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Gladstone Land Announces Preferred Stock Repurchase Authorization

Friday, 17 May 2024 04:05 PM

Gladstone Land Corporation

MCLEAN, VA / ACCESSWIRE / May 17, 2024 / Gladstone Land Corporation (Nasdaq:LAND) ("Gladstone Land" or the "Company") announced that its board of directors has authorized a share repurchase program for up to $20,000,000 of the Company's 6.00% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (Nasdaq:LANDO) and up to $35,000,000 of the Company's 6.00% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (Nasdaq: LANDP) (together, the "Preferred Stock Repurchase Program"). The repurchases are intended to be implemented through open market transactions on U.S. exchanges or in privately negotiated transactions, in accordance with applicable securities laws, and any market purchases will be made during applicable trading window periods or pursuant to any applicable Rule 10b5-1 trading plans. The timing, prices, and sizes of repurchases will depend upon prevailing market prices, general economic and market conditions and other considerations. The board's authorization of the Preferred Stock Repurchase Program expires May 17, 2025, and the Preferred Stock Repurchase Program may be suspended or discontinued at any time and does not obligate the Company to acquire any particular amount of preferred stock.

"After a thorough analysis and in consultation with our board of directors, we are announcing a share repurchase authorization as part of a capital allocation strategy that we believe is in the best interest of our shareholders and our business. We believe that the current market conditions provide an attractive buying opportunity for our preferred stock and that using capital to repurchase our preferred shares at appropriate prices represents a favorable strategic use of capital," said David Gladstone, President of the Company.

About Gladstone Land Corporation:

Founded in 1997, Gladstone Land is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that acquires and owns farmland and farm-related properties located in major agricultural markets in the U.S. The Company currently owns 168 farms, comprised of approximately 112,000 acres in 15 different states and over 49,000 acre-feet of water assets in California, valued at a total of approximately $1.5 billion. Gladstone Land's farms are predominantly located in regions where its tenants are able to grow fresh produce annual row crops, such as berries and vegetables, which are generally planted and harvested annually. The Company also owns farms growing permanent crops, such as almonds, apples, cherries, figs, lemons, olives, pistachios, and other orchards, as well as blueberry groves and vineyards, which are generally planted every 20-plus years and harvested annually. Approximately 30% of the Company's fresh produce acreage is either organic or in transition to become organic, and over 20% of its permanent crop acreage falls into this category. The Company may also acquire property related to farming, such as cooling facilities, processing buildings, packaging facilities, and distribution centers. Gladstone Land pays monthly distributions to its stockholders and has paid 135 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its common stock since its initial public offering in January 2013. The Company has increased its common distributions 34 times over the prior 37 quarters, and the current per-share distribution on its common stock is $0.0466 per month, or $0.5592 per year. Additional information, including detailed information about each of the Company's farms, can be found at www.GladstoneLand.com.

Owners or brokers who have farmland for sale in the U.S. should contact:

Lenders who are interested in providing Gladstone Land with long-term financing on farmland should contact Jay Beckhorn at (703) 587-5823 or [email protected].

For stockholder information on Gladstone Land, call (703) 287-5893. For Investor Relations inquiries related to any of the monthly dividend-paying Gladstone funds, please visit www.GladstoneCompanies.com.

CAUTION CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS:

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements inherently involve certain risks and uncertainties, although they are based on the Company's current plans that are believed to be reasonable as of the date of this press release. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to procure financing for investments, downturns in the current economic environment, the performance of its tenants, the impact of competition on its efforts to renew existing leases or re-lease real property, and significant changes in interest rates. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by its forward-looking statements are disclosed under the caption "Risk Factors" within the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023, as filed with the SEC on February 20, 2024, and certain other documents filed with the SEC from time to time. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

For further information:

Gladstone Land, (703) 287-5893

SOURCE: Gladstone Land Corporation

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