Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (Nasdaq: ILPT) today announced that Select Income REIT (Nasdaq: SIR) has informed it that SIR has completed the distribution of 45,000,000 common shares of ILPT that SIR owned. SIR has announced that it completed this distribution on December 27, 2018 and that it paid the distribution to the holders of SIR’s common shares outstanding as of the close of business on December 20, 2018.
ILPT also announced that the Compensation Committee of its Board of Trustees has approved an amendment to ILPT’s business management agreement with The RMR Group LLC, the operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR). Pursuant to the amendment, for periods beginning on and after January 1, 2019, the business management agreement will use the SNL U.S. Industrial REIT Index, rather than the SNL U.S. REIT Equity Index, to calculate the benchmark return per share for purposes of determining the incentive management fee, if any, payable to RMR. Measurement periods prior to January 1, 2019 will continue to use the legacy benchmark index. Please see ILPT’s 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year-ended December 31, 2017 for additional detail on the incentive management fee.
John Murray, ILPT’s President and Chief Executive Officer, made the following statement about today’s announcement:
“We believe that the elimination of SIR’s ownership control will improve liquidity in ILPT’s common shares and improve its trading multiple. Also, based on feedback from analysts and investors that we have received over the past year, management is of the view, and the Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees agreed, that the SNL U.S. Industrial REIT Index is a more appropriate benchmark comparison for ILPT.”
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns and leases industrial and logistics properties throughout the United States. ILPT is managed by the operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR), an alternative asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, MA.
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