NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) ("Lexington"), a self-managed and self-diversified real estate investment trust focused on single-tenant real estate investments, today announced that it has commenced an underwritten registered public offering of 15,000,000 common shares. In connection with the offering, Lexington intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,250,000 common shares to cover over-allotments, if any. Wells Fargo Securities, BofA Merrill Lynch, Jefferies and KeyBanc Capital Markets will act as joint book-running managers for the offering. Lexington expects to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay the amounts outstanding on its secured credit facility and a portion of the indebtedness assumed in the Net Lease Strategic Assets Fund L.P. acquisition and the balance for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, acquisitions from time to time. This offering will be made under Lexington's existing automatic shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement, when available. The prospectus supplement related to this public offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the prospectus and related prospectus supplement may be obtained by contacting: Wells Fargo Securities, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y., 10152, or by telephone toll free at (800) 326-5897 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10038, Attention: Prospectus Department or by e-mail email@example.com; Jefferies & Company, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10022, or by telephone toll free at (877) 547-6340 or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com; or KeyBanc Capital Markets, Attention: Prospectus Delivery Department, 127 Public Square, 4th Floor, Cleveland, OH 44114. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state.