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Shareholders' Equity of the Company

Shareholders' Equity of the Company
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
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Dividend Declaration

In January 2022, the Company's Board of Directors declared a $0.1825 cash dividend per common share payable on February 15, 2022 to each shareholder of record on January 31, 2022, and in its capacity as General Partner of the Operating Partnership, a $0.1825 cash distribution per Operating Partnership unit to the Operating Partnership's unitholders.

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. As of March 31, 2022, we had approximately $60.1 million remaining available for sale under the ATM Offering program.

The following table sets forth information regarding settlements under our ATM offering program:
Three months ended March 31,
2022 2021
Number of common shares settled during the period —  6,867,078 
Average price per share $ —  $ 19.02 
Aggregate gross proceeds (in thousands) $ —  $ 130,638 
Aggregate net proceeds after commissions and fees (in thousands) $ —  $ 128,655 

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. In June 2020, we amended our debt agreements primarily to improve future covenant flexibility and such amendments included a prohibition on share repurchases for twelve months starting July 1, 2020 (the “Repurchase Covenant”). 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, the Repurchase Covenant 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 months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021. The remaining amount authorized to be repurchased under the program as of March 31, 2022 was approximately $80.0 million.