SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
March 7, 2023
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
902 Carnegie Center Blvd., Suite 520
Princeton, New Jersey
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of Each Class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered|
|Common stock, $0.01 par value||EPRT||New York Stock Exchange|
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On March 7, 2023, the Board of Directors of Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc. declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.275 per share of common stock for the first quarter of 2023. The first quarter 2023 dividend represents an annualized dividend of $1.10 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on April 14, 2023 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 31, 2023. A copy of the related press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 — Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Press Release dated March 9, 2023|
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: March 9, 2023
|ESSENTIAL PROPERTIES REALTY TRUST, INC.|
/s/ Mark E. Patten
Mark E. Patten
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.275 per Share for the First Quarter of 2023
March 9, 2023
PRINCETON, N.J.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: EPRT; the “Company”) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.275 per share of common stock for the first quarter of 2023. This represents an annualized dividend of $1.10 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on April 14, 2023 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 31, 2023.
About Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc.
Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc. is an internally managed REIT that acquires, owns and manages primarily single-tenant properties that are net leased on a long-term basis to companies operating service-oriented or experience-based businesses. As of December 31, 2022, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 1,653 freestanding net lease properties with a weighted average lease term of 13.9 years and a weighted average rent coverage ratio of 4.0x. In addition, as of December 31, 2022, the Company’s portfolio was 99.9% leased to 350 tenants operating 538 different concepts in 16 industries across 48 states.
Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Capital Markets & Portfolio Management
Source: Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc.