Easterly Government Properties Announces Settlement of Forward Sales Agreements

WASHINGTON--()--Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE:DEA) (the “Company” or “Easterly”), a fully integrated real estate investment trust focused primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties leased to the U.S. Government, announced today the settlement of its previously announced forward sales agreements that were entered into by the Company on June 1, 2016, in connection with its common stock offering that closed on June 7, 2016.

On November 29, 2016, the Company physically settled the forward sales agreements by issuing an aggregate of 1,500,000 shares of common stock in exchange for approximately $25.1 million of net proceeds (the “Proceeds”) in accordance with the provisions of the forward sales agreements and after adjustments for the underwriters’ discount, but before deducting offering expenses.

As previously announced, the Company intends to use a portion of the Proceeds to repay borrowings outstanding under the Company’s senior unsecured revolving credit facility, to fund potential acquisition opportunities, for general corporate purposes, or a combination of the foregoing.

About Easterly Government Properties, Inc.

Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE:DEA) is based in Washington, D.C., and focuses primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties that are leased to the U.S. Government. Easterly’s experienced management team brings specialized insight into the strategy and needs of mission-critical U.S. Government agencies for properties leased through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). For further information on the Company and its properties, please visit www.easterlyreit.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “project,” “anticipate,” “may,” and other similar terms and phrases. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made. These risks include, but are not limited to those risks and uncertainties associated with the Company’s business described from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 2, 2016. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, the Company can give no assurance that the expectations will be attained or that any deviation will not be material. All information in this release is as of the date of this release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in its expectations.

Contacts

Easterly Government Properties, Inc.
Lindsay S. Winterhalter, 202-596-3947
Vice President, Investor Relations and Operations
IR@easterlyreit.com

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