DCT Industrial Trust Inc. ® (NYSE: DCT), a leading industrial real estate company, today announced Charla Rios has joined as Executive Vice President, Property Management, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer, Phil Hawkins.

Charla joins DCT Industrial with more than 25 years of real estate experience and is responsible for DCT Industrial’s property management function, including the development and implementation of strategic objectives for the Company’s property management program. Leading a team of strong and experienced property management professionals, Charla oversees property management for DCT Industrial’s national portfolio of approximately 77.3 million square feet of properties leased to more than 840 customers. Charla is also a member of the Company’s Executive and Investment Committees.

“Charla’s track record of leadership, combined with her extensive property management experience is an important addition to DCT Industrial’s leadership team. In her role she will build on DCT’s reputation of responding to customer and property needs quickly and effectively,” said Phil Hawkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of DCT Industrial.

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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