NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Realty Capital Trust, Inc. ("ARCT" or the "Company") announced today its preliminary inclusion in the MSCI US REIT Index. According to MSCI, the MSCI US REIT Index broadly and fairly represents the equity REIT opportunity set with proper investability screens to ensure that the index is investable and replicable. The index reflects approximately 85% of the US REIT universe. As reported by MSCI, ARCT's inclusion in the MSCI US REIT Index will become effective on Monday, December 3, 2012.
"We could not be more pleased with our inclusion in this important index," offered William M. Kahane, CEO of ARCT. "It is a privilege to be recognized as being among the REIT industry's biggest and best companies."
About MSCI IndexesMSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools. MSCI is headquartered in New York, with research and commercial offices around the world. Important Notice This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell any shares of the Company. American Realty Capital Trust, Inc., a publicly traded Maryland corporation listed on The NASDAQ Global Select Market, is a leading self-administered real estate company that owns and acquires single tenant free standing commercial real estate properties that are primarily net leased on a long-term basis to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. These forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the outcome to be materially different. Additional information about the Company can be found on the Company's website at www.arctreit.com. SOURCE American Realty Capital Trust, Inc.