NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Realty Capital Properties, Inc., ("ARCP" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ARCP) today announced that it filed a universal shelf registration statement and a resale registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120529/NY15147LOGO ) The Company considers both of these filings to be procedural in nature and both registration statements were filed on the first day on which the Company was eligible to do so under SEC rules and regulations. ARCP currently does not expect to raise additional capital in 2012 through these registration statements and its investment and acquisition strategy is not dependent on any such capital raise. The Company's $500 million universal shelf registration statement will enable the Company to grow its capital base over time while providing it flexibility to issue common stock, preferred stock, debt or equity-linked securities. The universal shelf was sized to reflect the Company's current expectation of growth over the next three years. The resale registration statement, upon effectiveness, would register the resale of common stock issued in connection with any future conversion of certain currently outstanding restricted shares, convertible preferred stock or limited partnership interests. Important Notice: ARCP is a publicly-traded Maryland corporation listed on The NASDAQ Capital Market that intends to elect and believes it will qualify as a real estate investment trust focused on owning and acquiring single tenant freestanding commercial properties subject to net leases with high credit quality 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. In addition, words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect" and "intend" indicate a forward-looking statement, although not all forward-looking statements include these words.