Increases Quarterly Dividend 6.5%
STORE Capital Corporation (NYSE: STOR, “STORE Capital,” “STORE” or the “Company”), an internally managed net-lease real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that invests in Single Tenant Operational Real Estate, today announced that it has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.41 per share for the third quarter ending September 30, 2022, which represents an increase of 6.5% over the previous quarterly dividend. The dividend will be paid on October 17, 2022 to STORE Capital stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 30, 2022.
The quarterly dividend was declared in accordance with the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of September 15, 2022 (the "Merger Agreement"), by and among STORE, Ivory Parent, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Parent”) and Ivory REIT, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub” and, together with Parent, the “Parent Parties”) relating to the previously announced merger of STORE and Merger Sub. The Parent Parties are affiliates of GIC, a global institutional investor, and Oak Street Real Estate Capital, a division of Blue Owl, Inc.
Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, following the payment of the foregoing dividend, the Company may not pay further dividends, except as necessary to preserve its tax status as a REIT.
About STORE Capital
STORE Capital Corporation is an internally managed net-lease REIT that is a leader in the acquisition, investment and management of Single Tenant Operational Real Estate, which is its target market and the inspiration for its name. STORE is one of the largest and fastest growing net-lease REITs and owns a large, well-diversified portfolio that consists of investments in more than 3,000 property locations across the United States, substantially all of which are profit centers. Additional information about STORE can be found on its website at www.storecapital.com.
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