UDR appointed Jim Klingbeil to the Board as Independent Director alongside CEO Tom Toomey to additional role of Chairman

– USA, Co – UDR, Inc. (NYSE:UDR) announced today that Thomas W. Toomey, Chief Executive Officer and President, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Toomey was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company in 2001 and was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors at that time. Mr. Toomey succeeds James D. Klingbeil who has served as Chairman since 2010.

The Company’s Board of Directors also established a Lead Independent Director position and appointed Mr. Klingbeil as Lead Independent Director.

“Tom’s long-term leadership, his successful reshaping of UDR into a blue-chip REIT as President and CEO for the past 17 years, and his in-depth knowledge of the public multifamily space make him the right choice to lead the Board moving forward,” said Mr. Klingbeil. “I look forward to continuing to serve as the Lead Independent Director.”

Mr. Toomey said, “I want to thank Jim for his contributions to the Company as Chairman and am grateful to retain his continued leadership as Lead Independent Director. Serving in the additional capacity of Chairman, I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead for UDR as we continue to improve the Company and create long-term value for our shareholders.”

About UDR, Inc.

UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR), an S&P 500 company, is a leading multifamily real estate investment trust with a demonstrated performance history of delivering superior and dependable returns by successfully managing, buying, selling, developing and redeveloping attractive real estate properties in targeted U.S. markets. As of September 30, 2017, UDR owned or had an ownership position in 50,127 apartment homes including 2,935 homes under development or in its Developer Capital Program. For over 45 years, UDR has delivered long-term value to shareholders, the best standard of service to residents and the highest quality experience for associates.

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