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Press Release

Equity Commonwealth Declares Series D Preferred Dividends

Company Release - 7/12/2018 4:15 PM ET

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC) announced today that its Board of Trustees declared dividends on the company’s Series D Preferred Shares. A quarterly dividend of $0.40625 per Series D Preferred Share will be paid on August 15, 2018 to shareholders of record on July 30, 2018 for the period from May 15, 2018 through August 14, 2018.

About Equity Commonwealth

Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC) is a Chicago based, internally managed and self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) with commercial office properties in the United States. As of May 29, 2018, EQC’s portfolio comprised 13 properties and 6.3 million square feet.

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Equity Commonwealth
Sarah Byrnes, (312) 646-2801

Source: Equity Commonwealth