Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Shareholders' Equity

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Shareholders' Equity
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Equity [Abstract]  
Shareholders' Equity SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
On February 17, 2021, we entered into separate amendments to each of our existing equity distribution agreements (“Original Equity Distribution Agreements”) with each of Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, Capital One Securities, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and Truist Securities, Inc. (f/k/a SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.), each dated May 4, 2018 (collectively, as amended, the “Equity Distribution Agreements”). Also on February 17, 2021, we entered into a separate equity distribution agreement with BTIG, LLC on the same terms as the Amended Equity Distribution Agreements (the “BTIG Equity Distribution Agreement”). On September 22, 2021, BTIG, LLC notified us that it was terminating the BTIG Equity Distribution Agreement, effective as of September 27, 2021. Pursuant to the Equity Distribution Agreements, we may sell, from time to time, up to an aggregate price of $550.0 million of our common shares of beneficial interest, $0.01 par value per share. Issuances of our common shares are made at market prices prevailing at the time of issuance. We may use net proceeds from the issuance of common shares under this program for general business purposes, including, without limitation, working capital, the acquisition, renovation, expansion, improvement, development or redevelopment of income producing properties or the repayment of debt. We did not issue common shares under the Equity Distribution Agreements during the 2021 Quarter or 2020 Quarter. Our issuances and net proceeds on the Equity Distribution Agreements and the Original Equity Distribution Agreements, respectively, for the 2021 Period and 2020 Period are as follows ($ in thousands, except per share data):

Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021 2020
Issuance of common shares 24  46 
Weighted average price per share $ 22.06  $ 31.07 
Net proceeds $ 467  $ 1,242 

We have a dividend reinvestment program whereby shareholders may use their dividends and optional cash payments to purchase common shares. The shares sold under this program may either be common shares issued by us or common shares purchased in the open market. Net proceeds under this program are used for general corporate purposes.

Our issuances and net proceeds on the dividend reinvestment program for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 are as follows ($ in thousands, except per share data):
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021 2020 2021 2020
Issuance of common shares 19  23  65  64 
Weighted average price per share $ 23.73  $ 22.51  $ 22.97  $ 25.12 
Net proceeds $ 459  $ 516  $ 1,468  $ 1,581