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Public Storage Announces Pricing of 5.750% Cumulative Preferred Shares of Beneficial Interest, Series T

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Public Storage Announces Pricing of 5.750% Cumulative Preferred Shares of Beneficial Interest, Series T15:04 EST Tuesday, March 06, 2012 GLENDALE, Calif. (Business Wire) -- John Reyes, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Public Storage (NYSE:PSA), announced that the Company has priced a public offering of 17,000,000 depositary shares at $25.00 per depositary share, with each depositary share representing 1/1,000 of a 5.750% Cumulative Preferred Share of Beneficial Interest, Series T. The offering is expected to result in $425 million of gross proceeds (assuming no exercise of the underwriters' overallotment option) and to close on or about March 13, 2012. The Company expects to use the net proceeds, together with cash on hand, to redeem our 6.625% Cumulative Preferred Shares, Series M. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, UBS Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities nor shall there be any offer or sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus and prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated toll-free at 1-800-294-1322, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC toll-free at 1-866-718-1649, UBS Securities LLC toll-free at 1-877-827-6444 ext. 561-3884 or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC toll-free at 1-800-326-5897. Company Information Public Storage, a member of the S&P 500 and FT Global 500, is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that primarily acquires, develops, owns and operates self-storage facilities. The Company's headquarters are located in Glendale, California. At December 31, 2011, the Company had interests in 2,058 self-storage facilities located in 38 states with approximately 131 million net rentable square feet in the United States and 189 storage facilities located in seven Western European nations with approximately ten million net rentable square feet operated under the “Shurgard” brand. The Company also owns a 42% common equity interest in PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE:PSB) which owned and operated approximately 27.2 million rentable square feet of commercial space, primarily flex, multi-tenant office and industrial space, at December 31, 2011. Public StorageClemente Teng(818) 244-8080, Ext. 1141