Cousins Properties Names Connolly Chief Investment Officer

  Cousins Properties Names Connolly Chief Investment Officer

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- May 30, 2013

Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE:CUZ) has promoted ColinConnolly to the
role of Chief Investment Officer, placing him in charge of acquisitions,
dispositions and opportunistic investments for the Company.

Since joining Cousins in September 2011 as Senior Vice President, Connolly has
executed a number of high-profile office acquisitions, including Promenade,
2100 Ross, Post Oak Central and 816 Congress.

“Colin has proven to be a key player in the ongoing implementation of our
strategic plan,” said Larry Gellerstedt, CEO of Cousins. “He brings a fresh
perspective to the leadership team, and we look forward to his continued
contributions to Cousins’ success.”

About Cousins Properties Incorporated

The Company is a leading diversified real estate company with extensive
experience in development, acquisition, financing, management and leasing.
Based in Atlanta, the Company actively invests in office and retail projects.
The Company is a fully integrated equity real estate investment trust (REIT)
and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CUZ.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements
within the meaning of the federal securities laws and are subject to
uncertainties and risk and actual results may differ materially from
projections. Readers should carefully review the Company’s financial
statements and notes thereto, as well as the risk factors described in PartI,
Item1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December31, 2012 and other documents the Company files from time to time with
the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such forward-looking statements are
based on current expectations and speak as of the date of such statements. The
Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of future events, new
information or otherwise.

Contact:

Cousins Properties Incorporated
Cameron Golden, 404-407-1984
Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
camerongolden@cousinsproperties.com