W. P. Carey Increases Quarterly Dividend by 24% and Announces Addition to FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index

W. P. Carey Increases Quarterly Dividend by 24% and Announces Addition to FTSE 
EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/14/13 --  W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:
WPC) announced today that its Board of Directors had increased the
Company's first quarter 2013 cash dividend to $0.82 per share, which
equates to an annualized rate of $3.28. Payable on April 15, 2013 to
shareholders of record as of March 28, 2013, this marks W. P. Carey's
48th consecutive dividend increase and represents a 24% increase over
the prior quarter. 
W. P. Carey also reported that after market close on March 15, 2013
it will be added to the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index. 
Trevor P. Bond, President and CEO of W. P. Carey, commented, "Our
ability to significantly increase our dividend along with the
inclusion of W. P. Carey in the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate
Index is indicative of the benefits and recognition that have accrued
following our conversion to REIT status and our significant increase
in real estate under ownership as a result of the merger with
CPA(R):15. We are pleased to commence our fortieth year with these
positive announcements as we continue to build on our history of
providing stable dividends and value to our shareholders."  
W. P. Carey Inc.
 Celebrating its 40th anniversary, W. P. Carey Inc.
is a publicly-traded REIT (NYSE: WPC) that provides long-term
sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies worldwide
and owns and manages an investment portfolio totaling approximately
$14.1 billion. The largest owner/manager of net lease assets, WPC's
corporate finance-focused credit and real estate underwriting process
is a constant that has been successfully leveraged across a wide
variety of industries and property types. Our portfolio of long-term
leases with creditworthy tenants has an established history of
generating stable cash flows that have enabled the Company to deliver
consistent and rising dividend income to investors for nearly four
decades. www.wpcarey.com  
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Federal securities laws. The forward-looking
statements include, among other things, statements regarding the
intent, belief or expectations of W. P. Carey Inc. (the "Company")
and can be identified by the use of words such as "may," "will,"
"should," "would," "assume," "outlook," "seek," "plan," "believe,"
"expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "forecast," and other
comparable terms. These statements are based on the current
expectations of the management of the Company. The statements of Mr.
Trevor P. Bond are examples of forward-looking statements. A number
of factors could cause the Company's actual results, performance or
achievement to differ materially from those anticipated. Among those
risks, trends and uncertainties are the risks associated with the
REIT conversion and the merger; general economic climate; the supply
of and demand for office and industrial properties; interest rate
levels; the availability of financing; and other risks associated
with the acquisition and ownership of properties, including risks
that the tenants will not pay rent, or that costs may be greater than
anticipated. For further information on factors that could impact the
Company, reference is made to the Company's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Readers are cautioned
not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements,
which speak only as of the date of this communication. Except as
required under the federal securities laws and the rules and
regulations of the SEC, the Company does not undertake any obligation
to release publicly any revisions to the forward-looking statements
to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this
communication or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. 
COMPANY CONTACT:
Kristin Brown 
W. P. Carey Inc. 
212-492-8989 
kbrown@wpcarey.com 
PRESS CONTACTS:
Cheryl Sanclemente 
W. P. Carey Inc.
212-492-8995
csanclemente@wpcarey.com  
Guy Lawrence
Ross & Lawrence
212-308-3333
gblawrence@rosslawpr.com