W. P. Carey Added to S&P Global Property and S&P Global REIT Indices

Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:00am EST

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NEW YORK, NY, Dec 18 (Marketwire) -- 
W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a real estate investment trust, announced
today it will be added to the S&P Global Property and S&P Global REIT
Indices after market close on December 21, 2012.

    Trevor P. Bond, President and CEO of W. P. Carey, commented, "Inclusion
in the S&P Global Property and S&P Global REIT Indices is another
positive milestone for W. P. Carey. We are pleased that our conversion to
REIT status and our significant increase in real estate under ownership
as a result of the merger with CPA(R):15 has qualified us to be included
in these highly recognized indices." 

    W. P. Carey Inc.
 Founded in 1973, 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 $13.7 billion. 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.


Cheryl Sanclemente
W. P. Carey Inc.

Guy Lawrence
Ross & Lawrence

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