DCT Industrial Trust® Announces Tax Treatment of 2012 Dividend

  DCT Industrial Trust® Announces Tax Treatment of 2012 Dividend

Business Wire

DENVER -- January 22, 2013

DCT Industrial Trust® (NYSE: DCT), a leading industrial real estate company,
announced today the income tax treatment of its 2012 distributions to holders
of its Common Stock.

For holders of DCT Industrial Common Stock, the 2012 dividend of $0.28 per
share includes one quarterly distribution declared in 2011 and paid in 2012
and three quarterly distributions declared and paid in 2012. Additionally, the
return of capital percentage on common stock dividends is also reported in the
Investors section of the DCT Industrial website at www.dctindustrial.com,
pursuant to U.S. tax basis reporting required under Internal Revenue Code
Section 6045B.

The 2012 dividend characteristics are as follows:

DCT Industrial Trust Inc. Common Stock
CUSIP Number 233153105
Ticker Symbol: DCT

                                                         
                                                                      Cash
                Declaration       Record            Payment           Dividend
                Dates          Dates          Dates         
                                                                      ($ per
                                                                      share)
                                                                      
Fourth
Quarter -       11/1/2011         12/29/2011        1/12/2012*        $0.07
2011*
First
Quarter -       2/9/2012          4/6/2012          4/18/2012         $0.07
2012
Second
Quarter -       5/2/2012          7/6/2012          7/18/2012         $0.07
2012
Third
Quarter -       8/2/2012          10/5/2012         10/17/2012        $0.07
2012
                                                                      

                                                       
                  2012                2012
                  Ordinary            Qualified       2012          2012
                                                      Capital       Return of
                  Taxable             Taxable         Gain          Capital
                  Dividend            Dividend
                  ($ per           ($ per       ($ per     ($ per
                  share)              share)          share)        share)
                                                                    
Fourth
Quarter           $  0.016420         $    -          $   -         $ 0.053580
- 2011*
First
Quarter           $  0.016420         $    -          $   -         $ 0.053580
- 2012
Second
Quarter           $  0.016420         $    -          $   -         $ 0.053580
- 2012
Third
Quarter           $  0.016420         $    -          $   -         $ 0.053580
- 2012
                                                                    
Annual            $  0.065680         $    -          $   -         $ 0.214320
                                                                    
* The fourth quarter dividend declared on November 1, 2011 and paid on January
12, 2012 is considered a 2012 dividend for federal income tax purposes.


About DCT Industrial Trust Inc.®

DCT Industrial Trust Inc. is a leading industrial real estate company
specializing in the acquisition, development, leasing and management of bulk
distribution and light industrial properties in high-volume distribution
markets in the U.S. and Mexico. As of September 30, 2012, the Company owned
interests in approximately 75.2 million square feet of properties leased to
approximately 840 customers, including 16.7 million square feet operated on
behalf of five institutional capital management partners. Additional
information is available at www.dctindustrial.com.

Contact:

Media and Investor Contact:
DCT Industrial Trust Inc.
Melissa Sachs, VP, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
303-597-2400
investorrelations@dctindustrial.com
 
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