BOSTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- STAG Industrial, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: STAG), a company focused on the acquisition, ownership, and management of single-tenant industrial properties throughout the United States, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the increase in the frequency of the Company's common dividend payment from quarterly to monthly.
"We are pleased to announce the move to monthly dividend payments beginning in the fourth quarter of 2013," commented Ben Butcher, STAG Industrial's chief executive officer. "We make this change principally in recognition that these dividends belong to our shareholders and should be delivered to them sooner rather than later!"
The planned schedule for the Company's monthly dividends, commencing in the fourth quarter, will be a record date of the last day of each month and payable on the fifteenth of each following month (or the next business day thereafter).
About STAG Industrial, Inc.
STAG Industrial, Inc. is a full-service real estate company focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of single-tenant industrial properties throughout the United States. The Company's portfolio consists of 196 properties in 34 states with approximately 33.6 million rentable square feet.
For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.stagindustrial.com.
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