Wednesday, May 25, 2011

EastGroup Properties Announces 126th Consecutive Quarterly Cash Dividend

JACKSON, MS, May 25, 2011—EastGroup Properties (NYSE-EGP) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.52 per share payable on June 30, 2011 to shareholders of record of Common Stock on June 17, 2011.

 This dividend is the 126th consecutive quarterly distribution to EastGroup's shareholders and represents an annualized dividend rate of $2.08 per share.

EastGroup Properties, Inc. is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust focused on the development, acquisition and operation of industrial properties in major Sunbelt markets throughout the United States with an emphasis in the states of Florida, Texas, Arizona and California.

 Its strategy for growth is based on its property portfolio orientation toward premier business distribution facilities clustered near major transportation features. EastGroup's portfolio currently includes 28.3 million square feet.

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For more information, please contact:
David H. Hoster II (top right photo), President and Chief Executive Officer, (601) 354-3555 or N. Keith McKey, Chief Financial Officer, at same number.

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