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Essex Announces Its 25th Consecutive Annual Dividend Increase

February 21, 2019

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2019--Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESS) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 4.8% increase to its prior quarterly cash dividend. This represents the 25 th consecutive annual dividend increase, which means Essex has qualified to become a “Dividend Aristocrat.” The Board of Directors has declared a first quarter dividend of $1.95 per share, payable on April 12, 2019 to shareholders of record as of March 29, 2019. On an annualized basis, the dividend represents a distribution of $7.80 per common share.

The Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. PT at the Garden Court Hotel, located at 520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Shareholders of record as of February 28, 2019 will be entitled to vote at the meeting.

About Essex Property Trust, Inc.

Essex Property Trust, Inc. (“Essex”), an S&P 500 company, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that acquires, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily residential properties in selected West Coast markets. Essex currently has ownership interests in 245 apartment communities with an additional 6 properties in various stages of active development. Additional information about Essex can be found on the Company’s website at www.essex.com.

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CONTACT: Barb Pak

Group Vice President of Finance & Investor Relations

(650) 655-7800

bpak@essex.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: REIT CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE

SOURCE: Essex Property Trust, Inc.

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