DCT Industrial Trust Inc. ® (NYSE: DCT), a leading industrial real estate company, today announced John Spiegleman has joined as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer, Phil Hawkins.

John joins DCT Industrial with more than 20 years of legal and real estate experience. Prior to joining DCT Industrial, he worked for Aimco, a publicly-held real estate investment trust (REIT) where he served as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel since 2006. Prior to his position at Aimco, John spent seven years at Miller Global Properties as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel.

“John brings significant experience in structuring real estate transactions, specifically with REITs, which is a great asset for DCT Industrial,” said Phil Hawkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of DCT Industrial. “He will make an excellent addition to our executive team.”

John is responsible for all legal, risk management and compliance matters for DCT Industrial. John received his BA in economics from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and his Juris Doctor is from the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder, Colorado.

John’s notable recognitions include being chosen as one of Denver’s five top in-house lawyers by Law Week Colorado in 2008 and he was selected as a Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation.

About DCT Industrial Trust Inc. ®

DCT Industrial Trust Inc. is a leading industrial real estate company that owns, operates and develops high-quality bulk distribution and light industrial properties in high-volume distribution markets in the U.S. and Mexico. As of March 31, 2011, the Company owned interests in, managed or had under development approximately 77.3 million square feet of properties leased to more than 840 customers, including 14.6 million square feet managed on behalf of three institutional joint venture partners. Additional information is available at www.dctindustrial.com.

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