Realty Income Corporation Announces Commencement of Public Offering of Common Stock

  Realty Income Corporation Announces Commencement of Public Offering of
  Common Stock

Business Wire

ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- March 5, 2013

Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income), The Monthly Dividend Company^®,
(NYSE: O), today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public
offering of 10,000,000 shares of common stock. The Company also plans to grant
the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional shares
of common stock to cover overallotments, if any. The underwriters for the
offering are: BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo Securities,
Credit Suisse, Raymond James, RBC Capital Markets, and UBS Investment Bank
(joint book-running managers), J.P. Morgan and Jefferies (co-lead managers),
Baird, Barclays, BB&T Capital Markets, Citigroup, and Stifel Nicolaus Weisel
(senior co-managers), and BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC and Piper Jaffray

The Company expects to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay
borrowings under its $1.0 billion acquisition credit facility, which were, and
will be, used to fund real estate acquisitions.

A preliminary prospectus supplement and final prospectus supplement related to
the public offering of these securities has been or will be filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the preliminary prospectus
supplement and final prospectus supplement, when available, may be obtained
from BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, New York 10038, Attn:
Prospectus Department or email; or Morgan
Stanley, 180Varick Street, 2^nd Floor, New York, New York, 10014, Attn:
Prospectus Department, telephone 1.866.718.1649 (toll-free) or email:; or Wells Fargo Securities, Attn: Equity
Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10152, telephone:
1.800.326.5897 or email:

These securities are offered pursuant to a Registration Statement that has
become effective under the Securities Act. These securities are only offered
by means of the prospectus included in the Registration Statement and the
preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering. This press release
shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy,
nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other
jurisdiction where the offer, solicitation, or sale of these securities would
be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities
laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that 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, tenant financial health,
the availability of capital to finance planned growth, continued volatility
and uncertainty in the credit markets and broader financial markets, property
acquisitions and the timing of these acquisitions, charges for property
impairments, integration of the ARCT acquisition, and the outcome of 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.


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