W. P. Carey to Be Added to MSCI US REIT and MSCI Mid Cap 450 Indices

Wed Oct 3, 2012 4:15pm EDT

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  NEW YORK, NY, Oct 03 (Marketwire) -- 
W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a real estate investment trust ("REIT"),
announced today that effective October 15, 2012, it will be added to the
MSCI US REIT Index and the MSCI US Mid Cap 450 Index. 

    The Company previously reported that it converted to a REIT on September
28, 2012 and that it commenced trading as a REIT effective October 1,
2012. 

    Trevor P. Bond, President and CEO of W. P. Carey, commented, "Our fast
track inclusion in the MSCI US REIT Index and the MSCI US Mid Cap 450
Index is a further indication of the advantages gained by our conversion
to REIT status and our significant increase in real estate under
ownership as a result of the merger with CPA(R):15. We are pleased to be
included in these highly recognized indices as we continue forward with
the patient long term investment approach that has enabled us to deliver
superior risk adjusted returns to investors for many years." 

    W. P. Carey Inc.
 W. P. Carey Inc. is a publicly traded REIT (NYSE: WPC)
that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for
companies worldwide and manages an investment portfolio of approximately
$12.7 billion. W. P. Carey Inc. is the successor to W. P. Carey & Co.
LLC, which had its origins in 1973. The largest owner/manager of net
lease assets, WPC's corporate finance focused credit and real estate
underwriting process is a constant that has been successfully leveraged
across a wide variety of industries and property types. Our portfolio of
long-term leases with creditworthy tenants has an established history of
generating stable cash flows that have enabled the Company to deliver
consistent and rising dividend income to investors for nearly four
decades. www.wpcarey.com 

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of the Federal securities laws. The forward-looking statements include,
among other things, statements regarding the intent, belief or
expectations of W. P. Carey Inc. (the "Company") and can be identified by
the use of words such as "may," "will," "should," "would," "assume,"
"outlook," "seek," "plan," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend,"
"estimate," "forecast," and other comparable terms. These statements are
based on the current expectations of the management of the Company. The
statements of Mr. Trevor P. Bond are examples of forward-looking
statements. A number of factors could cause the Company's actual results,
performance or achievement to differ materially from those anticipated.
Among those risks, trends and uncertainties are the risks associated with
the REIT conversion and the merger; general economic climate; the supply
of and demand for office and industrial properties; interest rate levels;
the availability of financing; and other risks associated with the
acquisition and ownership of properties, including risks that the tenants
will not pay rent, or that costs may be greater than anticipated. For
further information on factors that could impact the Company, reference
is made to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (the "SEC"). Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance
on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of
this communication. Except as required under the federal securities laws
and the rules and regulations of the SEC, the Company does not undertake
any obligation to release publicly any revisions to the forward-looking
statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this
communication or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    

COMPANY CONTACT:
Cheryl Sanclemente 
W. P. Carey Inc. 
212-492-8995 
csanclemente@wpcarey.com 

PRESS CONTACT:
Guy Lawrence
Ross & Lawrence
212-308-3333
gblawrence@rosslawpr.com 

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