Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. Added to the MSCI U.S. REIT Index

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Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. Added to the MSCI U.S. REIT Index

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. (NYS: COLE) , a market-leading net lease REIT, was added to the MSCI U.S. REIT Index (RMS/RMZ) following market close today. The addition to the index comes only two weeks after being listed on the NYSE. With the inclusion of COLE, there are 126 REITs in the MSCI U.S. REIT Index.

According to the MSCI, the U.S. REIT Index is designed to reflect the practices of asset managers, and aims to represent the performance of the equity REIT investment opportunity set in the U.S. The MCSI U.S. REIT Index, a free float-adjusted market capitalization index, consists of equity REITs that are included in the MSCI U.S. Investable Market 2500 Index, except for specialty equity REITs that do not generate a majority of their revenue and income from real estate rental and leasing operations. The companies represented on the REIT Index represent approximately 85% of the U.S. REIT universe.

About Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc.

Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. (NYS: COLE) is an industry-leading net-lease REIT that acquires and manages real estate assets leased long-term to a high-quality, diversified tenant base. Since 1979, Cole has leveraged its deep relationships, efficiencies of scale and rigorous operational processes to acquire and actively manage retail, office and industrial properties. As of March 31, 2013, Cole Real Estate Investments owned $7.7 billion of gross assets, which included 1,013 properties representing approximately 43 million square feet of commercial real estate in 48 states. Through its private capital business, Cole Capital, Cole manages 1,031 additional properties with an aggregate purchase price of approximately $5.3 billion. To learn more, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may be considered forward-looking statements that reflect the current views of Cole Real Estate Investments and Cole's management with respect to future events. Forward-looking statements about Cole's plans, strategies and prospects are based on current information, estimates and projections; they are subject to risks and uncertainties, as well as known and unknown risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Forward-looking statements are not intended to be a guarantee of any event, action, result, outcome or performance in future periods. Cole does not intend or assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, and the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on them.

Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc.
John Bacon, 602-778-6000
Vice President, Marketing
Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc.
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Director, Investor Relations
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