Realty Income Names Sumit Roy As Chief Investment Officer

          Realty Income Names Sumit Roy As Chief Investment Officer

PR Newswire

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2013

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Realty Income Corporation
(Realty Income), The Monthly Dividend Company^®, (NYSE:O), today announced
that Sumit Roy will assume the role of Chief Investment Officer ("CIO") of
Realty Income and will be responsible for overseeing the company's investment


Serving most recently as Executive Vice President, Acquisitions, Mr. Roy has
done an outstanding job as Realty Income's acquisitions team leader and has
been integral to implementing the company's expanded acquisitions strategy
focused on increasing the size, quality and diversity of its real estate
portfolio. Mr. Roy's responsibilities have included running the day-to-day
operations and executing the strategic directives of the acquisitions group.
As such, he has worked on all of the recent large entity and property
portfolio acquisitions that have been completed.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Roy was a New York-based investment banker
for 10 years, and was responsible for more than $57billion in real estate
capital markets and advisory transactions. During his investment banking
career, he served as Executive Director in the Global Real Estate, Lodging &
Leisure Group for UBS Investment Bank, where he covered real estate companies,
including Realty Income. Prior to his tenure at UBS, he held positions in
Corporate Finance at MeadWestvaco, in Technology Investment Banking at Merrill
Lynch, and as a Consultant and Principal at Cap Gemini. Mr. Roy holds both a
Bachelor and a Masters degree in Computer Science, and an MBA from the
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

Commenting on Mr. Roy's promotion, Chief Executive Officer, John P. Case said,
"I have worked with Sumit for more than seven years, on a broad array of
transactions, where I had a chance to observe first-hand his diverse business
and real estate experience, as well as his leadership strengths. As such, I
have complete confidence and trust in his ability to continue to perform
exceptionally well as CIO. Sumit was intimately involved in the successful
completion of our acquisition of American Realty Capital Trust, earlier this
year, and was also instrumental in creating and implementing the integration
plan which resulted in a successful close of that transaction. In addition, he
has done an outstanding job of keeping our acquisitions team focused on
sourcing and completing transactions that meet our strategic objectives. I
look forward to continuing to work with Sumit in his capacity as CIO."

Realty Income is The Monthly Dividend Company^®, a New York Stock Exchange
real estate company dedicated to providing shareholders with dependable
monthly income. As of October 15, 2013, the company had paid 519 consecutive
monthly dividends throughout its 44-year operating history. The monthly income
is supported by the cash flows from over 3,600 properties owned under
long-term lease agreements with leading 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 or

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SOURCE Realty Income Corporation

Contact: Tere Miller, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate
Communications, (760) 741-2111, ext. 1177
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