71st Common Stock Monthly Dividend Increase Declared by Realty Income

  71st Common Stock Monthly Dividend Increase Declared by Realty Income

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- March 13, 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 $0.1812292 per share from
$0.1809167 per share. The dividend is payable on April 15, 2013 to
shareholders of record as of April1, 2013. This is the 71^st dividend
increase since Realty Income went public in 1994. The new monthly dividend
amount represents an annualized dividend amount of approximately $2.175 per
share as compared to the previous annualized dividend amount of $2.171 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 that our operations allow us to once again increase the amount of the
dividend we pay to our shareholders. With the payment of the April dividend,
we will have made 513 consecutive monthly dividend payments.”

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 513 consecutive common stock
monthly dividends throughout its 44-year operating history and increased the
dividend 71 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 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.

Note to Editors:

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Contact:

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