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Stockholder's Equity

Stockholder's Equity
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Equity [Abstract]  
As of March 31, 2019, the Company has a total of 5,019,727 depository shares outstanding, or approximately 50,197 whole shares of its 7.375% Series A Preferred Stock. The Company's Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program for the Company to buy up to $10.0 million of its preferred stock, which commenced August 6, 2018. Purchases may be made through the program through August 5, 2019. The Company is not obligated to repurchase any shares of stock under the program and may terminate the program at any time. On January 9, 2019, the Company repurchased 2,500 depository shares of Series A Preferred Stock for approximately $61 thousand in cash.
See Note 13 ("Subsequent Events") for further information regarding the declaration of a dividend on the 7.375% Series A Preferred Stock.
As of March 31, 2019, the Company has 12,808,341 of common shares issued and outstanding. See Note 13 ("Subsequent Events") for further information regarding the declaration of a dividend on the common stock.
On October 30, 2018, the Company filed a shelf registration statement with the SEC, pursuant to which it registered 1,000,000 shares of common stock for issuance under its dividend reinvestment plan. As of March 31, 2019, the Company has issued 22,003 shares of common stock under its dividend reinvestment plan pursuant to the shelf resulting in remaining availability (subject to the current limitation discussed below) of approximately 977,997 shares of common stock.
On November 9, 2018, the Company had a new shelf registration statement declared effective by the SEC replacing the Company's previously filed shelf registration statement, pursuant to which it may publicly offer additional debt or equity securities with an aggregate offering price of up to $600.0 million. As described elsewhere in this Report, EGC and Cox Oil have refused to provide the financial statement information concerning EGC required to be filed by the Company pursuant to SEC Regulation S-X. At least until it is able to file these EGC financial statements, the Company does not expect to be able to use this shelf registration statement, or the shelf registration statement filed for its dividend reinvestment plan, to sell its securities.
The Company is engaged in dialogue with the staff of the SEC in an effort to shorten the period during which it does not use its registration statements. The Company does not expect this period to be shortened until the EGC financial statement information has been received and filed.