Equity Residential Declares First Quarter Dividends

  Equity Residential Declares First Quarter Dividends      Sets Record and Meeting Dates for 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders  Business Wire  CHICAGO -- March 13, 2014  Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) today announced that its Board of Trustees declared dividends on the company’s common and preferred shares. A common share dividend for the first quarter of $0.50 per share will be paid on April 11, 2014 to shareholders of record on March 24, 2014.  A quarterly dividend of $1.03625 per share will be paid on March 31, 2014 to shareholders of record on March 21, 2014 of the company’s Series K Preferred Shares.  2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders  In addition, the company declared that its Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in Chicago, Illinois. Shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2014 will be entitled to vote at the meeting.  Equity Residential is an S&P 500 company focused on the acquisition, development and management of high quality apartment properties in top U.S. growth markets. Equity Residential owns or has investments in 390 properties consisting of 109,855 apartment units. For more information on Equity Residential, please visit our website at www.equityapartments.com.  Contact:  Equity Residential Marty McKenna, (312) 928-1901  
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