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AmREIT Announces Closing of Its Common Stock Offering and Underwriters' Exercise of Option to Purchase Additional Shares

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AmREIT, Inc. (NYS: AMRE) (the "Company") today announced that on July 19, 2013, it completed an underwritten public offering of 3,450,000 shares of common stock, including 450,000 shares issued and sold pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares, at a public offering price of $18.25 per share. The net proceeds of the offering, after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses, were approximately $60.0 million.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay borrowings outstanding under its unsecured revolving credit facility, to fund all or a portion of the acquisition of the fee simple interest in its Preston Royal East property, to fund a portion of the acquisition of Woodlake Square from its joint venture partner and two of its advised funds, and for general corporate purposes.


Jefferies acted as sole book-running manager and Baird acted as lead manager for the offering. Capital One Securities, PNC Capital Markets LLC and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey acted as co-managers.

The offering was conducted as a public offering under the Company's effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (File No. 333-189525). A final prospectus supplement related to this public offering was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 16, 2013. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the related base prospectus may be obtained by contacting Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone toll free at (877) 547-6340 or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com.

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

About AmREIT, Inc.

AmREIT believes it has one of the highest quality grocery and drugstore anchored retail portfolios in the REIT sector.AmREIT's 29 year-old established platform has localized acquisition, operation and redevelopment expertise in the most densely populated and affluent submarkets of five of the top markets in the U.S.:Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and Atlanta.AmREIT's management team has in-depth knowledge and extensive relationship advantages within its markets.AmREIT's portfolio was 96.5% occupied as of March 31, 2013, and its top five tenants include Kroger, Landry's, CVS/Pharmacy, H-E-B, and Publix.AmREIT also has access to an acquisition pipeline through its value add joint ventures, including three leading institutional investors who partner with the company as local experts.AmREIT's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "AMRE."For more information, please visitwww.amreit.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements related to the offering and the expected use of the net proceeds therefrom, which are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," or "potential" or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases, which are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters. While forward-looking statements reflect AmREIT's good faith beliefs, assumptions and expectations, they are not guarantees of future performance. Furthermore, AmREIT disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, of new information, data or methods, future events or other changes. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could impact AmREIT's future results, performance or transactions, see the section entitled "Risk Factors" in AmREIT's preliminary prospectus supplement dated July 15, 2013, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 15, 2013.



AmREIT
Chad C. Braun, 713.850.1400
cbraun@amreit.com

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