EdR Announces Resignation of Dr. John L. Ford from Board of Directors
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EdR  (NYSE: EDR), a leader in the ownership, development and management of quality collegiate housing communities, today announced that Dr. John L. Ford has resigned from the company's Board of Directors effective immediately in accordance with the company's board succession plan.

Dr. Ford has been a member of EdR's Board since our 2005 initial public offering.

"With his years of experience in student affairs, John's insight and leadership have greatly contributed to EdR's growth and transformation during the past 10 years," said Randy Churchey, EdR's chief executive officer.  "We are grateful for his guidance and support as well as his friendship."

About EdR
EdR is one of America's largest owners, developers and managers of collegiate housing. EdR is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that owns or manages 80 communities with nearly 42,000 beds serving 51 universities in 23 states. EdR is a member of the Russell 2000 Index and the Morgan Stanley REIT indices.  For details, please visit the company's Web site at www.EdRtrust.com.

Investor Relations:
J. Drew Koester, Senior Vice President – Capital Markets and Investor Relations
901-259-2500   dkoester@EdRtrust.com

Susan Jennings, Vice President, Corporate Communication and Marketing
901-259-2506   sjennings@EdRtrust.com

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