W. P. Carey Rings the NYSE Closing Bell(R)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 10/16/12 -- Trevor P. Bond, President and CEO of W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC) rang the New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell® on Monday, October 15, 2012 in celebration of the Company's recent conversion to a REIT. The Company began trading under the name W. P. Carey Inc. on Monday, October 1, 2012. Mr. Bond was joined by members of the Company's senior management team.

As previously announced, October 15, 2012 also marked the effective date of W. P. Carey Inc.'s inclusion in the MSCI US REIT Index and the MSCI US Mid Cap 450 Index.

Photos and video of the NYSE Bell Ringing Ceremony available courtesy of the NYSE, on Facebook (NYSE Euronext-Official Site), Twitter (@NYSE_Euronext) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UE1o8Ws_jw&list=PLFA03DCE9746C5B0D&index=166&feature=plpp_video).

W. P. Carey Inc.
W. P. Carey Inc. is a publicly traded REIT (NYSE: WPC) that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies worldwide and manages an investment portfolio of approximately $12.7 billion. W. P. Carey Inc. is the successor to W. P. Carey & Co. LLC, which had its origins in 1973. The largest owner/manager of net lease assets, WPC's corporate finance focused credit and real estate underwriting process is a constant that has been successfully leveraged across a wide variety of industries and property types. Our portfolio of long-term leases with creditworthy tenants has an established history of generating stable cash flows that have enabled the Company to deliver consistent and rising dividend income to investors for nearly four decades. www.wpcarey.com

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