CapLease Announces Tax Treatment of 2012 Dividends

  CapLease Announces Tax Treatment of 2012 Dividends

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 25, 2013

CapLease, Inc. (NYSE: LSE) today announced the income tax treatment of its
2012 common and preferred stock dividend payments.

Common Stock
                                                         
                                                                     Nondividend
              Dividend                                 Total
              Per            Record       Date of      Ordinary      Distributions
                             Date         Payment
              Share                                    Dividends     (Return of
                                                                     Capital)
              $0.065         4/2/12       4/16/12      $0.00         $0.065
              $0.065         6/29/12      7/16/12      $0.00         $0.065
              $0.07          9/28/12      10/15/12     $0.00         $0.07
              $0.075         12/31/12     1/15/13      $0.00         $0.075
Totals        $0.275                                   $0.00         $0.275
Percent                                                0.00%         100.00%
                                                                                   
                                                                                   
Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock
                                                                                   
                                                                     Nondividend
              Dividend                                 Total
              Per            Record       Date of      Ordinary      Distributions
                             Date         Payment
              Share                                    Dividends     (Return of
                                                                     Capital)
              $0.5078125     4/2/12       4/16/12      $0.00         $0.5078125
              $0.5078125     6/29/12      7/16/12      $0.00         $0.5078125
              $0.5078125     9/28/12      10/15/12     $0.00         $0.5078125
              $0.5078125     12/31/12     1/15/13      $0.00         $0.5078125
Totals        $2.0312500                               $0.00         $2.0312500
Percent                                                0.00%         100.00%
                                                                                   
                                                                                   
Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock
                                                                                   
                                                                     Nondividend
              Dividend                                 Total
              Per            Record       Date of      Ordinary      Distributions
                             Date         Payment
              Share                                    Dividends     (Return of
                                                                     Capital)
              $0.500174      6/29/12      7/16/12      $0.00         $0.500174
              $0.5234375     9/28/12      10/15/12     $0.00         $0.5234375
              $0.5234375     12/31/12     1/15/13      $0.00         $0.5234375
Totals        $1.547049                                $0.00         $1.547049
Percent                                                0.00%         100.00%
                                                                                   

As noted above, the entire fourth quarter 2012 dividend though paid in January
2013 is treated as having been received by stockholders and taxable for 2012.

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:

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