“Realty Income remains committed to our mission to provide stockholders with a dependable monthly dividend that increases over time. This is the 105th consecutive quarter that stockholders have benefited from a dividend increase since our 1994 NYSE listing,” said Sumit Roy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Realty Income. “Today’s dividend declaration represents the 642nd consecutive monthly dividend throughout our 54-year operating history.”
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 13,250 real estate properties primarily owned under long-term net lease agreements with commercial clients. To date, the company has declared 642 consecutive common stock monthly dividends throughout its 54-year operating history and increased the dividend 123 times since Realty Income’s public listing in 1994 (NYSE: O). Additional information about the company can be obtained from the corporate website at www.realtyincome.com.
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