United Dominion Realty Trust Announces Addition to Senior Management Team

United Dominion Realty Trust Announces Addition to Senior Management Team



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Richmond, VA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 13, 2005–United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: UDR) is pleased to announce that Sara Jo Light has joined the Company as Executive Vice President of Talent Management. Ms. Light will be responsible for all human resource functions and all policies and programs affecting the company’s workforce of over 2,000 associates.

Ms. Light most recently was Senior Vice President Human Resources and Administration for Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO), a Real Estate Investment Trust. She previously held senior human resource positions at Trans Union and Continental Bank over the course of her 30 year career.

“Sara Jo’s extensive experience and success in human resources makes her the ideal person to help us develop and grow our most valuable asset, our outstanding team of associates,” said Thomas Toomey, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Dominion. “Elevating the responsibility for our human capital initiatives to a senior management position reflects our commitment to building shareholder value through the development and retention of talent. Sara Jo’s skills in these areas, plus her track record in organizational development and performance measurement, are a great addition and offer the ideal blend to help us drive organizational performance.”

“I look forward to working personally with the talented associates at United Dominion and instituting appropriate strategies to assure we meet the demands of our business,” said Ms. Light.

Ms. Light received her BA degree from Purdue University and her Masters in Management from Northwestern University.

About United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc.

United Dominion is the fourth largest apartment REIT, owning and operating apartment communities nationwide. The Company has raised the dividend each of the last 29 years. United Dominion is included in the S&P MidCap 400 Index. At March 31, 2005, the Company owned 77,704 apartment homes and had 807 homes under development. Additional information about United Dominion may be found on its Web site at http://www.udrt.com.

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CONTACT:

United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc.

Larry Thede

720-283-2450

http://www.udrt.com

United Dominion Realty Trust Announces Addition to Senior Management Team