CapLease Announces Dividend Increase

  CapLease Announces Dividend Increase

                     Third Consecutive Quarterly Increase

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- March 11, 2013

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 3% beginning with the first quarter of 2013 to $0.0775
per share. The Company has now increased the dividend for three consecutive
quarters, representing an increase of 19% since the second quarter of 2012.

Mr. Paul McDowell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “The
additional dividend increase we are announcing today continues to reflect the
positive results of our portfolio growth and balance sheet strengthening
activities of recent years. Our dividend remains well covered by existing
operations and is positioned for further increases as we continue to execute
on our growth strategy in the months and years ahead.”

First Quarter 2013 Dividends

Consistent with the foregoing dividend policy, the Company announced today
that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.0775 per share
of common stock and per limited partnership unit for the first quarter of

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), a cash dividend of $0.5234375 per share of 8.375% Series B Cumulative
Redeemable Preferred Stock (NYSE: LSEPrB), and a cash dividend of $$0.4027778
per share of 7.25% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (NYSE:
LSEPrC), all for the first quarter of 2013.

The first quarter 2013 common and preferred dividends are payable on April 15,
2013 to stockholders of record as of April 4, 2013.

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.


Investor Relations
Brad Cohen, 212-217-6393
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