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W. P. Carey Announces Postponement of Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Thursday, June 13, 2013

W. P. Carey Announces Postponement of Annual Meeting of Stockholders

16:15 EDT Thursday, June 13, 2013

NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC) announced today that its 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, originally scheduled to be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013, has been postponed and will now be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at The TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10018.  No changes have been made to the record date or the proposals to be brought before the Annual Meeting, which are presented in the Proxy Statement and related materials that the Company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2013.

W. P. Carey decided to postpone the meeting after it was informed of a processing error made by Broadridge Financial Services, Inc., the firm engaged to distribute W. P. Carey's proxy materials to its Stockholders.  As a result of this error, some beneficial Stockholders did not receive all of the proxy materials.  Accordingly, the Company decided to postpone the Annual Meeting in order to distribute the materials to the affected Stockholders and provide them with sufficient time to consider the proposals to be voted upon at the Annual Meeting. 

W. P. Carey will continue to solicit votes during the postponement.  Stockholders who have already submitted a proxy or voting instructions and do not wish to change their vote need not take any further action; shares will be voted as originally directed.  Stockholders who have not yet submitted a proxy or wish to change their vote may vote their shares by using the telephone or through the Internet.  Instructions for using these services are set forth on the proxy card.  Stockholders who attend the Annual Meeting may withdraw their previously submitted proxy and vote in person.

W. P. Carey's proxy statement and any other materials filed by the Company with the SEC can be obtained free of charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or from the Company's website at www.wpcarey.com.  Only stockholders who held the Company's common stock as of the record date of April 23, 2013 are eligible to vote at the Annual Meeting on July 11.

W. P. Carey Inc.  Celebrating its 40th anniversary, 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 owns and manages an investment portfolio totaling approximately $15.2 billion.  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 

COMPANY CONTACT:

PRESS CONTACT:

Cheryl Sanclemente

Guy Lawrence

W. P. Carey Inc.

Ross & Lawrence

212-492-8995

212-308-3333

csanclemente@wpcarey.com

gblawrence@rosslawpr.com

SOURCE W. P. Carey Inc.

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