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DENVER — Denver-based ProLogis, the world’s largest owner, manager and developer of distribution facilities, has unveiled major strategic initiatives in an effort to address market conditions. While the company will complete any projects that are currently underway, ProLogis does not expect any new development activity for the foreseeable future and will not pursue entry into any new markets until conditions improve and liquidity returns. In addition to the development freeze, the company is revising its dividend rates for 2009, which were released earlier this year as $2.28 per share. The new rate reflects an annualized dividend of $1.00 per common share for 2009, subject to market conditions and REIT distribution requirements. The company will also reduce its G&A spending by 20 to 25 percent through a combination of workforce and business spending reductions. Additionally, Jeffrey Schwartz has resigned as the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. Walter Rakowich has been named chief executive officer and Stephen Feinberg will assume the role of chairman.

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