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

October 3, 2012

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2012) - 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®: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

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