DCT Industrial Trust Inc.® (NYSE: DCT), a leading industrial real estate company, announced today that it has commenced a public offering of 20,000,000 shares of common stock. In addition, the Company expects to grant to the underwriters for the public offering an option for 30 days to purchase up to 3,000,000 additional shares of common stock. BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Citigroup and Jefferies will serve as the joint book-running managers for the offering. The Company intends to use the net proceeds received from this offering for future acquisitions, development activities, repayment of amounts outstanding under its senior unsecured revolving credit facility, general corporate purposes, or a combination of the foregoing. The offering will be made pursuant to a prospectus supplement to the Company’s prospectus, dated November 20, 2012, filed as part of the Company’s effective shelf registration statement relating to these securities. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to these securities when available may be obtained by contacting: BofA Merrill Lynch, Attention: Prospectus Department, 222 Broadway, New York, New York 10038 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, telephone 1-866-803-9204. About DCT Industrial Trust® DCT Industrial Trust Inc. is a leading industrial real estate company specializing in the acquisition, development, leasing and management of bulk distribution and light industrial properties in high-volume distribution markets in the U.S. and Mexico. As of June 30, 2013, the Company owned interests in approximately 74.9 million square feet of properties leased to approximately 870 customers, including 12.3 million square feet operated on behalf of four institutional capital management partners.