Press Release Details

Dec 15, 2009

Realty Income Increases Common Stock Monthly Dividend 49th Consecutive Quarterly Increase

ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA, December 15, 2009. Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income), The Monthly Dividend Company®, (NYSE:O) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared an increase in the Company’s common stock monthly cash dividend to $0.143 per share from $0.1426875 per share. The dividend is payable on January 15, 2010 to shareholders of record as of January 4, 2010. This is the 49th consecutive quarterly increase and the 56th dividend increase since Realty Income went public in 1994. The new monthly dividend amount represents an annualized dividend amount of $1.716 per share as compared to the previous annualized dividend amount of $1.71225 per share. The Company continues its long-term policy of declaring and paying dividends on a monthly, rather than on a quarterly, basis.

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