SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 13, 2011 (May 13, 2011)
Lightstone Value Plus Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
1985 Cedar Bridge Avenue, Suite 1
Lakewood, New Jersey 08701
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (732) 367-0129
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On May 13, 2011, the Board of Directors of Lightstone Value Plus Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) declared a distribution for the three-month period ending June 30, 2011. The distribution will be calculated based on shareholders of record each day during this three-month period at a rate of $0.0019178 per day, and will equal a daily amount that, if paid each day for a 365-day period, would equal a 7.0% annualized rate based on a share price of $10.00. The distribution will be paid in cash on July 15, 2011 to shareholders of record as of June 30, 2011. The shareholders have an option to elect the receipt of shares under our Distributions Reinvestment Program.
The amount of distributions to be distributed to our stockholders in the future will be determined by our Board of Directors and is dependent on a number of factors, including funds available for payment of distributions, our financial condition, capital expenditure requirements and annual distribution requirements needed to maintain our status as a Real Estate Investment Trust under the Internal Revenue Code.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.