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Equity Commonwealth Announces Tax Treatment of 2014 Distributions

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Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) today announced the tax treatment of its 2014 common and preferred share distributions, which is as follows:

Series D Preferred Shares (CUSIP No. 294628201, formerly 203233408)

Record Date

Payable Date

Distribution Per Share

Capital Gain

10/31/2014 11/17/2014 $0.4063 $0.4063
08/05/2014 08/15/2014 $0.8125 $0.8125
02/01/2014 02/18/2014 $0.4063 $0.4063
Total $1.6251 $1.6251

Series E Preferred Shares (CUSIP No. 294628409, formerly 203233606)

Record Date

Payable Date

Distribution Per Share

Capital Gain

10/31/2014 11/17/2014 $0.4531 $0.4531
08/05/2014 08/15/2014 $0.9063 $0.9063
02/01/2014 02/18/2014 $0.4531 $0.4531
Total $1.8125 $1.8125

Common Shares (CUSIP No. 294628102, formerly 203233101)

Record Date

Payable Date

Distribution Per Share

Capital Gain

1/13/2014 2/21/2014 $0.2500 $0.2500
Total $0.2500 $0.2500

The CUSIP numbers for EQC’s preferred and common shares changed when EQC changed its name on July 31, 2014. Both the current and former CUSIP numbers are noted above.

This release is based on the preliminary results of work on the Company’s tax filings and is subject to correction or adjustment when the filings are completed. The Company is releasing information at this time to aid those required to distribute Forms 1099 on the Company’s distributions. No material change in these classifications is expected.

Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their tax advisors as to the specific tax treatment of the distributions they received from the Company. Investors should refer to their Federal Form 1099 which will be mailed no later than January 31, 2015 and contact Wells Fargo Shareowner Services at 1-855-235-0840 for further information.

About Equity Commonwealth

Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) is an internally managed and self-advised real estate investment trust, which primarily owns office buildings located in central business districts and suburban locations across the country, with executive offices in Chicago, Il.

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