Equity Residential Appoints Mark Shapiro to Board of T
January 26, 2010 04:45 PM Eastern Time
CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) today announced the appointment of Mark Shapi
company’s Board of Trustees, effective as of January 26, 2010, to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Shapiro
independent trustee under the New York Stock Exchange’s listing standards.
Mr. Shapiro, 39, is the Chief Executive Officer of Six Flags, Inc. (OTC BB: SIXFQ.OB), the world’s largest regional theme park c
joining Six Flags in 2005, Mr. Shapiro spent 12 years at ESPN where he bore significant responsibility for many of the sports and e
properties that built the television network into one of the world’s strongest multimedia brands. He serves as a director of Live Nati
and the Tribune Company. Mr. Shapiro holds a B.A. from the University of Iowa.
“We are very pleased to have Mark as a member of Equity Residential’s Board,” said David J. Neithercut, Equity Residential’s Pre
“We will benefit greatly from his background in marketing and branding as well as his experience as a public company CEO.”
Equity Residential is an S&P 500 company focused on the acquisition, development and management of high quality apartment pro
growth markets. Equity Residential owns or has investments in 494 properties totaling 136,843 units. For more information on Equit
please visit our website at www.equityresidential.com.
Marty McKenna, (312) 928-1901