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Jan 07, 2013

Realty Income and American Realty Capital Trust Announce Amended Merger Agreement

ESCONDIDO, California and NEW YORK, New York, January 7, 2013 -- Realty Income Corporation, the Monthly Dividend Company®, (NYSE: O) (“Realty Income”) and American Realty Capital Trust, Inc., (NASDAQ: ARCT) ("ARCT") today announced that they have signed an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the previously announced definitive merger agreement (the “Merger Agreement”) between the two companies. Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, as amended by the Amendment, Realty Income will now pay ARCT stockholders a one-time cash payment of $0.35 per share in addition to the existing fixed exchange ratio of 0.2874 Realty Income shares for each share of ARCT common stock that they own. The additional cash consideration of $0.35 per share totals approximately $55.5 million in additional proceeds for the ARCT stockholders, of which approximately $52.5 million is being funded by Realty Income and $3.0 million by AR Capital LLC, including William M. Kahane, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of ARCT, and Nicholas S. Schorsch, Chairman of the board of directors of ARCT.

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