Ryan & Maniskas, LLP ( www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/arct) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of American Realty Capital Trust, Inc. (“American Realty” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ARCT) concerning possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law related to the Company’s efforts to sell the Company to Realty Income Corp. (“Realty Income”) in a stock-for-stock deal valued at approximately $2.95 billion. Our investigation concerns possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law related to the approval of the transaction by the Company’s board of directors; in particular, whether the Company undertook a fair process to obtain fair consideration for all shareholders of American Realty. For more information regarding our investigation, please contact Ryan & Maniskas, LLP (Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire) toll-free at (877) 316-3218 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/arct. Under the terms of the proposed transaction, American Realty shareholders will receive a fixed exchange ratio of 0.2874 Realty Income shares for each share of American Realty common stock that they own. Based on Realty Income’s closing stock price of $42.48 on September 5, 2012, this consideration represents approximately $12.21 per share. If you own shares of American Realty and would like to learn more about these claims or if you wish to discuss these matters and have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights, contact Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire toll-free at (877) 316-3218 or to sign up online, visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/arct. You may also email Mr. Maniskas at email@example.com. For more information about class action cases in general, please visit our website: www.rmclasslaw.com. Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is a national shareholder litigation firm. Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is devoted to protecting the interests of individual and institutional investors in shareholder actions in state and federal courts nationwide.