First Industrial Realty Trust Announces Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Record Date

  First Industrial Realty Trust Announces Annual Meeting of Stockholders and
                                 Record Date

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, March 11, 2014

CHICAGO, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
(NYSE: FR), a leading owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate,
today announced that the Company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held
on May 7, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

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First Industrial's Board of Directors set March 21, 2014 as the record date
for the Annual Meeting.

About First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.

First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FR) is a leading owner, operator,
and developer of industrial real estate with a track record of providing
industry-leading customer service to multinational corporations and regional
customers. Across major markets in the United States, our local market experts
manage, lease, buy, (re)develop, and sell bulk and regional distribution
centers, light industrial, and other industrial facility types. In total, we
own, manage and have under development approximately 66.3 million square feet
of industrial space as of December 31, 2013. For more information, please
visit us at

Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. We intend for such forward-looking statements
to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements
contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are
including this statement for purposes of complying with those safe harbor
provisions. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions
and describe future plans, strategies and expectations of the Company, are
generally identifiable by use of the words "believe," "expect," "intend,"
"plan," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," "seek," "target," "potential,"
"focus," "may," "should" or similar expressions. Our ability to predict
results or the actual effect of future plans or strategies is inherently
uncertain. Factors which could have a materially adverse effect on our
operations and future prospects include, but are not limited to: changes in
national, international, regional and local economic conditions generally and
real estate markets specifically; changes in legislation/regulation (including
changes to laws governing the taxation of real estate investment trusts) and
actions of regulatory authorities; our ability to qualify and maintain our
status as a real estate investment trust; the availability and attractiveness
of financing (including both public and private capital) to us and to our
potential counterparties; the availability and attractiveness of terms of
additional debt repurchases; interest rates; our credit agency ratings; our
ability to comply with applicable financial covenants; competition; changes in
supply and demand for industrial properties (including land, the supply and
demand for which is inherently more volatile than other types of industrial
property) in the Company's current and proposed market areas; difficulties in
consummating acquisitions and dispositions; risks related to our investments
in properties through joint ventures; environmental liabilities; slippages in
development or lease-up schedules; tenant creditworthiness;
higher-than-expected costs; changes in asset valuations and related impairment
charges; changes in general accounting principles, policies and guidelines
applicable to real estate investment trusts; international business risks; and
those additional factors described under the "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in
the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013
and in the Company's subsequent Exchange Act reports. We caution you not to
place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect our outlook
only and speak only as of the date of this press release or the dates
indicated in the statements. We assume no obligation to update or supplement
forward-looking statements. For further information on these and other factors
that could impact the Company and the statements contained herein, reference
should be made to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange

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SOURCE First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.

Contact: Art Harmon, Senior Director, Investor Relations and Corporate
Communications, 312-344-4320
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