COPT to Present at the Citi 2014 Global Property CEO Conference

  COPT to Present at the Citi 2014 Global Property CEO Conference  Citi Global Property CEO Conference 2014  Business Wire  COLUMBIA, Md. -- February 27, 2014  Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT or the Company) (NYSE: OFC) announced that its President and CEO, Roger A. Waesche, Jr., will provide an overview of the Company and participate in a question and answer session at Citi’s 2014 Global Property CEO Conference. The presentation will be held on March 3, 2014 at 1:35 p.m. Eastern Time at The Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida.  A live audio webcast of the presentation and materials encompassing the information provided during the presentation and conference will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, www.copt.com. The replay will be available for 90 days after the presentation.  Company Information  COPT is an office REIT that focuses primarily on serving the specialized requirements of U.S. Government agencies and defense contractors, most of which are engaged in defense information technology and national security-related activities. As of December 31, 2013, COPT derived 70% of its annualized revenue from its strategic tenant niche properties and 23% from its regional office properties. The Company generally acquires, develops, manages and leases office and data center properties concentrated in large office parks primarily located near knowledge-based government demand drivers and/or in targeted markets or submarkets in the Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore region. As of December 31, 2013, the Company’s consolidated portfolio consisted of 183 office properties totaling 17.4  million rentable square feet. COPT is an S&P MidCap 400 company.  Forward-Looking Information  This press release may contain “forward-looking” statements, as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that are based on the Company’s current expectations, estimates and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the Company. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “plan” or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which the Company cannot predict with accuracy and some of which the Company might not even anticipate. Accordingly, the Company can give no assurance that these expectations, estimates and projections will be achieved. Future events and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements.  Important factors that may affect these expectations, estimates, and projections include, but are not limited to:    *general economic and business conditions, which will, among other things,     affect office property and data center demand and rents, tenant     creditworthiness, interest rates, financing availability and property     values;   *adverse changes in the real estate markets including, among other things,     increased competition with other companies;   *governmental actions and initiatives, including risks associated with the     impact of a government shutdown or budgetary reductions or impasses, such     as a reduction in rental revenues, non-renewal of leases, and/or a     curtailment of demand for additional space by the Company's strategic     customers;   *the Company’s ability to borrow on favorable terms;   *risks of real estate acquisition and development activities, including,     among other things, risks that development projects may not be completed     on schedule, that tenants may not take occupancy or pay rent or that     development or operating costs may be greater than anticipated;   *the Company’s ability to sell properties included in its Strategic     Reallocation Plan;   *risks of investing through joint venture structures, including risks that     the Company’s joint venture partners may not fulfill their financial     obligations as investors or may take actions that are inconsistent with     the Company’s objectives;   *changes in the Company’s plans for properties or views of market economic     conditions or failure to obtain development rights, either of which could     result in recognition of significant impairment losses;   *the Company’s ability to satisfy and operate effectively under Federal     income tax rules relating to real estate investment trusts and     partnerships;   *the Company's ability to achieve projected results;   *the dilutive effects of issuing additional common shares; and   *environmental requirements.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements. For further information, please refer to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.  Contact:  Corporate Office Properties Trust IR Contacts: Stephanie Krewson, 443-285-5453 stephanie.krewson@copt.com or Michelle Layne, 443-285-5452 michelle.layne@copt.com