DCT Industrial Trust Inc.® Announces Investment Grade Ratings from Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s

  DCT Industrial Trust Inc.® Announces Investment Grade Ratings from Moody’s
  and Standard & Poor’s

Business Wire

DENVER -- September 24, 2013

DCT Industrial Trust Inc.® (NYSE: DCT), a leading industrial real estate
company, today announced it has received investment-grade corporate ratings
with stable outlooks from two major U.S. ratings agencies. DCT Industrial
received a Baa2 rating from Moody’s Investors Service and a BBB- from Standard
& Poor’s Rating Services.

“We are very pleased to receive these investment-grade ratings. Broadening our
access to unsecured capital is an important achievement as we continue to grow
our business while maintaining a strong and flexible balance sheet,” said Matt
Murphy, DCT Industrial’s Chief Financial Officer. “Access to the
investment-grade, unsecured markets reflects the quality of the Company’s
strategy, organization and portfolio.”

About DCT Industrial Trust Inc.®

DCT Industrial Trust Inc. is a leading industrial real estate company
specializing in the acquisition, development, leasing and management of bulk
distribution and light industrial properties in high-volume distribution
markets in the U.S. and Mexico. As of June 30, 2013, the Company owned
interests in approximately 74.9 million square feet of properties leased to
approximately 870 customers, including 12.3 million square feet operated on
behalf of four institutional capital management partners.

Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Federal securities laws. You should exercise caution in interpreting and
relying on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown
risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond the
Company’s control and could materially affect actual results, performance or
achievements. These factors include, without limitation, that the closing of
the aforementioned offering is subject to, among other things standard closing
conditions and customary rights of the underwriters to terminate the purchase
agreement due to any material adverse change in the financial markets in the
United States or the international financial markets, any outbreak of
hostilities or escalation thereof or other calamity or crisis or any change or
development involving a prospective change in national or international
political, financial or economic conditions, and other risks and uncertainties
detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.

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DCT Industrial Trust Inc.
Melissa Sachs, 303-597-2400
VP Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
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