We are offering 4,000,000 shares of our 7.25% Series G Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, par value $.01 per share. We will pay cumulative distributions on the Series G Preferred Shares from (but excluding) the date of original issuance in the amount of $1.8125 per share each year, which is equivalent to 7.25% of the $25.00 liquidation preference per share. Distributions on the Series G Preferred Shares will be payable quarterly in arrears, beginning in January 2007.
Generally, we may not redeem the Series G Preferred Shares until November 17, 2011. On or after November 17, 2011, we may, at our option, redeem the Series G Preferred Shares, in whole or in part, by paying $25.00 per share, plus any accrued and unpaid distributions to and including the date of redemption. Under limited circumstances, we are required to pay a distribution rate on the Series G Preferred Shares of 8.25% of the liquidation preference per annum. In that event, we may redeem the Series G Preferred Shares, whether before or after November 17, 2011. The Series G Preferred Shares have no maturity date and will remain outstanding indefinitely unless redeemed.