Cousins Properties Names Connolly Chief Investment Officer


Cousins Properties Names Connolly Chief Investment Officer

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYS: CUZ) has promoted Colin Connolly to the role of Chief Investment Officer, placing him in charge of acquisitions, dispositions and opportunistic investments for the Company.

Since joining Cousins in September 2011 as Senior Vice President, Connolly has executed a number of high-profile office acquisitions, including Promenade, 2100 Ross, Post Oak Central and 816 Congress.

"Colin has proven to be a key player in the ongoing implementation of our strategic plan," said Larry Gellerstedt, CEO of Cousins. "He brings a fresh perspective to the leadership team, and we look forward to his continued contributions to Cousins' success."

About Cousins Properties Incorporated

The Company is a leading diversified real estate company with extensive experience in development, acquisition, financing, management and leasing. Based in Atlanta, the Company actively invests in office and retail projects. The Company is a fully integrated equity real estate investment trust (REIT) and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CUZ.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws and are subject to uncertainties and risk and actual results may differ materially from projections. Readers should carefully review the Company's financial statements and notes thereto, as well as the risk factors described in Part I, Item 1A of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and other documents the Company files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and speak as of the date of such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise.

Cousins Properties Incorporated
Cameron Golden, 404-407-1984
Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

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