Last Friday was the deadline, chosen by Lexington's board oftrustees, to determine which of the shareholders were entitled tovote at the meeting, according to a company release. Newkirk'strustees as of Oct. 13 are eligible to vote.


At the end of July, as reported by,Lexingtonand Newkirk signed a Merger Agreement. According to Newkirk'sProposed Merger-Investor Presentation, released just days after theannouncement of the merger, the enterprise value of the merger isestimated at $4.6 billion and will include a total of 350properties totaling 57 million sf. The properties are located in 44states, although the largest concentration is on the East and Westcoasts.


The combined companies will be named Lexington Realty Trust andLexington's common annualized dividend is expected to increase by$1.50 per share once the merger is complete.

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