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Shareholders' Equity of the Company

Shareholders' Equity of the Company
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Equity [Abstract]  
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Dividend Declaration

In September 2021, the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.1825 per common share payable on November 15, 2021 to each shareholder of record on October 29, 2021, and the Trustees of Tanger GP Trust declared a $0.1825 cash distribution per Operating Partnership unit to the Operating Partnership's unitholders. As a result of the declaration, a liability in the amount of approximately $19.9 million was recorded in accounts payable and accrued expenses in the consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2021.

At-the-Market Offering

Under our at-the-market share offering program (“ATM Offering”), which commenced February 2021, we may offer and sell our common shares, $0.01 par value per share (“Common Shares”), having an aggregate gross sales price of up to $250.0 million (the “Shares”). We may sell the Shares in amounts and at times to be determined by us but we have no obligation to sell any of the Shares. Actual sales, if any, will depend on a variety of factors to be determined by us from time to time, including, among other things, market conditions, the trading price of the Common Shares, capital needs and determinations by us of the appropriate sources of funding. We currently intend to use the net proceeds from the sale of shares pursuant to the ATM Offering for working capital and general corporate purposes.

The following table sets forth information regarding settlements under our ATM offering program:
Three months ended September 30, Nine months ended September 30,
2021 2020 2021 2020
Number of common shares settled during the period 331,682  —  10,009,263  — 
Average price per share $ 18.85  $ —  $ 18.97  $ — 
Aggregate gross proceeds (in thousands) $ 6,253  $ —  $ 189,868  $ — 
Aggregate net proceeds after commissions and fees (in thousands) $ 6,092  $ —  $ 186,969  $ — 

Share Repurchase Program
In May 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $80.0 million of the Company’s outstanding shares through May 31, 2023. This authorization replaced a previous repurchase authorization for approximately $80.0 million that expired in May 2021. The Company temporarily suspended share repurchases for the twelve months starting July 1, 2020 and ending on June 30, 2021 in light of a repurchase covenant. On July 1, 2021, a covenant in the Company’s debt agreements (the “repurchase covenant”) prohibiting share repurchases expired. Repurchases may be made from time to time through open market, privately-negotiated, structured or derivative transactions (including accelerated share repurchase transactions), or other methods of acquiring shares. The Company intends to structure open market purchases to occur within pricing and volume requirements of Rule 10b-18. The Company may, from time to time, enter into Rule 10b5-1 plans to facilitate the repurchase of its shares under this authorization. The Company did not repurchase any shares for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020. The remaining amount authorized to be repurchased under the program as of September 30, 2021 was approximately $80.0 million.