SOUTH BEND, IN / ACCESSWIRE / November 14, 2023 / Strawberry Fields REIT, Inc. (NYSE AMERICAN:STRW) ("Strawberry Fields" or the "Company") today announced that on November 9, 2023 its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $5 million of the Company's common stock.
Moishe Gubin, the Company's Chairman & CEO, said: "We are pleased to announce the approval of a share repurchase program by our Board of Directors. We do not believe our current share price accurately reflects the true value of each share. We plan on executing the share repurchase program, taking into consideration market conditions, our business outlook, and liquidity, all while maintaining our strong balance sheet. Additionally, with our strong cash flow, we have the ability to invest in strategic acquisitions, continue increasing our dividend, and take this action to deliver strong shareholder returns and drive long-term growth."
Repurchases may be made at management's discretion from time to time on the open market or through privately negotiated transactions. The repurchase program has no time limit and may be suspended for periods or discontinued at any time.
About Strawberry Fields REIT Inc.
Strawberry Fields REIT, Inc., is a self-administered real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, acquisition, development and leasing of skilled nursing and certain other healthcare-related properties. The Company's portfolio includes 107 healthcare facilities with an aggregate of 12,203 beds, located throughout the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. The 107 healthcare facilities comprise 97 skilled nursing facilities, eight assisted living facilities, and two long-term acute care hospitals.
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