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American Realty Capital Announces the Appointment of Key Executives as it Bolsters its Business Development Company and Finance



  American Realty Capital Announces the Appointment of Key Executives as it
         Bolsters its Business Development Company and Finance Teams

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 28, 2013

NEW YORK, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Investment advisory firm American
Realty Capital announced today that it has added seven key executives over the
past month who will add to the firm's core competencies and strengths.  These
additions are in line with the company's overarching objectives and continuing
commitment to deliver demonstrable results for the shareholders in its
sponsored offerings.  To this end, the company has assembled, and continues to
attract and retain, dedicated management teams whose members bring deep and
broad experience to the business areas in which American Realty Capital and
its affiliates operate.

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A primary driver of the firm's ability to deliver results is the intellectual
capital embedded in the multi-disciplinary teams running and supporting its
business units.  The company has attracted a skilled and seasoned group of
professionals and support staff.  Over the past month the following
individuals have joined American Realty Capital's business development company
and commercial real estate debt teams:

Business Development Company Team
Name         Title         Previous Affiliations Experience 
                                                 Mr. Lyons, a Certified Public
                                                 Accountant, has over 20
                                                 years' experience in
                                                 investment banking and
                                                 leveraged finance, most
                                                 recently at UBS Investment
                                                 Bank where, for over six
             Senior Vice                         years, he was a Managing
             President     UBS Investment Bank;  Director responsible for
                                                 managing the leverage finance
             and Chief     CIBC World Markets;   practice in the Consumer,
Doug Lyons   Credit        Deutsche Bank         Retail, Gaming, Real Estate,
                           Securities; Duff &    Lodging and Leisure
             Officer, BDCA Phelps; Coopers &     industries.  In his role at
             Adviser       Lybrand               UBS, Mr. Lyons was
                                                 responsible for the
                                                 origination, structuring,
                                                 negotiation and execution of
                                                 senior debt, unsecured debt,
                                                 high yield and mezzanine
                                                 financing transactions for
                                                 key corporate and sponsor
                                                 clients.
                                                 Mr. Fisher has over 30 of
                                                 experience lending to and
                                                 investing in middle market
                                                 and small businesses. He
                                                 spent 22 years at JPMorgan
                                                 Chase, with his last position
                           True Course Capital   as the Senior Vice President
                           Advisors, LLC;        and Division Executive
             Senior Vice   Praesidian Capital    running the Bank's Middle
             President and Inc.; Allied          Market Structured Finance
James Fisher Managing      Capital/AC            business, including Sponsor
             Director,     Finance/Callidus      Coverage, Asset Based
             BDCA Adviser  Capital; JPMorgan/The Lending, Leasing, and Middle
                           Chase Manhattan Bank  Market M&A. Most recently,
                                                 Mr. Fisher was the Founding
                                                 Partner of True Course
                                                 Capital Advisors; a firm
                                                 focused on advisory work
                                                 related to middle market
                                                 leveraged finance, as well as
                                                 small business investments.
                                                 Mr. Taylor, a CFA charter
                                                 holder, has over 20 years of
                                                 experience investing in
                                                 middle market companies and
                                                 has been directly involved in
                                                 originating, underwriting and
                                                 syndicating over $8 billion
                           True Course Capital   of middle market senior,
             Senior Vice   Advisors, LLC; Allied unitranche and mezzanine
             President and Capital; Callidus     debt.  Mr. Taylor spent 7
Joseph       Managing      Capital Management;   years at JPMorgan Chase and
Taylor       Director,     JPMorgan Chase Bank   was the founding partner of
             BDCA Adviser  N.A.; First           the Middle Market leveraged
                           Union/First Fidelity  loan structuring and
                           Bank                  syndication group. Most
                                                 recently, Mr. Taylor was a
                                                 Senior Advisor at True Course
                                                 Capital Advisors; a firm
                                                 focused on advisory work
                                                 related to middle market
                                                 leveraged finance and small
                                                 business investments.
                                                 Ms. Loundon brings 12 years
                                                 of experience in underwriting
                                                 as well as providing debt
                           Churchill Financial,  financing for private equity
Carol        Senior        LLC; CapitalSource    backed leveraged buyouts and
Loundon      Analyst, BDCA Finance LLC; Bank of  recapitalizations in the
             Adviser       Ireland; Lehman       middle market. In her
                           Brothers              previous roles, Ms. Loundon
                                                 assisted in due diligence
                                                 initiatives, syndications and
                                                 portfolio monitoring.

 

Commercial Real Estate Debt Team
Name         Title            Previous           Experience 
                              Affiliations
                                                 Mr. Stein has spent most of
                                                 the last 10 years in the real
                                                 estate finance, asset
                                                 management, origination and
                                                 securitization groups of
                                                 prominent asset management
                                                 firms.  Over his career Mr.
             Vice President,                     Stein has participated in the
             ARC              Brookfield Asset   origination or underwriting
Jonathan                      Management; Credit of more than $15 billion of
Stein        Realty Finance                      transactions.  In his most
             Advisors         Suisse             recent role at Brookfield
                                                 Strategic Real Estate
                                                 Partners, he originated
                                                 equity and debt investments
                                                 for the North American sleeve
                                                 of the fund through direct
                                                 relationships with sponsors,
                                                 lenders, special servicers
                                                 and brokers.
                                                 Mr. Tolchin brings 17 years
                              Alston & Bird LLP; of experience in real estate
                              Cadwalader,        law, most recently at Alston
                              Wickersham & Taft  & Bird LLP.  In his role as
             Assistant        LLP; Law Offices   Senior Real Estate Associate,
Marc Tolchin General Counsel, of Marc A.         Mr. Tolchin represented major
             American Realty  Tolchin; Town of   portfolio and capital markets
             Capital          Harrison, NY;      lenders in the origination of
                              Rattet, Hollander  commercial real estate
                              & Pasternak, LLP   financings secured by hotel,
                                                 office, retail, mixed-use and
                                                 multifamily properties. 
                                                 Mr. Schapiro has 6 years of
                                                 experience in real estate
                              Brookfield Asset   investment management, real
                              Management;        estate private equity and
             Assistant Vice   Perseus Realty     investment banking.  In his
Daniel       President, ARC   Partners and       most recent role at
Schapiro     Realty Finance   Perseus Realty     Brookfield Asset Management,
             Advisors         Capital; AFL-CIO   Mr. Schapiro provided
                              Investment Trust   investment analysis in hard
                              Corporation        assets and loan portfolios
                                                 and assisted with acquisition
                                                 and asset management
                                                 functions.

American Realty Capital's Chairman and CEO, Nicholas S. Schorsch noted, "The
addition of well-experienced and highly skilled individuals to our dedicated
business units serves to enhance the intellectual capital that has helped us
successfully grow our business segments over the past five years.  We are
committed to constructing our business with a clear emphasis on best practices
and an investor-first focus, making certain that management's interests and
capabilities are always squarely aligned with the needs of our programs'
shareholders."

About American Realty Capital

American Realty Capital is a full-service real estate advisory firm founded in
2006 that sponsors real estate investment programs and provides advisory
services to retail and institutional investors. American Realty Capital is an
active sponsor and manager of public and private real estate investments, a
business development company and other investment solutions. Collectively,
American Realty Capital's senior team of seasoned professionals has acquired
and managed over $10.0 billion of real estate, as well as $5.0 billion of
corporate sale-leasebacks as of 2012.

 

SOURCE American Realty Capital

Website: http://www.americanrealtycap.com
Contact: Anthony J. DeFazio, Diccicco Battista Communications,
tdefazio@dbcworks.com, (484-342-3600), or Brian S. Block, EVP & CFO, AR
Capital, LLC, bblock@arlcap.com, (212-415-6500)
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