CapLease Declares 7% Increase in Fourth Quarter Dividend

  CapLease Declares 7% Increase in Fourth Quarter Dividend

 - Including Third Quarter Increase, CapLease Raises Dividend 15% During 2012

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 12, 2012

CapLease, Inc. (NYSE:LSE)  today provided the following dividend updates.

Dividend Policy

The Company’s Board of Directors announced an increase in the Company’s
quarterly dividend by 7% beginning with the fourth quarter of 2012 to $0.075
per share. Including last quarter’s 8% dividend increase, the Company’s Board
of Directors has increased the quarterly dividend by 15% during 2012. That
increase reflects the Company’s significant progress on its 2012 business plan
including new investments added or committed of over $165 million.

Mr. Paul McDowell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are
pleased with the progress we made on growing the dividend this year, which is
a direct result of the growth and strengthening of the portfolio we have
executed on during the past two years. Our dividend is well covered by
existing operations and further by the recently announced investment
transactions. We continue to expect to add at least one more high quality
accretive transaction to the portfolio prior to year-end, and are optimistic
that we will continue to grow the portfolio and generate strong cash flows
during 2013 and beyond.”

Fourth Quarter 2012 Dividends

Consistent with the foregoing dividend policy, the Company announced today
that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.075 per share
of common stock and per limited partnership unit for the fourth quarter of
2012.

The Company’s Board of Directors also declared a cash dividend of $0.5078125
per share of 8.125% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (NYSE:
LSEPrA), and a cash dividend of $0.5234375 per share of 8.375% Series B
Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (NYSE: LSEPrB) for the fourth quarter of
2012.

The fourth quarter 2012 common and preferred dividends are payable on January
15, 2013 to stockholders of record as of December 31, 2012.

Stockholders interested in learning how to participate in CapLease’s dividend
reinvestment and direct stock purchase plan or receiving a plan prospectus may
do so by contacting American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the plan
administrator, through its Web site at www.amstock.com or by calling (866)
706-0513. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of CapLease.

About the Company:

CapLease, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that primarily owns
and manages a diversified portfolio of single tenant commercial real estate
properties subject to long-term leases to high credit quality tenants.

Contact:

CapLease, Inc.
Investor Relations:
Brad Cohen, 212-217-6393
bcohen@icrinc.com