Realty Income Increases Dividend 19.2%

  Realty Income Increases Dividend 19.2%

Business Wire

ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- January 22, 2013

Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income), The Monthly Dividend Company^®,
(NYSE:O), today announced its board of directors has declared an increase in
the company’s common stock monthly cash dividend to $0.1809167 per share from
$0.15175 per share. The dividend is payable on February 15, 2013 to
shareholders of record as of February 1, 2013. This is the 70^th dividend
increase since Realty Income went public in 1994. The new dividend amount
represents an annualized increase of $0.35 per share, or 19.2%, to $2.171 per
share, as compared to the previous annualized dividend amount of $1.821 per
share. The company continues its long-term policy of declaring and paying
dividends on a monthly, rather than on a quarterly, basis. To view a history
of Realty Income’s dividend increases, refer to the chart below or visit the
company’s website at www.realtyincome.com.

Tom A. Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of Realty Income, commented, “We are
pleased with the significant increase in our revenue and earnings, resulting
from both the ARCT acquisition, and our record 2012 property acquisitions,
which allowed us to significantly increase the amount of the dividend.”

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 511 consecutive common stock
monthly dividends throughout its 44-year operating history and increased the
dividend 70 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 3,500
properties owned under long-term lease agreements with regional and national
retail chains and other commercial enterprises. The company is an active buyer
of net-leased properties nationwide. Additional information about the company
can be obtained from the corporate website at www.realtyincome.com or
www.twitter.com/realtyincome.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release, which are not strictly historical, are
“forward-looking” statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and
unknown risks, which may cause the company’s actual future results to differ
materially from expected results. These risks include, among others, general
economic conditions, local real estate conditions, the availability of capital
to finance planned growth, property acquisitions and the timing of these
acquisitions, charges for property impairments, the outcome of any legal
proceedings to which the company is a party, as described in the company’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Consequently,
forward-looking statements should be regarded solely as reflections of the
company’s current operating plans and estimates. Actual operating results may
differ materially from what is expressed or forecast in this press release.
The company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any
revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect
events or circumstances after the date these statements were made.

Note to Editors:

Realty Income press releases are available on the Internet at
www.realtyincome.com/invest/newsroom-library/press-releases.shtml.

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Contact:

Realty Income Corporation
Tere Miller
Vice President, Corporate Communications
(760) 741-2111, ext. 1177
 
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