Excel Trust (NYSE: EXL), a retail focused real estate investment trust (REIT), announced today it has been added to MSCI’s US REIT Index as a result of the November 2011 Semi-Annual Index Review. According to information in MSCI’s press release, all changes will be implemented as of the close of November 30, 2011.

About Excel Trust

Excel Trust, Inc. is a retail focused REIT that targets community and power centers, grocery anchored neighborhood centers and freestanding retail properties. The Company has elected to elect to be treated as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Excel Trust trades publicly on the NYSE under the symbol "EXL." For more information on Excel Trust, please visit www.exceltrust.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain statements that are forward-looking, as that term is defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or by the Securities and Exchange Commission in its rules, regulations and releases. These statements include, but are not limited to, discussions related to the Company's expectations regarding the performance of its business, its liquidity and capital resources and other non-historical statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. When used in this release, the words "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct. For a list and description of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations, see the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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