Realty Income Corporation, The Monthly Dividend Company®, and VEREIT, Inc. announced that Realty Income stockholders and VEREIT stockholders approved all of the proposals necessary for the closing of the previously announced merger pursuant to which Realty Income will acquire VEREIT.
At the special meeting of Realty Income stockholders held today, approximately 98.9% of the votes cast were voted in favor of the issuance of new shares of Realty Income common stock to VEREIT stockholders as consideration in the merger, which votes represented approximately 66.0% of the outstanding shares of Realty Income common stock.
At the special meeting of VEREIT stockholders held today, approximately 99.7% of the votes cast were voted in favor of the merger, which represented approximately 80.9% of the outstanding shares of VEREIT common stock.
The final voting results on the proposals voted on at the special meetings will be set forth in each company’s separate Form 8-Ks filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission after certification by its inspector of election.
The merger is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2021. Under the terms of the merger agreement, VEREIT shareholders will receive 0.705 shares of Realty Income stock for every share of VEREIT stock they own immediately prior to the effective time of the merger.
About Realty Income
Realty Income, The Monthly Dividend Company®, is an S&P 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats® index. We invest in people and places to deliver dependable monthly dividends that increase over time. The company is structured as a REIT, and its monthly dividends are supported by the cash flow from over 6,700 real estate properties owned under long-term lease agreements with our commercial clients. To date, the company has declared 613 consecutive common stock monthly dividends throughout its 52-year operating history and increased the dividend 111 times since Realty Income’s public listing in 1994. Additional information about the company can be obtained from the corporate website at www.realtyincome.com.
VEREIT is a full-service real estate operating company which owns and manages one of the largest portfolios of single-tenant commercial properties in the U.S. The Company has total real estate investments of $14.5 billion including approximately 3,900 properties and 88.9 million square feet. VEREIT’s business model provides equity capital to creditworthy corporations in return for long-term leases on their properties. VEREIT is a publicly traded Maryland corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange. VEREIT uses, and intends to continue to use, its Investor Relations website, which can be found at www.VEREIT.com, as a means of disclosing material nonpublic information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.