American Realty Capital Trust Added to the MSCI US REIT Index

        American Realty Capital Trust Added to the MSCI US REIT Index

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --American Realty Capital Trust, Inc.
("ARCT" or the "Company") announced today its preliminary inclusion in the
MSCI US REIT Index. According to MSCI, the MSCI US REIT Index broadly and
fairly represents the equity REIT opportunity set with proper investability
screens to ensure that the index is investable and replicable. The index
reflects approximately 85% of the US REIT universe. As reported by MSCI,
ARCT's inclusion in the MSCI US REITIndex will become effective onMonday,
December 3, 2012.


"We could not be more pleased with our inclusion in this important index,"
offered William M. Kahane, CEO of ARCT. "It is a privilege to be recognized
as being among the REIT industry's biggest and best companies."

About MSCI Indexes

MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to
investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension
funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and
performance analytics, and governance tools. MSCI is headquartered in New
York, with research and commercial offices around the world.

Important Notice

This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to
buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell any shares of the Company.

American Realty Capital Trust, Inc., a publicly tradedMarylandcorporation
listed on The NASDAQ Global Select Market, is a leading self-administered real
estate company that owns and acquires single tenant free standing commercial
real estate properties that are primarily net leased on a long-term basis to
investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants.

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be
forward-looking statements. These forward looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties that could cause the outcome to be materially different.
Additional information about the Company can be found on the Company's website

SOURCE American Realty Capital Trust, Inc.

Contact: Anthony J. DeFazio, DeFazio Communications, LLC,, +1-484-532-7783; Brian D. Jones, Chief
Financial Officer, American Realty Capital Trust, Inc.,,
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