American Realty Capital Properties Announces Closing of CapLease Acquisition

 American Realty Capital Properties Announces Closing of CapLease Acquisition

Transaction Adds 68 Properties Totaling Over 13 Million Square Feet to ARCP's

ARCP Annualized Dividend to Increase to $0.94 beginning December 2013

CapLease CEO Paul McDowell to Join AR Capital as President of Office and

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2013

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --American Realty Capital Properties,
Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP) ("ARCP") today announced the closing of the previously
announced acquisition of CapLease, Inc. (NYSE: LSE) ("CapLease"). The
transaction was previously approved by CapLease's stockholders, whose shares
were converted into the right to receive $8.50 in cash per common share of
CapLease they owned. Each share of Series A, Series B and Series C preferred
stock of CapLease was converted into the right to receive $25.00 in cash.

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In connection with the closing, ARCP adds a portfolio, as of September 30,
2013, consisting of 68 primarily single tenant net lease office and
distribution properties with more than 13 million square feet. The CapLease
portfolio is approximately 97% occupied by 80% investment grade tenants.

As a result of the acquisition, as previously announced ARCP will increase its
annualized dividend by $0.03, or 3.3%, to $0.94 per common share to be paid
monthly to stockholders of record at the close of business on the 8th day of
each month, payable on the 15th day of such month. The $0.94 annualized
dividend will be paid commencing with ARCP's December 2013 dividend.

As previously announced, Paul H. McDowell, Chief Executive Officer of
CapLease, will join ARC Advisory Services, LLC, a subsidiary of AR Capital,
LLC ("AR Capital"), as President of AR Capital's office and industrial
division, including build-to-suit activities. Several other senior CapLease
executives will also join AR Capital's advisory platform in senior finance and
operating roles.

ARCP Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Nicholas S. Schorsch noted, "We are
pleased to close this significant acquisition, which expands and diversifies
our rental revenue base and adds to our growth opportunities through
build-to-suit capabilities. In addition, the acquisition increases our
adjusted funds from operations per share, resulting in a $0.03 increase in our
annualized distribution."

Michael Weil, ARCP's President, noted, "We continue to be focused on the
deliberate and consistent execution of our investment strategy. This includes
our successful closing of the CapLease acquisition, as well as our other
announced acquisitions which remain on track to close."

Mr. Schorsch added, "We are extremely pleased to welcome Paul McDowell and the
entire CapLease team to AR Capital. Recruiting and retaining world-class
talent to support our platform's growth is one of my highest priorities and
the addition of Paul and his executive, operating and administrative team is
yet another example of our ability to do so."

About ARCP

ARCP is a publicly traded Maryland corporation listed on The NASDAQ Global
Select Market that qualified as a real estate investment trust for U.S.
federal income tax purposes beginning in the taxable year ended December 31,
2011, focused on acquiring and owning single tenant freestanding commercial
properties subject to net leases with high credit quality tenants. Additional
information about the ARCP can be found on its website at
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Important Notice

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be
forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties that could cause the outcome to be materially different. In
addition, words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect" and "intend"
indicate a forward-looking statement, although not all forward-looking
statements include these words.

SOURCE American Realty Capital Properties, Inc.

Contact: Anthony J. DeFazio, DDCworks, Ph: 484-342-3600,; Brian S. Block, EVP & CFO, American Realty Capital
Properties, Inc., Ph: 212-415-6500,
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