EastGroup Properties, Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   February 14, 2018

EastGroup Properties, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Maryland 1-07094 13-2711135
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
400 W. Parkway Place, Suite 100, Ridgeland, Mississippi   39157
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   6013543555

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company [  ]

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

The Company is filing as Exhibit 99.1 (which is incorporated by reference herein) a description of the material U.S. federal income tax considerations relating to the taxation of the Company as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes and the ownership and disposition of Company stock. This description contained in Exhibit 99.1 replaces and supersedes prior descriptions of the federal income tax treatment of the Company and its stockholders to the extent that they are inconsistent with the description contained in this Form 8-K.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. The following Exhibits are filed herewith as part of this report:

99.1 Material United States Federal Income Tax Considerations

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Material United States Federal Income Tax Considerations

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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.

    EastGroup Properties, Inc.
February 14, 2018   By:   Brent W. Wood
        Name: Brent W. Wood
        Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

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