NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of DRA CRT Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”), voted to continue the suspension of its quarterly cash dividend payment of $0.53125 per share on its 8-½% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock that would otherwise have been paid on March 15, 2013 to shareholders of record on March 1, 2013. The Company stated that the reason for suspending the dividend is to improve liquidity and preserve capital.
The Company's Board of Directors will continue to review future quarterly dividends on the 8-½% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock based on financial and economic conditions and other appropriate factors.
The Company's 8-½% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock has been quoted on the OTC Pink market, operated by the OTC Markets Group, Inc., under the symbol “DCAQP.”
As was previously announced, upon the completion, on September 27, 2005, of the merger of CRT Properties, Inc. (“CRT Properties”) with and into the Company and the conversion of CRT Properties' 8-½% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock on a 1:1 basis into shares of 8-½% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock of the Company, such preferred stock was delisted from the New York Stock Exchange and the Company does not file periodic and other reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Additional information regarding the Company's 8-½% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock will be provided as it becomes available and is available at www.draadvisors.com.
About DRA CRT Acquisition Corp.
DRA CRT Acquisition Corp. is a Delaware real estate investment trust (“REIT”). As of December 31, 2012, the Company owned 10 real estate investments consisting of office investments and land parcels, totaling approximately 4.5 million rentable square feet, located in 8 suburban office areas and 7 metropolitan areas in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas.
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