"… the transaction will result in considerable economies of scale and estimated cost savings of up to $48.0 million as well as diversify ARCP's real estate portfolio. These benefits should create certain competitive advantages for the combined company including a lower cost of capital, which likely will benefit shareholders going forward. In addition, the initially implied and currently implied merger consideration is within the estimated valuation ranges derived by the company's financial advisor."As previously announced on December 17, 2012, ARCP and ARCT III entered into a definitive merger agreement under which ARCP will acquire all of the outstanding shares of ARCT III in a transaction that would result in a combined company with $3.0 billion of enterprise value. Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, each outstanding share of ARCT III will be converted into a right to receive, at the election of each stockholder, either 0.95 of a share of ARCP common stock or $12.00 in cash. A Special Meeting of ARCP Stockholders to consider and vote on a proposal to approve the issuance of shares of ARCP common stock to the stockholders of ARCT III pursuant to the merger agreement has been scheduled for 9:00am ET on February 26, 2013, at The Core Club located at 66 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022. Stockholders of record as of January 4, 2013, will be entitled to vote at the Special Meeting and will receive the definitive proxy materials to register their vote. Stockholders who have any questions or need assistance voting their shares, should contact the Companies' proxy solicitor, Innisfree M&A Incorporated toll free at (877) 800-5187.