki Sivanesan 2. To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the company’s named executive officers as more particularly described in the proxy statement. 3. To approve the Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc. 2023 Incentive Plan. 4. To ratify the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as the company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the year ending December 31, 2023.