COLE REAL ESTATE INVESTOR ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces The Investigation Of Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. Over The Proposed Sale Of The Company To American Realty Capital Properties, Inc.

Juan E. Monteverde, a partner at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities firm headquartered in New York City, is investigating the Board of Directors of Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. (“Cole Real Estate” or the “Company”) (NYSE: COLE) for potential breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with their conduct related to the sale of the Company to American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (ARCP) in a cash or stock deal valued at approximately $11.2 billion. Under the terms of the proposed transaction, Cole Real Estate’s stockholders will receive either $13.82 or 1.0929 shares of American Realty common stock for each share of Cole Real Estate common stock they own. The stock share offer is valued at $14.59 per Cole common share based on American Realty's closing price of $13.35 on October 22, 2013. The offer price only represents a premium of 13.8% based on Cole Real Estate's closing price of $12.82 on October 22, 2013.

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The investigation focuses on whether Cole Real Estate’s Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to the Company’s stockholders by failing to conduct an adequate and fair sales process prior to agreeing to this proposed transaction, whether and by how much this proposed transaction undervalues the Company to the detriment of Cole Real Estate’s shareholders.

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If you own common stock in Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. and wish to obtain additional information and protect your investments free of charge, please visit us at www.faruqilaw.com/ COLE or contact Juan E. Monteverde, Esq. either via e-mail at jmonteverde@faruqilaw.com or by telephone at (877) 247-4292 or (212) 983-9330.

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