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EdR Purchases Minority Interest in Elauwit Networks

  EdR Purchases Minority Interest in Elauwit Networks

    - Partnership to focus on property network services and innovations -

Business Wire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- February 26, 2013

EdR (NYSE:EDR), a leader in the ownership, development and management of
collegiate housing, announced it was providing additional details on its
previously communicated purchase of a 10% interest in Elauwit Networks — an
industry-leading provider of Internet access, high-definition video and
telephone service. While the initial investment for this minority interest was
nominal for EdR, it provides a variety of potential benefits including reduced
network operating costs along with opportunities to create innovative
enhancements and generate ancillary income.

“Our equity investment in Elauwit will secure reliable and superior technology
services for the No. 1 amenity desired by our residents, whose internet and
bandwidth consumption grows every day,” said Christine J. Richards, EdR’s
senior vice president and chief operating officer. “We are also excited about
potential cost reductions, the creation of innovative enhancements and
ancillary income opportunities through this partnership.”

Elauwit Networks has been in the broadband and network service business since
1989 but has shifted its primary focus to the student housing industry for the
last three years. During this time, Elauwit has established itself as one of
the most reliable service providers with strong customer and revenue growth.
Besides EdR, the company currently serves communities owned by American Campus
Communities (NYSE: ACC), Landmark Properties, Campus Crest Communities (NYSE:
CCG) and Preiss Properties, among many others. It has forecasted student
housing customer growth of 90 properties by the end of 2014.

“We welcome EdR to the Elauwit team,” said Barry Rubens, Elauwit’s chief
executive officer. “Their robust communities, years of collegiate housing
experience and push for excellent and innovative services will spur and aid
our quest to continually improve and create cutting-edge products, services
and ancillary opportunities for EdR and the collegiate housing industry as
well.”

“The vertical integration between Elauwit’s and EdR’s technical and
operational teams is designed to create an effortless exchange of data and
user feedback to accelerate the development of new products and services,”
said Scott P. Casey, EdR’s chief technology officer, who will work with Rubens
as a board member and as co-chairman of a committee specifically created to
support this partnership and business development initiative.

About EdR

EdR (NYSE:EDR) is one of America's largest owners, developers and managers of
collegiate housing. EdR is a self-administered and self-managed real estate
investment trust that owns or manages 67 communities in 24 states with more
than 37,000 beds within more than 12,500 units. For more information please
visit the company's Web site at www.EdRtrust.com.

About Elauwit

Based in Charleston, S.C., Elauwit Networks is a privately held company with
interests in media and technology. The company has twice been named to the
Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. Elauwit can be
found on the Web at www.elauwit.com.

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Contact:

EdR
Randall H. Brown, Executive Vice President, CFO & Treasurer, 901-259-2500
rbrown@EdRtrust.com
Susan Jennings, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Marketing,
901-259-2506
sjennings@EdRtrust.com