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Jan 30, 2015

Realty Income Joins S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats® Index

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income, NYSE: O), The Monthly Dividend Company®, today announced the company was added to the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats® index following the close of trading. The index is designed to measure the performance of companies within the S&P Composite 1500® that have followed a policy of consistently increasing dividends every year for at least 20 years. The index currently consists of 100 constituents; Realty Income is one of only six REITs included in the index.

Realty Income Corporation - The Monthly Dividend Company.

"We are pleased to join the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats® index," said John P. Case, Realty Income's Chief Executive Officer. "This recognition is a testament to the dedication and discipline we have in managing our business to support the payment of monthly dividends that increase over time. We look forward to continuing our 20-year track record of performance as a public company generating dependable monthly dividends for our shareholders."

About the Company
Realty Income, The Monthly Dividend Company®, is a New York Stock Exchange real estate company dedicated to providing shareholders with dependable monthly income. To date, the company has declared 535 consecutive common stock monthly dividends throughout its 46-year operating history and increased the dividend 79 times since Realty Income's listing on the New York Stock Exchange in 1994. The monthly income is supported by the cash flow from over 4,200 properties owned under long-term lease agreements with regional and national retail chains and other commercial tenants. The company is an active buyer of net-leased commercial properties nationwide. Additional information about the company can be obtained from the corporate website at www.realtyincome.com or www.twitter.com/realtyincome.

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SOURCE Realty Income Corporation

For further information: Investor Contact: Jonathan Pong, CFA, CPA, AVP, Capital Markets, (858) 284-5177

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