PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 11, 2013) - Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.21 per common share, payable October 15, 2013 to shareholders of record as of September 30, 2013.

The Board of Directors has also declared regular quarterly distributions for its preferred share issuances as follows:

Series Record Date Payment Date Amount per Share
G October 1, 2013 October 31, 2013 $0.30469
H October 1, 2013 October 15, 2013 $0.44531

About Essex Property Trust, Inc.
Essex Property Trust, Inc., an S&P 400 company, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, redevelops, and manages apartment communities located in highly desirable, supply-constrained markets. Essex currently has ownership interests in 164 multifamily properties with an additional 9 properties in various stages of development. Additional information about Essex can be found on the Company's web site at

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Barb Pak
Director of Investor Relations
(650) 494-3700